I promise those reading my blog I will have some yummy posts in the near future. Right now I have been visiting the kitchen more than I have been playing in it. In the meantime here is a quick post about recipe additions and substitutions.
The first step in any recipe is: READ the recipe thoroughly and the second step is: make SURE you have everything you need. There have been a few times where I was certain I had the staples like flour/sugar/eggs on hand, only to find out I do not have enough. The converse to this scenario is, you have everything for the recipe but you are thinking ‘WOW, 1 1/2 cups of oil? There has to be something I can do about that to make it healthier.’ Most times there are some substitutions you can make in the right amounts.
Math the tasty way
My husband, Dave and I were planning a date to our favorite paint your own pottery store, Get Fired Up. Usually we paint something that would look cool around the house, but usually ends up in our kids’ rooms. This time I suggested we paint an item we could actually use – like a serving plate or a fruit bowl. Off I went to their website to confirm their hours.
Images of pottery scrolled by on their banner and I happened to see a pie dish tucked away on the shelf! /squeals with excitement! I wondered, what are the chances they actually would have a pie dish when we got there?
Well they did!
Inspired by Bakerella’s Cake Pops I tried my hand at making these tasty treats. I was hoping to get some cute little pumpkins on a stick, but mine turned out to be more like, ‘Great Pumpkins impaled by a stick.’ The directions seemed easy enough. Make some cake, mix in some frosting, roll cake into little balls, stick with a lollipop stick, dip in chocolate – ENJOY! In reality, it took me several times to actually get something I was happy with.
Follow me into the pumpkin patch!