And Bake I Did

You can now add me to the fan list for the Kitchen-Aid mixer. I had so much fun making all the baked goods last Saturday. One of the most popular goodies that was made was the Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones. They were moist and flavorful. You can find the recipe here. 

If you like pumpkin anything, I truly believe you will love these.


Happy Birthday To Me

My birthday was on Monday.   It went by without too much fanfare, just the way I like it.  I did treat myself to something I have wanted for years.  After taking the criossant class I wanted one even more.  It came Friday and I couldn’t be happier.


 Let the baking begin.  I will share what is being made in another post! What is your favorite recipe that you use your mixer for?

I’m Not A Chocoholic 

No, really I’m not.  As I have gotten older I have learned to appreciate it more, but I can honestly say I don’t crave it like some do.  Now,give me salted caramel anything, or cheesecake…I crave that.  

I took another wonderful cooking class called Chocolate Obsession.  On the menu to make: chocolate soufflĂ©, chocolate hazelnut biscotti, chocolate almond dragees, and Grand Marnier truffles.

We were shown how to make the chocolate soufflĂ© first.  It was very tastey, however too much chocolate for me. 

 Here we made the chocolate hazelnut biscotti. It’s not too sweet but at the end they tossed it in surg at which made from great presentation. This was really good even without the cup of coffee.

 Next up was the chocolate almond dragees.  Loved the process that it takes to make them. I will be making these at home. 

   Last the Grand Marnier truffles.  It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.  I loved the ones topped with the salt.  They were rich, chocolate bundles that just melted in your mouth.  These too will be made again. 

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