Sunday, January 16, 2011

back at em

In lieu of resolutions this year, I'm making an effort to work on my 30 before 30 list. I turn 28 this week, so I have just about 2 years to complete my list, which includes everything from mastering puff pastry from scratch to buying an SLR camera and beating Mark at a lot of types of Trivial Pursuit. One of the items is to update this blog at least once a week, but that also requires me to have something to say or a photo to post. I'm hoping to buy my new camera in the next several weeks, so I'll hopefully be posting some better quality photographs as I learn the ropes of the camera's settings.

Here's a general recap of the last 6 weeks or so in baking and cooking around these parts.

Gingerbread House 2010 - the first ones with the Stone sign out front. :)

A combination flourless chocolate cake and cheesecake with candy cane pieces and furiously- dumped-on milk chocolate.

Mark preparing Shirley, the goose we roasted with the de Almeidas for New Year's Eve. Shirley was greasy, yet delicious.

Carrot cake cupcakes with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting for Erin's birthday!

Amazing chocolate peanut butter mini cupcakes that Mark made for my birthday dinner this weekend. They were rich and divine.

I'm reading a few food books this month, so hopefully I'll be able to share some of those soon as well.