Saturday, March 29, 2008

Emilia Laughing Part 2

I will be back a little later to rave about PSE4 (photoshop elements 4.0) Meanwhile here is a little something that I have worked on. You've seen this one before, but click on each one and compare. The quality is so much better using PSE4 vs Power Point. And the print quality is excellent, just like a photo from Walmart. I printed up my first one last night and almost screamed for joy.....except it was close to midnight and I don't think my husband and kids would have appreciated it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Review: Caramel Custard

Okay, so I am not sure I let the sugar/carmel mixture cook long enough. When I flipped it over it was a very thin syrup, very watery. I cut a tiny bite-sized wedge and the good parent that I am feed it to my six-year old, letting her be the brave test-taster. She said she liked the custard part, but not the top part. I took a tiny piece for my-self and I have to admit that if my daughter wasn't in the room, I probably would have spit it out. I didn't care for the taste of it. I am pretty sure that the custard part turned out okay. I told my husband to take it to work so I could get some reviews back and unfortuntley he left it at home on the table all day, so we had to throw it out. So now I guess I will never know how bad or good it was.

Even though I didn't care for it I have to admit it was an extremely easy dish to make. I think I would have to cook the sugar to a deeper amber. I would make this for a pot-luck or Cinco de Mayo party. It is a dish that looks spectacular (when make correctly) and looks harder to make than it is.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Laughing Emilia Kit
Word Art-Shabby Princess-Express Yourself of piece
Text - Amienne

Tuesday's With Dorie

Ok, so technically I guess it is already Wednesday.....but I did try to get this Tuesdays with Dorie off the ground this week.

Tuesdays with Dorie is a group of people who weekly are making a dish out of the exact same cookbook. Membership at last count was 100. I joined because I love to bake and I would like to be more adventurous in my cooking.

This week's Recipe was a caramel flan. Now even thought technically I have never tried flan, if you were to ask me I would say that I did not like it. But I figure heck, why not and braved making it. Here is a picture of it in my oven.
I will post a little later how it turns out and what I think about my first bite of flan....
And I think I will get started on next weeks assignment so I can get on track.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Scrapbooking Page

What this blog is about

This blog is specifically set up for my creative side. While I don't plan on "butchering" anything, I do look forward to doing baking, cooking, scrapbooking, and crafting. Since I am a full-time workning mother I know that my entries will be few, but I hope you enjoy what I do have.