Do you ever find yourself at work, not even close to lunch hour, but starving even after having a well-balanced breakfast? This happens to me all the time. I always bring some kind of snack to work to hold me over until lunch. It’s usually some kind of granola bar, nut mix, or muffin.
D- was going to a football draft meeting turned potluck lunch a few weeks ago. When he told me about it, I was first excited about going to his drafting because I always wanted to see how that goes. But then immediately after that thought, I said “Let’s make dessert!” I am always in the mood to make cupcakes, but I never really have a reason to make them, so this was the perfect opportunity. I went browsing through my cookbooks one night and found the perfect cupcake recipe in Flo Braker’s book.
I have been a big fan of freezing foods to save for later for some time now, but I only recently started to put the freezer to good use. I’ve been exploring other parts of life with D-, that I don’t always have the time to bake cookies from scratch (there’s just no other way to do it!). Who knew Diablo III can be so much fun? 🙂 Of course you gotta balance the gaming out with some exercise. I have a new found joy for jogging outdoors. You might run the same path every time, but there are always different things to look at in the park to keep things interesting.
I first got these little ramekins months ago when I went on a shopping spree at Cost Plus World Market. I seriously can spend a good few hours in that place. I’ve been meaning to make some kind of pudding in these, but life got in the way.
But an opportunity arose, and I took it. I was having this big lunch at my home with my parents and my boyfriend, D. this past weekend to celebrate Chinese New Year, and it dawned on me that morning that I didn’t have any dessert planned for it. So I grabbed my trusty Everyday Food cookbook and found a wonderful recipe to use.
Deciding to take a baking class was probably one of the most fun decisions I had all year. I met some new people and learned how they like to bake and who they bake for. I got to spend more time with one of my friends, since she wanted to take the class with me. I was able to bake almost every week something new and got to learn some new techniques. Oh, and did I mention you just bake cookies?! It was so awesome to me because I love cookies so much!
Nutella can be a wonderful little spread. You can spread it on bread, be used in crepes, or just eat it straight from the jar. But that’s only half of the fun. Nutella is wonderful for baking. There’s so many recipes for everything Nutella that you might never get bored of it.
These little cookies look so pretty, but they’re actually extremely easy to make. That is why I decided to make these last minute for my company garage sale. The day before, I decided I wanted to bake something for my co-workers who would be working that weekend for the garage sale (only a select few were chosen to work). I thought it would be a nice treat.