Friday, March 25, 2011

My baking blog

It appears this is becoming my baking blog.  In an effort to regain some of my baking skills I tried another new recipe tonight.  It is called a banana split snack cake.  It looks pretty good.  I haven't tasted it yet, but I am going to do it before I go to bed.  It looks pretty good.  Don't you think?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

Today we lost a great actress.  There have been many bad things said about her and true she may have not always done what we deem as right.  But she was a great actress and a beautiful lady.  And I pay my respect to her by this post.

And besides that, she made the perfume that when Issa and Emma smell they think of me.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Not everything I make flops!!!

I just wanted to show you that not everything I make flops.  Here are some caramel rolls that I just took out of the oven and I am bringing to a woman's coffee at our church tomorrow morning.  I really want one right now.. BUT  I will wait

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Biggest Flop Ever

I consider myself a seasoned cook/baker.  BUT  tonight I decided I wanted to make a different kind of cupcake.  So I found this one called Orange/Applesauce cupcakes.  I got all the ingredients in, double, triple checked I had followed instructions.  The batter looked right so I put the batter in the paper cupcake liners and in the oven it went.  


This is what came out.  I have NEVER in my life had a flop like this.  The taste is OK but the consistency is bad and well just a total flop.  Does anyone have any idea as to why this might have happened?  Can this be caused by overfilling?

So  - - - - this is posted to give you all a good laugh... I am not going to give up baking.  Just not going to try these again!!

PS..  It didn't just flow over the cupcake liners,,, it in now on the bottom of my oven!!! 

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

What does one do?

What does one do when life becomes so many things that you never thought it would?  Some for the better but most seem to be not what you expected.  But then of course if you expected it then you wouldn't have a second thought about it.

When you start out on your own at a young age you "plan" your life.  I am sure there must have been people along the way that told me that most of the time, that plan would not be the path that you have to walk in your life.  But I sure didnt take much stock in it if they did.   I thought that I was always doing the things that would make my life play out as I had planned. 

Enter children with minds of their own and influenced by the life they grew up with.  Oh I have sooo much to be thankful for that my kids grew up without getting in any trouble.  I am not so dense as to believe that they didn't  try drugs (hopefully nothing that changed them for life) and had their taste of liquor.  But they were good kids.  They are still wonderful adult kids.  Its just that when they were little and  I was holding them and rocking them, I imagined what their life would be like.  Maybe it was pie in the sky thinking, but are we not suppose to hope, wish, dream and most of all pray that their lives would be good with a minimum of problems? 

I struggle watching my kids struggling with life and now grand kids that are of age.  I would like to believe (stupidly) that I have all the answers, if only they would ask.  Well sometimes I interject my opinions even when they are not wanted.  But the fact is I do NOT have the answers and sometimes that drives me nuts.  Oh to be able to pick them up, hold them tight, give them a kiss and make everything OK for them. 

Sandi,,, you canNOT recapture yesterday,, you do not have a promise of tomorrow,, so treasure today.