Monday, February 22, 2010


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lessons in Baking

Lesson 1: Do not bake hungover.

As part of my attempt to be like Martha Stewart, I want to be the girl who always brings something fun to a party. That may be a fun dessert, a new appetizer, or an Italian bread loaf made from scratch for a pasta dinner. And maybe, just maybe, there will be a theme. Like this past weekend for the Super Bowl. After going out Saturday night, Sunday morning was little rougher than I wanted it to be. In addition to a massive headache, I woke up wanting to make some "blue" velvet cupcakes in honor of the Colts. Well, thanks to my lack of concentration from a few too many Bud Lights, I forgot two of the key ingredients. Not only did the cupcakes not rise, but they turned out a sea-foam green color. If the game was in South Beach, these might have been more acceptable. I ended up just throwing these out...the recipe was not the best either.

What did make the party (and I am sure Martha would approve) was when after the Colts first scored, Amanda Ross asks, "Who wants celebratory Jell-O shots?!" They were blue...and I loved every part of them!! She even made non-alcoholic ones for my preggers sister. All the while Amanda was taking care of her adorable son, John. So Martha, so jealous.