Sunday, October 31, 2010

Have A Spooky Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everybody!

Hope its a night full of spooky costumes, delicious treats and great costume parties :D.

Halloween is a night for everyone to get creative with their baking, decorating or costumes. Its a day to let loose and have a lot of fun no matter what age you are.

For my contribution to tonight's Halloween menu, I have made some delicious candy corn sugar cookies, which are two different flavors, vanilla and chocolate.Also, you will obviously notice that they look like two different cookies, but actually there the same recipe but altered by color and shape. The vanilla cookies were not prior chilled before baking and the chocolate were chilled. It's a silly mistake by me, but that comes with the territory in trying new recipes and baking. However; I'm glad that it looks like I made two different cookies and did more work lol :D

These cookies definitely pack a punch in flavor.The vanilla dough fits so well paired with candy cone and so does the chocolate. They are different from each other ,but all fit so well together. They are really sweet cookies and make me think I'm eating sugar cookie or candy corn ice cream if that exists?? ummm. The vanilla are crispy, thin and chewy while the chocolate texture is chewy and brownie like texture.Hopefully everyone at the get together likes them as much as I do and these cookies definitely need a good tall glass of milk.They are my favorite sugar cookies so far and I'm still welcoming myself to find a better and unique recipe.

I also have a spooky Fermipan pizza, which is a recipe I have used many times because its so simple and delicious .Its also really easy to double up the recipe to make two rounds or one large rectangle pizza. This time I went with making two rounds and added a little spooky flair to it by adding cookie cutter shaped mozzarella cheese bats and half-moons. I also added little black peppercorns for eyes so your able to notice where the bats are. The shapes didn't comes out as good as I thought they would because I think I needed a cheese that had less moisture.Its still however spooky for this occasion and a really simple way to bring a little creativity to the meal.

Well I hope these recipes strike your fancy for this year or next years Halloween.

Have a great Halloween and eats lots of candy!
What is your favorite candy to eat at Halloween?, mine is Twix or kitkat!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Do The Twist

These pizza twists have a very colorful attractive appearance along with its seductive aroma. It will latch on  to anyone as soon as there done baking and out of the oven. So make sure to make them big and make a lot of them. They are even easier to handle and more portable then pizza plus the filling can be easily change to your liking.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day :D


I am thank full for my family,great friends and my best friend. I am also thankful this year for my passion for baking and all my fellow blogger's that have inspired me to create a blog. Thank you my followers for all your wonderful inspirational and positive comments on every post I've had made. It really makes me feel my little blog as a purpose.

Hope everyone has a great day and a delicious dinner, be sure to get nice an full off turkey :D

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dessert And Baked Good Community For Bloggers

 I finally found a dessert/baking community for  baking bloggers to submit their specific blog topics. I found it from another blogger and I'll be submitting my blog very soon. The site is a little case sensitive on image sizes,but if you can make them the exact size you wont have a problem. I'll see how this new site will turn out, looks like a lot of blogs have already joined. So check it out, DessertStalking.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Chocolates, Chocolates And More Chocolates

On Friday afternoon, I was really anxious to try out my candy molds I got for my birthday so I made some peanut butter cups.They were really simple to make and I recommend anyone that loves peanut butter and chocolate to use this recipe. They are even better then the store bought Reese's from what my family tells me. I  have never been a big fan of Reese peanut butter cups because I find them very sweet and artificial. I would always give away my Reese's when I was young from trick and treating. However, if your a Reese fan or not a fan like me you wont be disappointed at all with this recipe, I certainly wasn't.If there is a way to make anything homemade its usually the better choice for flavor and great texture.

Crispy And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.... Yum :D

On Wednesday evening, I made some of these delicious big chocolate chip cookies that were quick and easy to make. I just needed something quick involving chocolate so I could conquer my addiction to it by giving in.I think a lot of people can sympathize with being chocolate addicts.

On Martha Stewart I looked at her collection of chocolate chip cookie recipes online and found the right one for me called "Crispy And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies". They had just the right balance of crispy edges and chewy melty centers.They are a great cookie for dipping in milk or coffee. Every time I ate one I had to have milk with it, just makes sense doesn't it?

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Is There A Baking Community Website For Bloggers

Hey Everyone.

Recently I've been looking into finding a baking community website where you can showcase your blog and your posts along with a profile about yourself. If anyone has join one they know of or seen one let me know?
So far all  I've seen is either food communities or different ones such has healthy food communities. Is there a community site for the baker's, I would assume there is one out there somewhere. Ive seen blogs, where people can join other people and you do different projects at times. But in wondering if there really a website you can share your blog on.

Maybe I totally missed it, but let me know? Or maybe someone really needs to make one.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Homemade Chips, Salsa And Dip, Whats Not To Love?

Ever since Saturday's family gathering I've been really wanting to make my own homemade tortilla chips, but every recipe I see online is for store bought tortilla.So I chose to make homemade flour tortilla( from foodess) ,then take to the next level and bake my own chips with using "How to make homemade tortilla chips", which surprisingly uses no oils for the baking. I was actually wonderfully surprised how good they were, I thought they be a little plain tasting or not crunchy enough. However they were very crunchy and golden. They were better then the store brand because you can control exactly how much salt or seasoning you want, plus a whole a lot cheap for more.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday Food Network

Just yesterday, I found out that the food network channel shares the same birthday as me. I find that pretty interesting since that's my favorite channel. I also know that the food network turn 10 years old on October 4th, 2010 and I was 10 years old when it was born :D.

I  however do wish that the food network was born before 2000 because there are so many chefs, bakers, and cooks etc that could of shared their creativity earlier on screen and more easily with other talents. Also, people could of tune in on all the creativity and really learn something new. But I'm glad that it was born when it did because it's one of my inspirations and learning curves.
Happy Birthday!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Happy 20th Birthday To Me!

Happy 20th Birthday To Me

Love this picture because its Hello Kitty and birthday cake. 

This is a really awesome picture that comes from a  really interesting blog called Hello Kitty Junkie, which features anything you could think of to know about it. If your a fan, have children that love hello kitty or just interested you wont be disappointed. I'm already looking at computer wallpaper and reading information :D.

Anyways, my birthday has been pretty relaxed so far and planning to spend the rest of the day with David . I had a family gathering birthday party on Saturday, which was really fun. I am really thankful for all the wonder gifts I received. The food was really delicious with all my favorites and the birthday cake was uniquely beautiful. The day to be explained in a nut shell was full of laughter and smiles.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Family Birthday Party

I had my birthday family gathering this weekend(Saturday), while my actual birthday is this Monday. My mom made me this marble cheesecake. Which includes whip cream along the sides with sprinkled sliced almonds. It has raspberries all along the top and fudge icing piped along the top and bottom. Then she used my heart stencil and made icing sugar prints on the top. It was a really awesome cake and deliciously rich.It was my 20th birthday cake and I thought it was great.