In my last post I told about going for a motorcycle ride in January. Unheard of for us here in the Midwest! We had a very uncommon mild start to 2012. Just ten days ago we had a beautiful moonlit night.
rabbit trail…..I played around with the above picture in Picnik which has become my favorite photo editing website. However, the other day I received an email telling me that they are shutting down in a couple of months. Anyone know of any other online editing websites similar to picnik? rabbit trail over(for now).
So what does one do on a snowy afternoon when they are just thankful to have arrived home safely from work?
make a mess of her kitchen, of course! A neat cook I am not. Yes, this is how I roll…
I was trying out a new recipe for a dessert auction coming up in March(see pictures from last years auction here and here). The theme this year is chocolate. I tried to convert the espresso cupcakes I made for our son, Joe’s wedding back in June into a cake. The results? ehhh [shrug]. I tried a different cake recipe and it either needs tweaking or I should go back to the original cupcake recipe. The cake will be going to work with me tomorrow. My guys there will eat anything as long as it isn’t crawling away. In fact, they rather like my experiments.
I was thinking about baking this in individual coffee mugs instead of a big cake. Get it? Espresso cake baked in a coffee mug? I thought it could be kind of cute. Have you ever baked anything in a coffee mug before? Did it work? Did the mug break? Did you adapt the baking temperature or time? Any tips?
Do you have any fabulous chocolate dessert recipes you’d be willing to pass along on to me? I’ll be sitting by my email waiting for them.
Have a great week! I hope to get the journal tutorial posted in the next day or two.