All tagged dessert

Apple Dumpling Gang

After becoming an avid blog reader I noticed I started to have what other's call blog envy. There were purses I knew I shouldn't buy, shoes I knew I couldn't afford and dream homes I had pinned on Pinterest that would never be mine. I started to see that same envy spill over into my food, even before I started blogging. There were cakes that were perfectly frosted, muffins with perfect domes, and doughnuts that were perfectly fried and I tried painstakingly to recreate them. One day I told myself I will get there. Having no formal training what so ever, it was going to be a day far from then. To be honest it will probably be a day far from now even. 

Birthday Cake

So this birthday was hard for me, it was an end of the era type of thing. IF I wasn't feeling bad enough Facebook has to go and be an ass and tell me here is what you were doing for the last decade on your birthday. The problem wasn't what I was doing it was that I had been on Facebook for longer than a decade. Seriously! 

Chocolate Cream Pies

Today's post started out with much higher aspirations. I was going to make something fancy and do amazing things with props and then life happened. The day called for something soothing. Some people eat soup to soothe their soul, I call your soup and raise you chocolate cream pies. The world needed something a little stronger, something with three types of chocolate and some coffee. Now when some of you make this, you will correctly make the instant coffee and only use a half a cup of it. Today called for the whole packet of instant coffee in 1/2 cup of hot water. I dare you to do it, you will thank me later. These are soft and pillowy cookies and when you get those bites of milk chocolate chunks the world will seem a little better. 

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Now many of you have your own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and if you have spent any amount of time on Pinterest you know there are are a lot of recipes claiming to be the best cookie you ever bake. Im not claiming anything but a really tasty cookie that you will make again, and again. Now if you like thick, chewy, and soft cookies these are not for you. I will post that recipe soon. Though my family has some discerning cookie tasters and managed to even wow a few soft cookie enthusiast. 

Orange Chiffon Cake

I can't begin to tell you what an awful weekend I had. My two day nightmare included burnt dough, broken glass, bandages, and sweat. I know most of you won't feel bad for me because I do have the pleasure of calling Hawaii home, but let me tell you a little secret, paradise has been lost. With traffic, exorbitant prices on well, everything, enjoying the beautiful beaches and tropical weather becomes harder and harder to do. So to kickstart a better week, Im starting it off with a chiffon cake. If you aren't familiar with this take of cake it is an extremely soft and bouncy cake. It can be flavored anyway you like. Chiffon absorbs syrups and holds up to almost any filling or cream you can imagine.