Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just Another Day!

Another day at home as winter  break continues. Starting to get ready for Christmas parties and all the baking that needs to be done with them!

I found a recipe for Pizza Hut Breadsticks
they ended up tasting really great! And very similar to the real Pizza Hut Breadsticks!

Also, I made my magic bars ( 7 layer bars)

One of my favorite! It completely cures any sweet tooth or craving you are having by satisfying every aspect !  mmmmhmmm

Had a job interview today.. Still not sure what I want to do, but got a call back for a 2nd interview for tomorrow. We'll see.. Pay is having a lot to do with my decision..

I wish I coud just magically start the business I want to start and forget about working for everyone else.

Oh well-- so is life.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get my Chocolate Cream Pie made and maybe a Pumpkin Cheesecake?!

Monday, December 20, 2010

First day of Winter Break!

So.. I'm new to blogging.. but recently i've been reading everyone else's blogs across the world and decided I should take a shot at it.

Today marked the beggining of Winter Break from work so I am officially off work for 2 weeks! Which means baking, cooking,baking,cleaning,baking,sleeping, and baking!

Last night I made some delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies--I cannot begin to tell you how long I have been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and I believe I have FINALLY found one!  *I know that everyone loves different types of chocolate chip cookies, so this might be my perfect cookie, but not everyone else's favorite*

Chocolate Chip Cookies::
Makes about 3 dozen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour
 and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted
with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars;
 beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low;
add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute.
 Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
2.Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on
 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
3.Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the
 center, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet
1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. .

Also this weekend, we celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday- and of course- I made the cake. I was so excited to make this specific cake i've been dying to make, and it was a hit!!

AMAZING! Everyone loved it! How much fun when they cut into the cake!  It was a lot of work, but totally worth it in the end!

The rest of this week is a lot more baking getting ready for all of the Christmas' we have to go to!