you+me and the army


Heroes season 3!!!!
September 23, 2008, 7:08 AM
Filed under: Food

So in the spirit of the new season kick off I decided to make a

mini cake in the Heroes logo

And I thought I could TRY the spray color to get that redish black look. I have never used this before and I found out that it works for cupcakes/frosting instead of fondant. 

I wouldnt want to eat it either. But, again, this was my first time using that junk. It almost looks like an apple. As I was cleaning I thought, dang i can’t wait till I can get some awesome cake skills and actually see my cake visions come to reality. Maybe one day….  

At least it tasted good. I made a red velvet cake with cream cheese layers. 

Oh and something completely random:

I tried on Ty’s gas mask.  

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YUMMY
August 30, 2008, 11:17 AM
Filed under: Food

Wanna Pizookie? What’s a Pizookie? Well its a large, right out of the oven, cookie with ice cream on top- from BJ’s restaurant. It melts in your mouth. soo.. I made my own version. Thanks to Martha Stewart and my own tweaks, I made one thats here to stay!  

Its more than enough for 2 people so this would be something really good for a movie night or at least for a larger crowd.

  

  
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 9 ounces) mixed milk- and semisweet chocolate chips
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • mini M&Ms on top. I think pecans would be great as well.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix until they are fully incorporated. Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • It will seem drier than other cookie dough recipes, I blame that on the 1 egg rather than 2. Use your hands to work if needed.
  • Transfer dough to a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (I used a cake pan with parchment on the bottom), and press to flatten, covering bottom of pan. Bake until edges are brown and top is golden, 40 to 45 minutes (42 mins for me). Don’t overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve warm; top each wedge with a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce.
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    WOW
    August 23, 2008, 5:12 AM
    Filed under: Food

    God answers prayers! it’s crazy to see it before your eyes. I got a new job. =)

    Today I went back to the west side of El Paso which is about 20-30 min away from home. i went to Celebrations: Cupcakes and Cookies By T and Cookies by design. Both at first said that will think about it and possibly call me in the future for the holidays. Well cookies by design called me 2 hours after I met with them and gave me the job. They want to first start me off in sales because they cross train everyone and then piping on cookies, which will be my main job. I start in september and I am excited. But at the same time I actually really really wanted the job at the cupcake place. It is super cute, the cupcakes are big and good. They also have a florist second so it smells great. Plus I had to try their Pink Lemonade Cupcake(below). Ty and I like it. Sooo if they do not call me I think I’ll still be happy at the cookie shop.



    Let them eat cake
    July 19, 2008, 9:41 AM
    Filed under: Food

    Some people would use their days off from work as a time to relax.. well I have used mine as a time of baking! Ty is gone for yet another two weeks, this time at Fort Knox KY. So now I must distract myself. I bought materials for scrapbooking and I’m very excited to start that next week.

    But most of all I wanted to try to make these “cupcake pops/bites” that I have been looking at for months. 

    All credit goes to Bakerella. I think she has such cute ideas! Of course her presentation is much neater than mine. For my first time I think I did fine. I had no idea that it would take so long to finally finish it. Because it’s humid today I had to do a lot of chilling of the cakes once it was dipped in the chocolate. It’s rich, colorful, and a way use up a boring night. ps. Ty took the camera as usual so its me and the photo booth



    happy 4th of July!
    July 5, 2008, 12:14 PM
    Filed under: Food, Ty

    So what did we do for the holiday? we went SHOPPING =) thats right. We took advantage of the sales happening today so we checked out our wedding registry and bought the rest that we wanted, with the lovely help of the gift cards. Not only did we buy more kitchen supplies, but I got luggage for 60% off. ohhhh yea. I’ve also been a mad cook. check it out:

    orange chocolate chip scones

    lightly breaded chicken with french fries that we made with our fryer, and you can’t forget the tynertoppings.. cheese and BBQ sauce. Ty was a great helper

    and for dessert- blueberry crumb cake -which is now a favorite in our home 

    And of course you can’t end the holiday without some fireworks, and I was really looking forward to it

                             Did i mention that the firework show is in Mexico?….