Archive for category: Kitchen Stuff

Baking Lesson 101

19 Mar
March 19, 2012

This weekend I had a baking lesson from my new friend Madeline.  Her boyfriend Andrew is on Lance’s cycling team and one time, he brought over some cupcakes that she had made.  There were 3 or 4 different kinds and they tasted like they came out of a bakery!  They were so delicious.  They were fancy too, with fruit inside of one and fudge inside of another with amazing tasting icings.  Andrew mentioned how she bakes all the time and it got me thinking that I should learn how to bake soon because I want my kids to think I’m the best at everything, of course.  Whenever we have a family pot luck, it seems that we always end up with having to bring a dessert.  Well, with the kids being at a crazy age and our schedules being so busy, we usually opt to buy something and take it.  Plus, it’s EASIER!  But after tasting these homemade cupcakes, I was truly inspired to start on my journey of baking.  I want the kids to like what I make and I want them to have favorite treats that only I make. Read more →

My Green Juice Experiment

09 Mar
March 9, 2012

the green juiceI’m not the type of gal that makes wonderful concoctions up in the kitchen when I cook something.  I need directions.  I probably read the directions 3 times before I do what it says to do.  I don’t know why, I am just so funny about following directions while cooking.  I just can’t figure out what things should go together, and I’d rather just do what the recipe says instead of figuring it out myself.  So, when it comes to smoothies and drinks, it’s the same deal.  I need directions.  Whenever I used to get a protein shake at the gym, I would memorize the recipe, so that I could make it again at home one day.  (I was in love with this one peanut butter crunch drink-omg, so good!) Read more →


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