Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween :)

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I’ve had a fun, busy, sugar-filled Halloween so far, and there’s still a lot left to my day!  Right now I have a batch of Double Chocolate Pomegranate Brownies in the oven.  If they’re any good, you’ll see the recipe here tomorrow!  Unfortunately I once again don’t have a recipe to offer today, but I [...]

Odds & Ends & Gingerbreads

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Aside from the frosting, I didn’t cook anything new and exciting yesterday (and a teriyaki stir fry, no matter how tasty, doesn’t merit a “recipe”…not until I learn how to make my own teriyaki sauce, anyway!) but I did take the cupcakes I’d made into town and drop them off for a few of my [...]

Frosting Adventures

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Frosting is something that I’ve been meaning to master.  I had been buying frosting until recently (I KNOW!) and the main reason I had been topping my beloved pumpkin cupcakes with a chocolate candy coating was because I just wasn’t very good at making frosting.  I’m aiming to change that, and have added both ganache [...]

So Many Pictures

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I had a very busy last couple of days!  I’m looking at another one today…and tomorrow!  I have lots of cooking planned for today.  It’s hard to tear myself away from the TV, though – Sci Fi is showing Stephen King movies and The Stand just started.  I love that book and haven’t seen the [...]

And Now for the Food Part

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Sometimes, a recipe is so tasty that you don’t get a decent picture of it before it’s gone.  This is one of those recipes.  There aren’t any leftovers, either, so I have to make it again to make it look more appetizing (and I will, and eventually I’ll also drag my Very Photogenic black& white [...]

How Many Links Can I Put in an Entry?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’ve got another apple pie just out of the oven, this time made a little differently from my original recipe: no sugar added aside from a couple generous splashes of maple syrup, a big glug of vanilla extract, and a dusting of ground ginger (not fresh this time – I wanted the bite to be [...]

Photography is Hard!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Every time I cook something halfway interesting, I try to take a few shots of it, some for use but mostly for practice.  My camera is nothing incredibly special but it isn’t bad, albeit totally clunky.  It has a sweet flip-screen, though; you can see yourself while you take a self-portrait…Anyway, I find that, much [...]

Filling the Days

Monday, October 20th, 2008

As many people know, I recently (ok, this past July) left my job as manager of a local record store for the domestic life.  Though overall it was a great opportunity to expand my musical and cinematic tastes and I met many wonderful people, staff and customers alike, I’d had enough stress and decided it [...]

Favorite Cupcake Alert!

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

I got home kind of late last night and bed looked too comfy to make myself stay up.  I had a fun evening, though!  The recipe for the cookie dough balls will be posted eventually (I’d love to get into homemade ice cream and make homemade cookie dough, but I think I’ll wait until spring).I [...]

A Few of my Favorite Things

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The cupcakes will have to wait as I don’t know if I’ll even be topping them tonight (they are in the oven right now).  So, tomorrow, writing about my absolute favorite cupcakes.  I intended to make some of them tiny to take to a wine tasting I’m attending tomorrow night with my mom but I’ll [...]