Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This cake was by far my favorite chocolate cake recipe to date. I loved it. It was fairly simple too. Would have been a bit easier if I didn't have to make coffee by french press but it was fun! I love using my french press.

Anyway, I used this recipe, from Joy the Baker. I highly recommend any of her recipes. Also, she is the sweetest girl ever!

Here are some yummy pictures of the amazing cake!



-M

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday

Today I am going to finish cleaning up a shelf that Brittany gave me so I can put it in the bathroom or in my room. Then, I'm going to post about this amazing cake I made the other day! Then, I'm going to sit around and try to do something productive. We'll see how that goes. I'm trying to decide if I want to do a giveaway...would anyone enter?

Speaking of giveaways, check out this super cute one at The Velvet Bird.

-M

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day part 2:

This past weekend was Mother's Day as we all know and I made my Mom pralines. I used the caramel recipe from Vanilla & Lace. All I did differently was added the 1 lb. of pecans during the last step when the vanilla is added.











I also made her a carrot cake. I used a box mix and just added 1/2 cup of sliced carrots, 1/2 cup of raisins, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. It was yummy!





Today is my Mom's birthday too! She's had a pretty good week so far I would say! Except, she ate all of the pralines I gave her in one day!! She loves her pralines!

Yesterday we had dinner at our friend's Mekisha and Johnny's, it was so good. Johnny made brisket, baked beans and potato salad. I brought dessert. I made this strawberry cheesecake parfait. I got the recipe from Kraft. I omitted the blueberrys. I'm not a big fan unless they are in muffins. It turned out really good! I'll definitely be making more variations of this all summer!





-M

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Momma's Day Part 1:

I am currently sitting in the kitchen, which smells just like Christmas time, and making my lovely Momma some treats. Her birthday is the 11th, so just a few days after Mother's Day, so she gets double the treats! :D I also got her a present and she's been bugging me to tell her all day. It's kinda funny.

So, I decided to let you in the on the secret!

IT IS...??????

NOPE! NOT TELLING! I know my Momma will be reading this so I just had to play a trick on her.
I will be posting all about it after the weekend! HEHE! :D

Love you Momma!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Finally...

I am so ready for tomorrow to be over. It is my last day of the semester and I will officially be done with science classes. Since I changed my major back in March I just can't seem to be motivated to study for this class. It just seems silly since I don't actually need it but I stayed in it just in case I decide to change back to something in the medical field later on. Anyway, tomorrow is the final and I've been trying to study all night but I've found myself doing laundry, dishes, and numerous other things I absolutely hate instead of studying. That can't be good. HA! So, wish me luck!

-M

Here are some super cute pictures I've been loving...





I am so terrible and remembering where I got these pictures. So, if you know where one is from let me know and I promise I'll get better at keeping track.