Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Easy Peasy Fudge

Today I wanted to make something after forever of being in the woods with small children as a camp counselor so I planned on making no bake cookies, my favorite. My mom asked me instead to make fudge. I was hesitant but soon found out that nothing could be easier. I used the recipe on the back of the sweetened condensed milk can.
Easy Fudge
-18oz semi sweet chocolate chips (about 3 cups)
-1 can sweetened condensed milk
-dash of salt
Add to sauce pan, melt, and pour into serving dish and cool for 2hrs.
Seriously what could be easier. It even tastes good and as you know sometimes the simple recipes taste awful. So if you ever want fudge and want an easy recipe try this one. :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Yum!

I've become quite the recipe website and foodblog junkie. Being a member of Tasty Kitchen does not help matters as it just manages to expose me to more cooking blogs. Recently the writer of the blog LaFuji Mama friended me on Tasty Kitchen and I have come to really enjoy her blog.

LaFuji Mama posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe that was supposed to be better than the recipe on the Toll House food bag. The trick to this new recipe was to essentially follow the same recipe on the bag but half the butter and don't add nuts. LaFuji Mama baked both recipes and said that yes this cookie was better than the original.

At my house we love cookies. If I could I would eat cookies all day. My mother and sister's favorite cookie just happens to be chocolate chip so I decided that I would try this recipe when I made these cookies the other day. However instead of ommiting the nuts I only halved the butter. I made a double batch but only added one bag of chocolate chips and some nuts.

The Verdict:
These cookies were delicious. I have to agree with LaFuji Mama and the original poster of this trick to the Toll House recipe Chris Garboski. These cookies were not oily and were chewier than the original. They were a hit in my family. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Remains of the Day

Well I'm home from college having just finished my spring semester and since I had nothing better to do I decided to watch The Remains of the Day. The movie was good but very depressing.
*Spoiler Alert*
The movie stars Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. These are both excellent actors and did an excellent job in the movie. The problem I had with the movie was that both characters were in love with each other but both failed to act on their feelings and never ended up together. What made the movie good is that the characters were so real. The movie had no real action but I personally found it interesting. I don't think I will ever watch this movie again but I have to say that it was good even though the ending was so sad.
Has anyone else seen this movie and have anything to add?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Boston Cream Pie

Today I attempted to make Boston Cream Pie. It just sounded really good. Being the lazy person that I am I decided to use a box cake mix for my base. Good idea but next time I should follow the directions. You see I wanted to use yellow cake mix but the closest we had to that was butter golden cake, ok fine but we were out of butter. Since I thought that the reason that the cake mix was butter golden was just the same as yellow cake but you used butter instead of oil I decided I would make it like a regular yellow cake. Bad move. The cake mix was way too runny and the cooked cake had a custard flavor and texture to it.

Rather than waste good cake I continued on my plight. Next I made instant vanilla pudding and placed it in the fridge to chill. When it had set I put the majority of it on the cake and gave the rest to my siblings. I then made the chocolate glaze. This went basically well, luckily frosting is hard to mess up. When putting on the glaze I didn't try to be neat since the cake was already "defective." In the end the cake did not look that great but it tasted pretty good, at least I thought so and my siblings ate it so it must have not been too terrible despite the custard textured/tasting cake. :)
Here is the recipe for the chocolate glaze:
5tbsp margerine or butter
6tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup powdered sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Add cocoa powder and mix.
3. Add the powered sugar and vanilla.
4. Add water about a tbsp or two at a time until you reach the your desired consistency.
Note: The glaze may appear very oil at first, this is fine, don't panic just add a little more water. Not only should this fix the problem it should improve the consistency.

Hello People

Hi everyone, I would like to begin my blog by introducing myself. My name is Veronica and I attend a small Christian liberal arts college in New York. I'm a member of the track team at said school and enjoy it for the most part. I don't know what the future holds for me as I never know what to expect. I like to cook and spend ridiculous amounts of time online looking at recipes however I have yet to cook most of what I look at. I love cats and reading and thats all I'll say for now.