I think one thing I make clear around here is that I am a lover of baked goods. My second love is chocolate. That said, I don’t eat cake all that much. It’s a little to heavy for me so I hold eating cake to special occassions. I’m a cake snob; I will pass over a cheap grocery store sheet cake at a graduation event. I do this with ice cream too.
Mike: Not me, I can’t help it. Even when I know it will be bad I’m still lining up for a piece of crappy cake. It’s been happening a lot lately as we reach the end of the school year.
I love making cupcakes. They are just a small piece of cake. I can make a batch and toss them in the freezer (yes, icing and all) and have one when I get a hankering. My all time favorite cupcake is this recipe I came across in America’s Test Kitchen years ago and have been tinkering with ever since. The cake is moist and doesn’t crumble. When you take a bite the frosting is light and fluffy then suddenly you discover a dense chocolaty surprise of a spot of ganache in the middle. You don’t eat this cupcake, you experience it!
A chocola-tie experience!
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It’s not all black clouds and Eeyore-like over here. Mike and I are pulling ourselves off of our niche internet keyword researching to have a little fun. I start thinking about Valentine’s Day the week after Christmas! I KNoW! CrAZy, huh?!
I’m so crazy about Valentine’s Day we will be having a GIVEAWAY! See the bottom of the post for details… » » »
There in the front...one plant,...I said it, ONE plant.
This is post is part of the Hearth-n-Soul blog hop. It’s definitely something Mike and I can get behind! Don’t forget to check out the other participants!
This year we planted one zucchini plant, kept it covered in the hoop house until July and when we opened it up it was the most giantest plant EV-er. It bullied the broccoli plants out of its way and took over the whole end of the garden. By mid-July we started plucking 5-8 lb vegetables off the plant every week. Thus began the season of the zucchini! What to do with all this zucchini? Roasting them on the grill is the quick and easy route to go but that gets boring quick. My other stand-by is to grate the zucchini, put them in ziplock freezer bags and throw them in the freezer. I can make use for them over the winter for breads and muffins. After storing 18 lbs of shredded zucchini I needed some new ideas so I started asking around.
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