If I came to one conclusion this weekend
it is that I enjoy cooking more than baking
with cooking you have variables
you can omit this and add this
it's all about your taste
with baking I have to follow the recipe step by step
I guess I am more of a free spirit than I thought I was!
As you know I started my cooking challenge on the 1st
and I ate take out on the 1st
yeah ~ I know!
the thing is to cook 28 recipes that are new to you
ones that you have never cooked before
expanding your horizons ~ and your taste buds too
you can do one recipe a day or mash 5 into a weekend
like I did.
Saturday morning I hit the ground running
I will tell you that this cake is in my top 10 now of favourite cakes ever
even after all the grief it gave me
after I mixed it up and plopped it in the oven
my cake runneth over
oh yes it did
so picture this ~ the cake is still not cooked
but every time I open the oven to check on it
smoke pours out ~ the smoke detector went off
the dog is howling from the pain in her ears
and we have the windows open on this balmy -20 C
that's -4 F to my friends south of me
Trevor says to me ~ so we are not going to make this one ever again.....right?
yeah right ~ after we tasted it ~ it was worth the cold
and the smoke
the recipe can be found here
and the cooking time is not correct ~ it took about another 20 minutes or so.
Next up was a recipe I had pinned but never tried
slow cooker rolls ~ recipe here
2 thumbs up!
which went great with this soup
the best part I likes about this recipe is that I used it as a base
and made it my own by adding a few of my own things to it.
It was game night on Saturday
and this dip was a big hit
picture and recipe found here
since it is a bacon double cheeseburger dip
I added a couple of tablespoons of relish
which added a little something extra
and we all loved it.
After all the cooking on Saturday ~ I was ready to just relax today
but before I did that I made these
it's chocolate and peanut butter so basically it is a no brainer
a little more work than your normal everyday cookie
as you make the chocolate balls
then the peanut butter balls
flatten the choc into a disc and mold around the pb
well hello there ~ they are worth the extra time
all in all my weekend was a success
every recipe that I tried ~ I would make again
so that's the glory about trying something new
this little man celebrated 6 candles yesterday
my Cooper cat
in his Playcat pose ~ just for you
he is going for a haircut tomorrow morning
shhh ~ don't tell him ~ it's a surprise!
Hope you had a fabulous weekend
I am now headed around to catch up on some blog reading
see you soon!