Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mom's Wonton Soup

Today our air conditioning was fixed! Hurray!

Now our oven has decided to be uncooperative.

Apparently no clock display = no baking temperature display = no baking for Joyce.

Luckily, today's post did not require an oven.

Mom's Wonton Soup

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mango Dessert

For the last 8 weekends I have been taking mini vacations and traveling to near by cities. Usually I end up in Toronto, but I have gone as far as Montreal and Niagara Falls.

Montreal had some really great bagels. Montreal-style bagels. Sweet and tasty.

Niagara Falls had the Hersey Store. Limited edition chocolate. Cookies-and-cream kisses. Chocolate-and-almond kisses. Choco-mint Chipits.

With all this traveling, I haven't had time to buy flour since I ran out.

This can be a limiting factor when deciding what to make... 

In addition, the air conditioning broke down so I decided not to bake/use the oven to avoid overheating the house. Instead, I used the refrigerator for my Mango Dessert.

Mango Dessert

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Take two.

It seems that I always have buttermilk on the verge of being expired and in need to be used up. 

I like to buy buttermilk because it just adds that little extra "umph" to my baking. The problem is that I never use it up in just one recipe, so I always have left over.

I usually buy more buttermilk because I don't have enough for another recipe. And of course, I end up with left over... once again.

So today was a special day.

I used up all the buttermilk, flour, vanilla extract, and eggs in ONE RECIPE. 

Great-tasting-Unintentional-Garbage muffins. 

Feel free to take two of my Berry Buttermilk Muffins.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No butter cookies.

I read online that some cookies can be made with bananas in place of butter.

It sounded too good to be true.

But I tried it anyways... I made up my own recipe. So beware.

Banana-Oatmeal-Peanut-Craisin-Almond flour-No Butter Cookies
That's a mouthful. Literally.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Boston Cream Pie... or Cake?

I've been wanting to make a Boston Cream Pie for a while so I did. Or at least I tried to. 

Yes, I am aware that I made a cake, but according to Wikipedia, Boston Cream Pie is a cake and not a pie. 

Yes, I am aware that Wikipedia is not a scholarly source, but they are just full of interesting info so I will just take my chances.

Boston Cream Pie

Monday, August 2, 2010

Starry-eyed about saving a stary pie?

A few days ago, I made some pies. A few baby pies. One was blueberry. The other five were apple. They were covered in stars. They were cute, just like most human babies.

I wanted them to be jam packed with fruit, but I didn't make enough pie filling. Oops. 

I charged on and filled the pies with what I had. I should have just made more filling.

 I baked the blueberry pie and one of the apple pies.
The rest of the pies were frozen...
but that all changed today.

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