Sophia Bag

A while back I got a pattern for the Sophia Carry All by Amy Butler from Sew, Mama, Sew (a really super cool fabric store online). Well, I’ve finally gotten around to at least cutting out the fabric. I’m going to try to take pictures as I go through it, but I’m only so good…

Awesome fabric

Today was awesome. I came home to find a shipment from Sew, Mama, Sew of some fabric and a pattern I ordered. I got a couple prints from the Ginger Blossom collection by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller. So pretty. The only problem being that they are sold out now of the ones I like.…

Cow Tale Cupcakes

So, I really wanted to enter Cupcake Hero and this month’s ingredient is marshmallow. I love marshmallow which should be obvious. I sat and thought long and hard about something fun to make and came up with a few ideas but a lot of them just didn’t sit with me (or I had done them…

Cooks Illustrated Chocolate Cupcakes

Well, with all that wonderful ravioli, we had to have some dessert. And since we had all sorts of cool pastry tips and glitters from shopping at the Home Cake Decorating Supply Co, we had to make cupcakes. 🙂 I decided to make the Cooks Illustrated chocolate cake recipe from Bakers Illustrated with their buttercream…

KitchenAid Ravioli Maker

While I was in Seattle the other weekend visiting B&D, I managed to convince them that they needed the KitchenAid Ravioli Maker. They had some pasta attachment that goes with the meat grinder, but it’s not the same. I show them the videos of Peter Pasta and they were (okay, B was) sold in much…

Making Pasta with Peter Pasta

A while ago, I was in Williams Sonoma and at the demonstration table they have there, the man was demonstrating how to make pasta using Ecco la Pasta pasta mixes and the KitchenAid attachments. I was mesmerized. It was the coolest thing. He made ravioli and some fettuccine. I tried the fettuccine and it was…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to make cupcakes. I had picked up some fantastic shamrock sprinkles and some St. Patty’s Day cupcake cupcake cups and I was determined to use them. In the true spirit of the holiday, I decided to make Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes and had found this recipe by David Lieberman (because…

Chicken Pot Pie & Brownies

For dinner last night, I made chicken pot pie. Quite delicious. Not really sure how healthy it is given the pastry crust but definitely some good comfort food. For dessert we had No Pudge brownies. They are delicious. Super easy to make and much healthier (or at least lower in calories) than normal brownies. We…