If you head over to the ‘You Want Pie With That’ blog you will see that this site has a new theme Pie to bake every month. This is their second month, and the theme is “A Fashion Statement” pie. If you want to check out this site go over to http://pieswiththat.blogspot.com/.
This is offically my First blog contest entry for anything! I was very jacked about doing this but I couldn’t have done all the posting of pic without the help of my rockin husband….so thanks Mike!!
My pie is called ‘Always a Bridesmaid Pie’, which has a Graham Cracker crust, A Chocolate Cream Cheese filling with Bailey’s Irish Creme topped with a lovely Bridesmaid Dress pink whipped cream topping and of course pink lacey white chocolate decorations and some dragee sparkle.
My inspiration for this pie was the Bridesmaid, and her dress. It’s big, puffy, lacey and of course PINK! Anyone who has ever been a Bridesmaid and been forced to wear a not too flattering (UGLY) dress just to please the Bride will understand the meaning of this crazy looking pie. I didn’t want to forget to include LIQUOR in this pie along with the pink because what good Bridesmaid doesn’t get ‘Hammered’ at the reception? Maybe it’s to forget what they are wearing.
Published May 17, 2008
The week before last I made a batch of Black-Bottom-Cupcakes to drown out my hockey woes….yes it’s true, both the San Jose Sharks and Montreal are out for the year :( And as much as I hate to say it the Red Wings are still in :( …But, as all you Cub fans say season after season there’s always next year, RIGHT!!! Kidding!!! Lord Stanley’s Cup should be given out in about two weeks and I know you will want me to keep you posted.
STEP #3 was YouTube which I LOVE to look at! I find all kind of funny and well let’s just say different videos along the way! If you know me, you know I like funny and I like different (ok to a Point). Anyway, YouTube and the library, I think it can be used as a great teaching aid for people who can only learn visually. Another way would be in the Childrens Department, for the many programs they have as well as the Young Adult Programs. With all of the programs the library has to offer I think that a summary of each could be set up on their own YouTube for future reference for any patron who couldn’t go to the program, considering most if not all are free of charge.
For anyone who didn’t get one of the Black-Bottom-Cupcakes I brought into work (sorry), and if you don’t know what they, (Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Chip CheeseCake Center) this is them in the YouTube.. looking as good as they taste, and the song and dance isn’t bad either!
Published April 28, 2008
Tags: Chili, Chocolate, Cupcakes
On 4/19/08 my husband and I along with a few friends went to see Santana in concert. Before we went to enjoy our evening of great music (it’s true Carlos does make his guitar sing! ), everyone met at our house for dinner before the show. What else do you serve for a night of Santana music but Mexican Fare. Of course for dessert I wanted to serve some kind of Cupcake with a Mexican type of flavor so I went searching my favorite blogs for ideas and came up with this. I went with the basic Martha Stewart One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake Recipe but added 11/2 tsp cinammon and 2 tsp of Ancho Chile Pepper for a little Spice and Heat. I frosted the cupcakes with your standard Dark Chocolate Ganche but added 1 tsp of Caynene Pepper and 2 tsp of Ancho Chile Pepper and topped with a Red Hot Candy piece. To get the basic recipes check out Martha Stewarts Web Site or past Living Magazine Issue and for the Ganche I used the recipe in the book Baking: From my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan ( We have the book upstairs.)
The final outcome was so-so! Some people liked them and some did not(my husband and sons didn’t!). They actually didn’t have too much heat but a nice little kick. I guess all and all you have to like spice and heat to enjoy these Mexican Babies, hopefully while listening to a Santana CD you just checked out! The concert was great!
The hockey playoffs are going ok for my San Jose Sharks….they just made it into the second round…..(took a game 7!!)….BUT…Lost the 1st game in that round against the Dallas Stars!! Sorry to say they lost the first game ( and I lost $$$ on that one in Vegas) :(
Step#2…Not sure I did this right, the picture I posted is a little small but next time hopefully I can work on that. I think the library could use this as a way of referencing, like recipes, places and a whole wide range of things. Several different tags could be used by the library. Books and different subject titles come to mine for me. I would use Flickr at home to show pictures of my cupcakes made and tags for the main ingredients used.