Archive for November, 2008

Blog break

I’m taking a blog break this week. Check back next Monday for a slew of holiday (and birthday!) posts.

Happy Thanksgiving,
R.

It’s a long story.

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A test run

This recipe for pumpkin turtle cheesecake worked out pretty well (and received positive reviews from my coworkers).  I think I’ll make it again for Thanksgiving.

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Crawling is so three weeks ago

Here are a few additional photos of Olivia from this weekend. She’s completely given up on crawling–it’s walking only for this baby, er…toddler.

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Kids at play

We made good use of the warm weather this weekend. Good thing–it was fleeting.

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An outlet

I set out to test the turtle pumpkin cheesecake recipe I’m planning to make for the Smith Thanksgiving, but I found I was completely out of heavy-duty foil. So, instead, I made these Oreo truffles from–you guessed it–Bakerella.

It’s an incredibly simple recipe–a package of crushed Oreos mixed with a package of softened cream cheese forms the truffle.

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Then, you just dip the centers in melted white almond bark. I sprinkled them with some of the Oreo crumbs.

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The interior remains very soft. They are absolutely delicious!

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From aspiration to obsession

This Bakerella business is getting the best of me.

I haven’t thought about anything else since stumbling across this blog. And, that’s saying a lot, because I had a huge event this week.

But, as I was deviling deeper into her site, I wound up at Cakespy, and then Tartelette and then Cupcake Bakeshop, and then Cannelle et Vanille…and somewhere in there, I found a little line of text in which one baker/blogger explained that she started because there was something missing from her life, and that thing was baking.

Hmmm, a cupcake-shaped hole that can only be filled by batch after batch of batter. Interesting.