Eggs, Butter and Mise en Place
If you couldn’t tell by the title, today was ALL about baking! I’m a firm believer that when baking, always prepare and measure out all of your ingredients first, [hence, Mise en Place!!!]. Baking is much different than cooking, recipes are key, and you must be exact with your method and measurements!
Before I get into baking, I must share with you how I totally redeemed my omelette making skills!! Remember when I had my omelette fail? Well this my friends was the perfect Spinach and Feta omelette [topped with hot sauce of course!!].
Ok so for some reason when I woke up today I felt like baking some new recipes. So while drinking my morning
addiction coffee, I browsed food sites and blogs to see what I felt like making. I bookmarked a few recipes, but decided to narrow it down to two. So here they are.
Recipe#1 [From Teenie Cakes]
Pecan Pie “Cake Muffins” [That’s just my terminology]
I kept most of the ingredients the same. I only had light brown sugar so I added a little molasses. I also added some fall spices [nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon].
Ready to bake!
Finished Product!! These things were pretty awesome. I made them in mini muffin pans because they are so much more convenient and easy to just pop in your mouth. [Maybe dangerous? I will probably eat more of them. Oh well.]
Mid Day Snack consisted of yogurt with the usual toppings, a piece of toast with almond butter and blackberry plum lime jam, two “broken” mini “cake muffins”.
Ok back to baking…
Recipe #2 [From How Sweet It Is] <–On my Blog Roll!!
It all started with the pomegranate. I knew I wanted one of these when I went to Trader Joe’s this morning. What will I do with it?!
Combine it with “chocolatey” goodness of course. What were you thinking?
Creamed butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla.
Finished batter. [Look at those pomegranate arils!]
Little balls of perfection.
Finished product. Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies. Yum.
Kudos to How Sweet It Is for this creation!! 🙂
My dinner consisted of not only cookies but a batch of sausage and peppers that I froze a while back. It was not so photo worthy, but it filled me up!
Now it’s time to eat more cookies and watch the AMA’s! [So far I am not a fan of Miley Cyrus’ performance. Ew.]