Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sewing fun

I received a sewing machine for my birthday. I made my first purse today with some girlfriends. We had such a good morning sewing and enjoying one anothers company. I was inspired to try and make Anna a skirt. Jeni and Jill are always whipping up something new. This was my first try at sewing Anna an article of clothing.  It is a cute polka dotted corduroy skirt. It looks a little like a tent on but I am learning from my mistakes. This is a whole new adventure for me! I can't wait to try some more sewing projects

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Barefoot Birthday cake!

I was so excited that this was my turn to choose the recipe for Barefoot Bloggers. I had such a hard time choosing what I wanted to make. There are so many wonderful recipes that our group has not made yet. Cake was on my mind since I had a birthday this month. I finally let the kids help me decide. They wanted to decorate the Birthday Sheet Cake. Once I started to make the batter I realized how big it was going to be!  I had to make two cakes for parties this weekend and decided to use 4 rounds instead of the big sheet pan. It worked out great this way. I made two different kinds of cakes. The first cake was a carmelized apple filling with caramel frosting. This is my favorite kind of fall cake. The caramel frosting is so easy and tastes wonderful. The second was Ina's way with chocolate ganache filling and frosting. I was a little disappointed in how each cake iteself tasted. I thought the cake was too dense and not moist enough. Not sure what I did wrong. I loved the ganache frosting and could eat this by the spoonfull if my waistline would allow. My daughter had allot of fun decorating the chocolate cake with m&m's. I forgot to bring my camera to the party and didn't get a picture of the finished cake.  Thanks to everyone who decided to bake along this week with me.  You can check out what my fellow bloggers did here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Frozen Yogurt

This summer I found out I had to watch my cholesterol intake. I have been trying to find alternatives to ice-cream that actually tastes good. I came across a tart frozen yogurt from Trader Joes! I love the tart flavours of this yogurt. It is just as satisfying as ice-cream with zero cholesterol and zero fat! My Food Network magazine came in the mail last month and there was a recipe for Almost Famous Frozen Yogurt. It is supposed to taste like PinkBerry. I love this recipe and have made it twice in the last month. My favorite way is with sliced berries or frozen blueberries. YUM!

Trying New Things

This past year has been a year of change. We moved from a huge running community to an area that does not have the biking and running trails...