Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TWD: Espresso Chocolate Shortbread

The weather has smiled upon us and the temperature plummeted to a tolerable level over the weekend. Can I get wOOt wOOt!

With the ability to willfully turn my oven on, I made the Espresso Chocolate Shortbread (chosen by Donna over at Life's to Short ) on Sunday night. They are ... uhhh how do you say....not good. This totally makes me sad because they smelled delicious when they were baking. Like dreadfully addictive good kind of smell but they are just blah. This is probably not due to the recipe, but the ingredients I used. The chocolate was very dark and the shortbread recipe doesn't call for much sugar so they are just bland old bittery hunks of nothingness. Eh... whats a cookie monster to do! I guess god can bless you with good weather so you can bake.... and then he thoughtfully puts you on a cookie diet so you can still wedge your butt into your office chair. Thanks for looking out G!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

TWD: No Custardy Crunchy Peachy Tarts

Aye I forgot to post this blog yesterday! See the heat is getting to my brain.....

Well its flippin' hot here right now...its supposed to be like 111 degrees or something insanely hot like that. Since it is so hot and I have no real A/C, at least not in the kitchen, unnecessary baking of any kind is on the back burner.....

The Custardy Crunchy Peachy Tarts were chosen by Rachel at sweet tarte, you can find the full recipe here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TWD: Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Last weekend we got together with my sister-in-law Tahnee and her family for a brunch before we headed over to Cousin Gayle's for a family get together later in the day. It was bound to be a day of eating (allot) and of course we couldn't go empty handed so I made the Oatmeal Breakfast Bread to take with me to brunch and a big batch of these Snickerdoodle Blondies to take with us later to the party. 

The only flaw in this breakfast bread was that the topping wanted to fall off when I was taking the loaf out of the pan and again later when I was slicing it. A tragedy to be sure because the topping is always the bestest part! So when I make this recipe again I might make it muffins so that all the goodness stays intact.

Excellent choice from Natalie over at Oven Love you'll be able to find the recipe over on her site if you want to make this yourself.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

TWD: Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

I always wonder why I never make ice cream after I make some. It's fairly simple straightforward and easy to do every single time. Maybe its because there is patience involved and you know how I feel 'bout that....waiting is not my strong suite.

It came out a little grainy, probably because of the chocolate that I used but otherwise it was pretty delicious. I mixed in some mini dehydrated marshmallows because I'm stuck with a gigantic bag of them. Never underestimate the power of dehydration because a pound of mini dehydrated marshmallows is shockingly bigger than one would imagine. At least to me it was...... A fresh baked sugar cookie cup and a little squeezy chocolate out of the fridge finished it up quite nicely.

Great choice this week from Katrina at Baking and Boys! you can find the full recipe on her blog here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nostalgia

I was in the toy section at Target the other night browsing for god knows what... we don't have any kids young enough for toys but we go play with stuff in there anyways..... in the nostalgia section of the department they have been adding cool little things... slinkies, sock monkeys and crap like that. Meh... nothing exciting.

But then.... I saw this...
 
Monchhichis! I must have them! They don't have any cool outfits.... but they are just too cute!

My honey didn't understand my excitement over these little balls of fur... so I texted a picture to my bestie from when way back when and she was just as excited as me so :P!

And if the Monchhichi song isn't already stuck in your head...