Thursday, March 19, 2009

I love to bake!

Hello hello---3 weeks and 1 day and I am still dessert-free! However, I did have a very weak moment last night and AFTER my dinner, I decided it would quench my sweet tooth if I had three pancakes with maple syrup. Let's just say, I was full to the brim and had quite the stomach ache.

There were temptations galore today for me to cheat and eat dessert, but I stayed strong. Matt's birthday was today and I am having him, Kiel, Lindsay, and Andrew over tomorrow night for a mexican fiesta and birthday party. I made him a Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake--chocolate cake, white chocolate mousse, and chocolate frosting. He loves chocolate--so this cake should be yummy to him. I plan on cutting the slices for everyone tomorrow and staying strong--ya'll have my word on it! ;)

In addition to baking him that cake, which was so relaxing and a lot of fun for me, I made some homemade salsa. I usually just chop tomatoes and onions and cilantro for my salsa, but today I wanted to be more challenged. I made it in the blender and added garlic and cumin and green chillis. It is divine! It is supposed to mellow overnight, letting the flavors marry, and I cannot wait to see what it tastes like tomorrow. Next time I will probably add more spice, as I like my salsa a little spicy.

I also requested to join this group called "Barefoot Bloggers." It is a bi-weekly event that bloggers participate in. Ina Garten (or called the Barefoot Contessa on Food Network) has multiple, beautiful cookbooks out there. Someone from the group chooses a recipe every other week and each member of the Barefoot Bloggers makes it and takes pictures of it for their blog. Should be fun! We shall see!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, Barefoot Bloggers sounds like fun! Ina Garten has some amazing recipes, savory and sweet!