Oh boy, are these addicting! Honestly, I have never had a Snickerdoodle cookie before but if they are anything like these, count me in. They smell heavenly while baking, and fill the house with a warm comforting aroma. These little beauties come out of the oven very moist, (which is great for a muffin, because no frosting is involved) and they are perfectly sweet. Can you believe the other half wouldn't even try one? He’s on his diet/working out routine again. It’s probably better anyway, more for me. Although, I did have three the night I baked them so I decided to get out of the house and go to the gym before I ate number four. I wonder if those 40 minutes on the elliptical actually burned them off. I took the rest to work with me today and received the same reaction. I think my boss had at least three as well, every time I went into the break room I caught him sneaking another bite, made me feel better. :) You will have no problem making any friends if you make these babies. It’s pure unadulterated cinnamony sugar goodness.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Happy Tuesday Ya’ll! (I say “ya’ll” because I live in Texas and say it all the time anyway, and also because once you see how much butter is in the following recipe you will think I’m Paula Dean.) Well I did another cake this weekend, a baby shower cake. It wasn't for anyone I know so of course I had to do a tester cupcake to try it out (quality control, you know). I made a butter cake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream. I always make a double batch of the frosting, just in case. You never know when you might need a little extra, or are tempted to eat a spoonful. Is eating a peanut butter and buttercream sandwich a bad thing? The butter cake turned out great, really moist, and the strawberry filling complimented it well. The filling technique will work great for any type of fruit filling, not just strawberry. The other half actually ate the left over strawberry filling with all the cake scraps from leveling mixed in, like cereal with a bowl and spoon. I’m assuming his muffled “mmm hmmm” is his stamp of approval.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. I had a great holiday weekend, but it just wasn’t the same without fireworks. Here in Texas all fireworks were banned due to the fire danger. So we had to settle for great food. Hopefully this Summer Berry Cobbler will provide fireworks…in your mouth. :) I ended up taking this beautiful cobbler full of fresh berries made with blueberry scone dough along with homemade vanilla bean ice cream, and refreshing white sangria to our gathering. This cobbler would fit in great with a summer BBQ or just a relaxing meal at home. Berries are everywhere right now, and you can find a variety at your local farmer’s market, so throw in what you like or any kind of seasonal berry and enjoy.