Friday, January 1, 2016

Same ole' resolution: To blog more....

I think I've said that for the past 5 years.  Like most resolutions, I did not stick with it.

Will this year be different? Who knows....

I've been struck with the inclination to write as of late. It's left me a bit astounded. I haven't wanted to write in a very long time. I hope to continue acting on the inclination.

What did I do a lot of this year? Bake. Yes, I baked A LOT. Big items, small items, chocolate, pudding, pies, cakes, cupcakes, name it...I tried it..okay..maybe not but I did a lot.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Let's start with the candy...chocolate covered Oreos, molded chocolates and chocolate covered pretzels. 8 hours later and not even water...I was a mess but my chocolates weren't.

I just realized that the next 2 recipes come from Sally's Baking Addiction. HA!

Next, Peppermint Mocha Cookies dipped in white chocolate. Divine. I made many holiday cookies but these were my favorite.

Donuts. Yes, I made donuts. You bake them and they tastes like giant sugar coated muffins. So delicious.

Chocolate covered banana muffins. Yes, chocolate covered banana muffins. The glaze is silky and shiny and hardens like candy. Make them.

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies. Yes, I used the recipe on the cake mix. No, I am not ashamed. In fact, I changed the recipe and they came out even better than anticipated.

Don't worry, I'll post more images and such. I already baked something in 2016. I'm off to a good start.