Monday, March 29, 2010

Babies, babies, babies!

One of my girlfriends is having a baby in May and for her shower I decided to test my hand at those oh so cute "Ruffle Butt" onesies. I got the inspiration for these from a few different websites and have seen them done a bunch of different ways. I mainly based it on my friend Kym's . Kym is amazing in the way of all things creative...

These are so fun and easy to make. I will try to post a little step by step tutorial soon.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Hi everyone! My husband and I have moved house (although 'moved condo' is more accurate) I have not been baking or making anything in the last couple of weeks ... unless you count tacos and chocolate chip cookies, but those serve as less interesting blog entries so I am saving you guys the details. But packing, moving and unpacking takes a lot out of a person. I hope to be back on the baking track soon.

I have a friend's baby shower this Saturday, so I plan on sewing up some cute baby items as a gift. I also found a recipe to make Girl Scout Samoa's from scratch!! Hello shortbread, caramel and chocolate dipped and covered in coconut!! This recipe is slightly intimidating to me, but I know how much everyone loves those Girl Scout cookies! I promise to post soon... Stay tuned!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Not Your Grandmother's Corned Beef

I know I am not the only one who loves those first signs of Spring. The warm rays of sunshine on your wintery white skin, birds chirping at the crack of dawn and the fact that you can leave work at 5:00 and not have to drive home in the dark. We all love those things, but one of my personal favorites about the end of winter is seeing Corned Beef in the grocery store! I LOVE Corned Beef. I would eat it everyday as a child if my mom were to make it for me everyday. The same is still true. Except my mom lives 150 miles away and now I have to make it for myself.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chocolate Caramel Cups

Everyone who has been around me when someone busts out a box of See's knows I go straight for the Caramel Patties. They are the little disc looking chocolates, flat and round, filled with caramel and covered in chocolate. So simple, but sooo good.

These Chocolate Caramel Cups are basically the same ingredients just a little bigger allowing for more caramel. Oh, and I added a sprinkle of sea salt on top to intensify the flavors.

This recipe is adapted from David Lebovitz's Chocolate-Covered Salted Peanut Caramel Cups recipe. I don't need peanuts getting in the way here, people.