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Baking with Grammie December 23, 2013

Filed under: Christmas,Family — Kelocity @ 2:24 pm
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I think “Baking with her Granddaughter” has been on Grammie’s bucket list since Adele was born. Today, we made that wish come true. I don’t know who had more fun.
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They started small, with some basic Pillsbury sugar cookies. Over the years, these two chefs plan to graduate to more complicated culinary adventures. But for today, it was all about Frosty and Santa.
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These cookies were made with love, let me tell you!
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Then we waited for our cookie masterpieces to come out of the oven.
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And like all great chefs, Adele found out that half of cooking is doing the dishes!
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I have to say, Adele’s Christmas Cookies are going to be the hit of Christmas Eve dinner! Get em’ while they’re hot!
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Luck of the Irish Cupcakes! March 17, 2011

Filed under: Cooking,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 9:24 pm
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This is not a food blog, nor do I claim it to be so. It’s pretty obvious that I have absolutely no creative cooking skills what-so-ever. But that doesn’t prevent me from seeing amazing recipes on other great food blogs and recreating them myself.
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Today’s culinary adventure comes from Green Lite Bites (who had a baby today, by the way!!) She posted a great recipe for green cupcakes! Erika and I had a dinner party tonight, and these were the perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day!!
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But here’s the kicker…. the recipe calls for a box of cake mix, some applesauce and this magic ingredient:

A whole bag of spinach!
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Ok, I know, sounds gross… but trust me on this one. Roni doesn’t steer you wrong.

You puree the spinach with the applesauce for a while in the food processor:
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Yep. A whole bag! Pregnant ladies need their nutrients!
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Then you mix the green mixture with a box of cake mix… and stir, baby, stir!
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I know, I agree, it sounds gross. But I did some batter sampling, and I can tell you that all I tasted was vanilla.
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We used mini cupcake tins to make bite sized treats.
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It’s so much fun baking with friends!
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They came out of the oven perfect! They even rose up like normal cupcakes do.  We dyed our frosting green too (for the record, frosting=unhealthy… but I could eat a jar of frosting with a spoon, and in my world, cupcakes need frosting!)
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I experimented with a piping tip to make them look all pretty, I need a little practice though.
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So pretty!
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We tasted them and they were pretty rocking. They were rich and moist, with lots of vanilla flavor.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Sugar, Sugar (Cookies) March 6, 2011

Filed under: Food — Kelocity @ 7:00 am
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Last night, we went over to Erika and Timmy’s house for a Mexican Fiesta. They had quite the spread… I totally didn’t take any pictures, but you name it, they had. It was DELICIOUS. We were in charge of Guacamole and dessert. We figured, might as well go authentic, and headed to a Mexican Supermarket to get some fresh guacamole while we were out. We walked all around the store before asking an employee where it was. They looked at us and said “Uh, Guacamole? Like the dip?” we were like “um, Yes!?” And they didn’t have any!! Maybe they just make it fresh from home and no one actually buys it in the stores? So strange!

Anyways, for dessert, I went traditional (basically as American as you can get).
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Since they just moved into a new apartment, I made half the batch of cookies as little houses!
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And the second half, I dyed red and made little hearts (to celebrate baby Sophie!)
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The hearts were looking a little plain, so I dressed them up with some sprinkles!
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There may or may not have been a slight sprinkle disaster, but don’t worry, Irving. The roomba will eat them on Monday.
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They came out so cute!

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The house cookies did too. Can you tell it’s a house?
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I’m a pretty clean baker. I pretty much clean up as I go to avoid a huge mess at the end. But these sure made for a lot of dirty dishes!
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Irving admitted he didn’t love these cookies. And I admit, they definitely weren’t the most creative option, but once in a while, you just need an old fashioned sugar cookie.

 

Prepping for a Baby Shower! September 12, 2010

Filed under: Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 8:26 pm
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One of my best friends, Ashley and JR, are having a baby soon, so today, Erika and I threw her a shower to celebrate!

But back up to earlier in the week when we started making the favors and the cake!

First Step: FAVORS!

We made chocolate covered pretzels!
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We melted down some chocolate to decorate inside the molds with:
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We had to paint all the details with a paintbrush:
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And we melted down some chocolate for the base:
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Viola!
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All wrapped up!
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Second Step: Sugar Cookies!

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Then we had to frost them all!
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Third Step: Bear Cake!

Erika found this super cute bear cake in the Wilton Magazine:
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We Erika made the two layers of the bear first. and used frosting to stack it together.
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Then she got to work decorating with frosting!
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(I think my camera ate some of the detail shots of this!)

Erika pretty much made them and I watched (moral support!) And she was nice enough to let me lick the spoon. lol

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The Final Product! So cuuute!!!
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While we baked, the boys were jumping around playing the wii!
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We had a BLAST planning the shower. I was sad Ashley couldn’t be there… but I guess we had to keep it a surprise!

 

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies June 14, 2010

Filed under: Food — Kelocity @ 8:40 pm
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I had a total craving for some cookies that reminded me of being a kid. I finally found a recipe online for some Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies that was really, really good!IMG_4033

The dough was really hard to mix and it wasn’t blending well at first.
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So I ended up just using my hands to mix it all together.
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My favorite part was rolling the balls in sugar! (Don’t they look like Munchkins)?
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All lined up and ready to be baked!
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When they came out, I added the Hershey’s Kisses…..But not just any Hershey’s Kisses….. CARAMEL ones!!!!
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Ok… I lied up above… my favorite part was actually putting the Kisses into the cookies!
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It felt like I was squishing the cookies too much, so I started inserting them upside down!
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BRILLIANT!
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OMG these were SOOOOOO good!!!!

The jury called these cookies “devine” and “yummalicious”.

I definitely have to make these again ASAP!

 

Warm Apple Pie January 10, 2010

Filed under: Dinner — Kelocity @ 3:44 pm
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When we were back on the east coast, we picked up a package of “Apple Crisp Mix”. So perfect for New England, right?

We bought a whole crate of apples from Costco, so we got to work!

First, you layer the apples. Irving was pretty proud of how thin he sliced them. Next, you sprinkle them with sugar!

Mix the “Apple Crisp Mix” with butter until it gets clumpy.

Here’s my personal mixer. He’s doing a fine job, yes?

Next, layer the mix on top of the apples and bake!

When it’s done, serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream. MMmm! Tastes like New England!

 

 
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