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Cake Pops!!

15 Aug

Yesterday, I did the unthinkable.  I decided to make cake pops.  It was actually pretty hard to get them right, and they are quite time consuming.  Although in the end, I felt pretty happy with my colorful, tasty results.  I bought the cake pop mold thinking that I would need it to make the delicious dessert, but little did I know that you actually don’t need these; all you need is cake and frosting and two hands waiting to mush them together (I secretly had fun doing the messy part).  

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Of course, I chose funfetti. 🙂 I only made a batch of 12 in the cake pop mold (I thought it would be fun to use it even though I didn’t need to), then baked the rest into a giant blob (mmm)

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Even though the balls spilled over a little in their mold, I just ended up mushing them into cake+frosting goo.

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They look like UFO’s! Haha

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Post-mushing

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Shaping them into little balls was the easy part.  I had to dip the lollipop sticks into the chocolate, stick them into the cake, and wait for it to harden.  I learned this after I tried to completely coat the cake pop with chocolate immediately after sticking it*.

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Clearly, things got a little messy**.

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The final product!!  Some of them are prettier than the others, but let’s not judge the poor little things. 

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Not bad, huh? 🙂

 

*Note the failure. 

**Note the eaten failure.

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Roasted Cherry Brownies

16 Jul

Cherry season is coming on strong.  Every single time my mom has gone grocery shopping, she’s brought home a nice big bag full of succulent cherries.  I decided to put these puppies to good use in a recipe that I made last year around this time.  Image

I may or may not have snacked on a couple cherries while pitting them.

This recipe is extremely easy to do, which is partially why I love it so much (aside from the fact that the brownies are gooey and delicious).  I do remember last time I did this though, I made them with the home-made brownie recipe, which was much more extensive.  I admit (shamefully), that today, I used brownie mix [gasp!].

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The brownie mix waiting patiently as the cherries roast.

While my mom and I waited for the brownies to bake, we ate dinner.  She cooked a tofu dish with mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and a little ginger.  It was so yummy I wanted to eat so much more, but then my nose detected a wonderful chocolatey scent wafting through the kitchen.  Naturally, I held off.

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YUM.

I took the brownies out after 25 minutes.  Perfection.

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Omelette

14 Jul

I was craving an omelette for breakfast this morning, so I decided to make one.  And one for my mommy and grandma.  I don’t mean to brag, but they were pretty tasty.  I made mine with 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg (enriched with omega-3!), mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, and a scoop of spicy salsa.  This was also a great challenge for me.  In previous attempts to make an omelette, I always end up with scrambled eggs with goodies intertwined in the dish.  However, this time, I was determined to get it into a perfect circle.  The most terrifying part was the flip, because that is where things could have taken a wrong turn.  My mom and grandma’s omelets weren’t perfect, but on my last try, I got it!! Third time’s a charm!

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