Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gingerbread house!

From a kit but still made with love (note the heart on the back). J tried to write 'Happy Birthday God' but his frosting skills need work :)

FIL birthday/no cancer cake

Special day, my father in laws birthday and he found out his cancer was gone. Its a dark chocolate cake with milk and white chocolate mousse layers and covered in dark/milk chocolate sour cream frosting. From a bunch a different recipes

Mmm pie

Vanilla custard pie with cinnamon graham cracker crust, cranberry glaze, and sweet potato ganache. From Food and Wine

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy July 4th!

I made these cupcakes for a 4th of July party. There were a total of 48 large and 48 small. The blue was chocolate, white was vanilla, and red was red velvet. They were a hit!
I took some leftovers home and decorated the white ones for hubs to take into work.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New lifestyle

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) as a teenager, about 10 years ago. Since then I have struggled to feel 'normal'. My weight fluctuates (currently high), body aches, headaches, congestion, wacky periods, digestive problems, and many more which would take too long to type. I prefer to take the natural route when fixing health problems and recently I was refered to an acupuncturist/herbalist to help with the extensive issues. Three times in and I already feel better.

In addition to this I'm following a digestive repair plan laid out in a book recommended for people with diabetes and PCOS. Its called the Schwarzbein Principle, The Program, developed by Dr. Diana Schwarzbein. The diet recommends going soy-, dairy-, and gluten-free for at least a month.
So far so good!

More to come, but I need to get back to my masters proposal!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Passion 1

I love to cook. Here is a sampling of my past creations

Brownies with white chocolate, cranberries, and pistachios

Leek and asparagus tart for a bridal shower
Glamour shot of bridal shower cake; white chocolate layers smeared with apricot preserves and swiss meringue white chocolate buttercream, plus raspberries in the middle, then slathered with remaining buttercream
Outside of cake
Vanilla cheesecake
Turtle cheesecake