Welcome to the 10's everyone! We made it! This decade is going to be roarin', I just know it. Let's all bob our hair!
I'm sad that the holidays are over, and everyone is on diets now. That's not any fun. January is kind of a depressing month, isn't it? Except for birthdays, the super bowl, and snow.
January and February are our slow months at work, so I've been laid off a couple of shifts. This means I'll have more time to blog and bake, and that makes me very happy. But I have to be careful with the baking and not go overboard. Maybe I'll blog more about randomness or savory food. We'll see.
Mom's chocolate-coffee torte thing was fabulous. The carrots were good too. I love carrots and Sun Chips.
But the best thing there to eat were the Chicken in a Biskits and Wheat Thins. But where were the Bugles? Hmmm.
I received a $20 gift card from C&H/Domino on Christmas Eve. Here is what the deal was - you had to blog about and make something on their website for the holidays, and use the gift card to buy ingredients. Well, I didn't have time to make something until yesterday, because I was caught up in all kinds of holiday hullabaloo, so I'm sorry for the delay, C&H/Domino.
I poked around their website and had a tough time deciding on what to make. I'm a very indecisive person, so I ended up asking Eric what I should bake.
He picked Black Bottom Cupcakes. I thought that was an excellent idea; I've never baked anything black-bottomed before. :)
There's not much to the recipe - I looked at it and got worried. It didn't seem interesting enough and I was tempted to add other ingredients. But I resisted and followed the recipe exactly. Well, except I baked the cupcakes in a mini muffin pan, because mini cupcakes are so cute!
These babycakes don't need any frosting, trust me. They're so good on their own! The muffin tin is filled with chocolate batter, then spoonfuls of sweetened cream cheese with chocolate chips are dropped into the centers and baked. I baked the babycakes for a shorter amount of time than regular cupcakes - 10-15 minutes.
Okay, now I'm going to focus on creating healthier, lighter desserts and baked goods for you. You could make and eat these if you're on a diet, I guess. You just have to only eat one. But that's pretty hard to do...