Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

I admit that this entry is long overdue. My sisters are going through BBB withdrawal, or so they tell me on Facebook. I know I haven’t posted since the beginning of the month. I also haven’t been baking. There were no birthdays for work and I was sick (baking while sick is frowned upon in my book). And let’s be real here: March has been a roller coaster month, hasn’t it? You know that saying, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” Well, I think it’s been true for more than just the weather this month. I am certainly glad that March is almost over because it means Spring Break is in sight! Just a few more days, then I finally get a break…a chance to live the life of leisure that I’d grown so accustomed to when I started this blog.

Last week was just one of those weeks, the kind that pushes almost over the edge. Recognizing that, I was out of the office on Thursday before 3:00pm. It was an absolute miracle given that I had stayed for 11 and 12 hours the past two days. I left work telling people that if I didn’t leave then, I was going to start hating my job. Okay, so I exaggerate, but I really needed some “me” time. And as you all know, that means I wanted to bake in peace. I wanted to bake for no other reason than because I had a recipe I was dying to try from Brown Eyed Baker. And here it is: Chocolate Dipped Macaroons.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mint Brownies

Birthdays are synonymous with cake, but I think I’ve overdone it on cake recently, as noted by the last two posts about cakes. So when we had another birthday in the office, I knew I had to come up with something different to bake. I LOVE brownies and believe that my Mom’s fudge brownies are the best in the world. I think I’ve mentioned them before they are the infamous “Breakfast Brownies” that some of my SMC Gaels know very well. If you know me or read this blog at all, you know that I also love chocolate and mint together. Bringing those two loves together, I have come up with this recipe.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious carrot cake was made for my principal’s 50th birthday. Yup, I had the privilege of baking the cake for a very important person’s milestone birthday. Talk about pressure! As per usual, I discovered the recipe on Brown Eyed Baker around Thanksgiving. Her cake fell apart and she made it into a trifle, which impressed me beyond belief. Prior to that, Erin made a carrot cake for Dan (my brother-in-law) back in October, but she said she wasn’t impressed with the recipe. So, when I offered to bake this birthday cake, I knew it had to be perfect. If successful, this would be a recipe I would use for a long time to come.

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