On Friday, we met up with my sister and her family at Amazing Jakes. Before we went, I ran upstairs to grab my camera (to catch the all too precious moments that one is bound to have at Amazing Jakes) and ran out the door. Only to realize when we got there that my camera was completely out of batteries (does anyone know a good, not-too-expensive camera that has a rechargeable battery?) So, this post is going to be picture less :(
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Posted by Hobbie at 5:29 PM
This is my 'jimmy rigged' cake holder. I didn't have anything to keep it airtight, so I flipped a nice salad bowl over...it ended up working just fine. I really like this cake, but next time I make it, I'll pull it out of the oven a few minutes early. (the next pic shows that the edges are a little well-done...some people like that. I, however, am not one of them.) Notice the pink scale in the background! I love it, my mom found it for me to match my pink & turquoise kitchen. (thanks mom!)
Posted by Hobbie at 4:54 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I know it has been a 'couple' (using this term loosly) days since my last post. It seems like life has been busier than usual...but it hasn't, just seems that way. So, i have become a bit obsessed with cooking(or should I say baking). I think it's all these food blogs I have been looking at or maybe that now we have a kitchen I can actually stand to be in for more than 10 min. (the kitchen in our apartment was a walk through, and entirely too small..in my opinion). Anyway I have been searching for good recipes and found one on Picky Palate for Chocolate Chip Cookies.....only NO BUTTER. She used Coconut Oil instead. My very first thought "I'm making these tonight!!" However, I did not have Coconut Oil on hand, as I had really never heard of it.....which led to multiple trips to multiple stores to find it. Silly me, I figured Oil, would be Oil....like Olive Oil or something, but as you can see from the pics, it is more crisco-like consistancy except Coconut Oil actually has health benefits. Yeah!!
So when we found the Cocunut Oil, I rushed home to make these wonderful cookies. The first batch(pictured) was cooked a little crisp around the edges. The second, however, were excellant. The only thing I was dissapointed about was the next day. I don't think I stored them right because they were very "crispy". I personally like a cookie that holds the softness for a couple of days.
Chase seemed to like them. Adam, however wasn't sure, he said he would rather me make a batch of my dad's famous chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies (which I have to say are absolutly AWESOME). So I made a batch of those (no pics...Adam & Chase keep looking at me like I'm crazy, every time I try to take a picture of the food I have just made.... I'm not sure why) and they were eaten in no time.
So, we had a cookie weekend. Then I had a day off last week. I needed to make some really good cupcakes and I noticed that I had 4 bannanas that were about to go south. So, I made a Banana cake to get rid of the bannanas(you'll have to wait for a pic on this one). And then in looking through some books I found my grandma's recipe book!!! (I was so excited to find this. I had been searching for it for about a year) I found her recipe for quick easy chocolate sheet cake(from scratch, is there any other way :) ...so I made it into cupcakes. They actually turned out pretty good and once they had frosting...they were Wonderfully Delicious! So I figured, since this is what I have been up to in my spare time I would copy all the other 'food blogs' and get some pics to show you.
I am still looking for 'the best' recipes. If anyone has one to pass along. I would love to check it out.
Posted by Hobbie at 8:10 AM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I remember(a year or two ago) talking to a friend about my parents moving to Tucson. Their response was "Tucson??that is the armpit of Arizona!" First of all, Ewww! and Secondly, you are wrong my friend! So, here are the pics to prove it.
Posted by Hobbie at 6:40 PM