The Bake Sale

So we had a bake sale for dance and I went more than a little crazy baking for it. I made: 1 batch of toffee 4 batches of marshmallows in 4 flavors 1 batch of approx 36 cookies 4 1/2 dozen cupcakes of various kinds So now I will share them with you.

Quilt Month

It’s quilt month on the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog. And they are posting all sorts of fun quilting stuff. I haven’t quilted in a while. And I have several partially made quilts. I’d like to take this opportunity to finish them. But they’re also presenting a bunch of quilt blocks (multiple variations on one a…

Science of Cooking

I just picked up this book, On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee. I’m looking forward to reading it and learning from it. Hopefully it well help me to become better at creating my own recipes once I understand why things work better. As I went searching for…

Toffee success

So, last weekend (not this past weekend, but the one before it), I attempted toffee once again. This time was a success. I used this toffee recipe from Cooking For Engineers. Here we have all the ingredients. I’ve already added the butter.

Cupcakes

I wanted to try cupcakes again. And these Billy’s Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes have been on a couple of blogs as being just fantastic vanilla cupcakes. Okay, I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how vanilla cupcakes can compare to chocolate cupcakes as a matter of principle (I guess once in a while they are good), but…

Marshmallow wrap up

Here are the end results. Don’t they look lovely? And here’s what I learned: I wouldn’t make the video recipe (#2). It was way too stiff and I have a couple of good recipes now. I wouldn’t make the first Martha Stewart recipe (#1). It never fully set (it’s still not set a week later).…

Marshmallows still yet again

For my fourth and final batch of marshmallows for the weekend I used the recipe from Cooking for Engineers which I had previously tried. Since I had already tried it before with decent success, I tried it this time with 1 tsp of almond extract and 2 tsp of vanilla extract (the whole recipe calls…

Marshmallows yet again

So, finally we come to one of the successful batches of marshmallows. This is another Martha Stewart recipe although different from the first. I decided to dye these pink because I had found some neon food dyes and wanted to try them out. It was a very pretty pink. This looked quite cute, but I’m…

Marshmallows again

The second batch of marshmallows was from this video I got off Design*Sponge. I should try not to follow recipes from videos because I must have missed something or maybe they mistyped something on the video, but either way, something went seriously wrong with this recipe. I think I followed it to the letter, but…