Friday, July 15, 2011

Pictures.... Maybe

YES! I finally got the pictures up :) The other day when I was doing it and I mentioned how I had no patience for uploading pictures. Tonight I beat it by bringing a book to the computer :) I am glad they are up! So now I will post pictures as I bake things since I have the hang of it. But for now this is just a bunch of pictures I have taken over the last couple of months of things I have made. Enjoy!

Update on Pumpkin Pie

So I made pumpkin pie. Vegan pumpkin pie. I have to say I was disappointed. It didn't taste as pumpkinish as it should have. I will be remaking that recipe and trying it again. I don't even have any pictures. It was that unpicture worthy. Wanna hear the story of the pumpkin pie? Stop now if you aren't so inclined because guess what. I'm telling it :) So after making the pie and waiting for it to cool it was late at night. We needed whipped cream or ice cream to go on top of the pie so I had sent my loving mother out for either heavy cream or ice cream. She came back with heavy cream, ice cream was too expensive. So the pie was finally cool enough to cut around midnight. That being said.... I don't like to stay up late. What can I say? I am a morning person. Anyways I was excited to try my first homemade pumpkin pie. I took a bite and decided it needed whipped cream. So its past midnight (which I am not very happy about but I needed my whipped cream!) and I am beating a cup of heavy cream to death. Or at least that's what it felt like. I got my whipped cream, added a 1/4 cup of sugar and some vanilla and mixed some more. The pie + whipped cream made it OK to eat. I guess I am just not used to vegan. I think there is still a piece of pie left, waiting for me. Unfortunately there is no more whipped cream. I ate it..... We have tons of raspberry bushes and my mom has been picking tons lately so I decided that my whipped cream + the raspberries would be yummy. It was :) It just means I need to make up more whipped cream if I want it with my pie..... Ehhh the pie can wait for another day or two. See it wasn't mouth watering otherwise it would be gone by now. Ok moving on from pie talk. My best friend has been wanting to make ice cream for about a week now. So we decided she is going to come over and we will make homemade vanilla ice cream and eat it with a freshly made raspberry cobbler made by me. She isn't too big on cooking or baking but that's ok, I love her anyways :D I have more to say but honestly I am getting tired of typing so I will save my thoughts for tomorrow. I hope summer is going well for you :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


My lack of blogging shouldn't be an indicator of a lack of baking. Definitely not. The baking definitely happens. Often. So instead of going backwards and trying to explain each time I baked something I am just going to post the pictures. Especially since I will probably be making the treats again. Most of the things I have baked lately are favorites that I have found from my multiple gluten free resources. Ok the pictures are going to take forever to load. BOO. I am getting impatient with uploading pictures so I will try again in the near future. While I have something else to do. I think I will bake a pumpkin or sweet potato pie tomorrow.
And maybe I will blog about it. We will see. My blogging habits are about as sparse as my journaling. Hmmm new goal perhaps?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Yes I am horrible at updating my blog. And I am even worse about putting stuff that actually belongs on my blog. Oh well, after all, it is my blog...


It is Mothers Day. I think that mothers need to be celebrated more than just once a year. It really should be an every day thing. Even if you just voice your appreciation for all your mom does. That is enough.

So moving on to baking... I must confess I have an obsession with baking. But I have been neglecting it lately. School has basically taken over my life. But that is another post for another time. My obsession with baking unfortunately does not include cooking. However I went out on a tiny limb today (and I say tiny because I do occasionally cook) and helped my mom make dinner. And now our dessert is in the crock pot. (which I made by myself). Does that sound weird? Dessert in the crock pot? Apparently you can do all sort of desserts in the crock pot and I am just starting to discover how amazing a crock pot actually is! Even though crock pots are amazing I must say that I was a bit confused at the prospect of dessert in a crock pot. But the title made it irresistible. The title is, wait for it, Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Cake. That got your attention didn't it? This recipe is from my newly purchased Simply Sugar and Gluten Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 min. or Less by Amy Green. She is the author of her own website that is the host to many many delicious and fairly easy gluten free recipes.

A link to her website is here:
She uses alternative methods of sugar such as stevia that make things a bit healthier for you.
I like her website but I like her book even more. :) She put a lot of things in the crock pot which is why it takes 20 min. or less to throw something together. One of the many nice things about crock pots is that you don't have to babysit them.

Ok so I know you probably won't believe me when I say that I will post pictures and a recipe since I still haven't given you the secret to delicious apple pancakes but I promise I will this time. It just might take a bit....

Oh speaking of not posting. I made the most interesting dessert a couple of weeks ago! It was french apple pie and I have pictures of the deliciousness waiting on my camera for me to download and share with you! I think I will do that once I take pictures of my fudge cake and I will post them all. Including the apple pancake pictures as promised. Although their picture does not do them justice...

I am going to go check on my cake now.

I'll post more later. Or maybe I will be too busy eating the cake. We will see.

Bye for now!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apple Pancakes

This morning I made apple cinnamon pancakes. Do they sound good? Well I thought so the first time I saw the recipe. Then I made a batch and I fell in love. I have never tasted a better gluten free pancake before and they are fairly easy to make. I got the recipe off of a culinary school's website. I was amazed at how nicely they cooked up. I made them at 8 this morning and my house still smells delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper. And I didn't even have to adapt it. They just worked! A picture and a recipe will be posted soon.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I suppose I need to start somewhere....

When my life is not so occupied with school I will start posting recipes but for now I will just post information once and awhile. And really I might just ramble. Feel free to ignore the rambling :)

For my first post I will tell a little bit about me :
I am a teenager living in the Northwest. Sometimes the rain gets to me. But for the most part I enjoy the wetness and the green. I am in a program called Running Start. This is where I can go to the community college and get credit for high school at the same time. Oh and the state pays for the tuition so it is a really good opportunity for me. I started this last fall. Today was the second day of my third quarter in the program. I am taking Psychology 101, Spanish 2, and PreCalculus 2. I am trying to find a way to deal with my classes. See each new quarter is a bit of an adjustment. And really I probably shouldn't have started a blog right when I was starting a new quarter. But its ok, life is hectic but its good.