Mixin' the Fixin's cooking show.  

Adri visited yesterday, all day! and we did our first cooking show (finally!) All those days of laying on her floor watching food network (probably Jamie at Home) and talking about doing one, we finally did!
I set up a table in my kitchen and it was really sunny, so it was perfect for recording. First she made Wolffie's eggnog muffins from la dolce vegan, but my camera erased the video somehow, so we lost that one (she was dropping things, like whole nutmeg) Next we made an apple butter glaze (idea from daunie) for our muffins. Then we made B.B. Nog Scones, adapted from the Babycakes NYC bakery for scones. We sprinkled brown sugar on the tops of the scones last and then baked them. It was so much fun!!! I will post the 2 videos later! adree donned a landlord tshirt for one of the episodes. represent!


mini marie a. cake  

Here is the first little mini cake. It is in Marie A. colors, I like it but it is a bit of a slop fest. it was still really fun to decorate. i used the vegan cupcakes take over the world vanilla cupcake recipe with their vanilla buttercream. The top view is most prettiest.

eye candy  

The Duchess is out on DVD today!
Today is the day I officially start making and stop planning (my Marie A. style mini cakes!)
I was especially inspired to get started by SweetiePie, a restaurant in Greenwich Village NY. Vogue ran a little article about the place and included the most awesome photo of all of its mini cakes, some meringues, and fools.
I will post soon when I get my first photo up of one of my many cakes I have drawn out and designed.


Yuletide tidings.....  

Wow. Christmas was fun! Daunie slept in my bed with me on the floor on christmas eve and I couldn't sleep well so I woke up at 5 and played rollercoaster tycoon. Then everyone got up and we opened presents at 7. Here is everything I recieved.....
Sewing machine *
Thread and seam ripper (which I opened before the machine, then I knew what it was! ha)
The ultimate uncheese cookbook*
His girl friday dvd
of human bondage dvd
Casablanca 2 disc dvd *
Target giftcard (the 3rd of 4!!)
Pioneer bonnet * (I love me bonnets!! I have 2 now and am going to sew one)
Ethiopian instrument music record (from chris)
Landlord tee shirt (from chris-his boy band)
A HUGE 6 pound! tub of nutritional yeast (from daunie. this was embarrasingly huge....but will be awesome to whip out during a cooking show)
The Beatrix Potter country cookbook

I think that is all I recieved! Daunie got an "empire red" kitchenaid mixer. And wow did we put it to work!
We made desserts and a dip to take to granny's christmas.
I made pecan pie truffles from VegNews magazine (nov+dec 08-recipe by hannah kaminsky)
they were a hit ! and beautiful!
Daunie made gingerbread cupcakes with lemony buttercream frosting from vegan cupcakes take over the world. They were awesome!!!! The lemon frosting was really tangy!
And the last thing in the kitchenaid we made was our famous christmastime olive spread. It isn't vegan, but would be easily veganized (olives, mayo, cream cheese, pecans) spread on pump. bread.
At Granny's I recieved clothes and my 4th target giftcard (thinking about buying my digital camera i need for college with them all added up!)
Kodie came and he was stealing my shoe with my cousin Isaac.
Well tis about all.....here are some pictures of the marvelous truffles and gingerbread cupcakes!


19th birthday.  

upon daunies request, here is my birthday post:
went to the childrens museam with my best friends and sister and mum.
since this blog focuses on food, here is what we ate:
Bazbeaux Pizza! 2 large 16" pizzas, 1 of which Daun, adree and i shared and we ate the whole thing! (garden pizza with no cheese and extra saucey)
Mom tylea mandy and taylor shared a big ol' pepperoni pizza.
we came back here in the 5 degree weather and ate my birthday cake that daunie made!
beautiful and elegance.
vegan peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream. and chocolate ganache writing.
oh it was lovely.
yes the beautiful cake was made by my sisters talented hands. twas very marie antoinette and tasty tasty.
I just love it


TyLea & cookies day  

full day yesterday!!!
TyLea came over and we baked about 5 dozen-60 cookies!!!!
For her coworkers.
we made my oatmeal chocolate chip (not mine really..garden of vegan oatmeal choc chip)
regular toll house style choc chip
and peanut butter CHOC. CHIP!!
and we took them to her work(s) with half gallons of cow's milk.
and i bought more bday supplies, balloons & little mermaid confetti!
then we ventured to the mall and i sprayed viva la juicy all over me body and bought gloves and a birthday dress at old navy. YAY i have always wanted a birthday dress!
I also bought noodles a blue & green raincoat style coat.
got home around didmight and made sketti.
right now i am going to a christmas and when i get back, birthday party sleepover!


"it's like drinking a my little pony."-luke danes.  

have not done any baking lately, all I have been eating it seems is tons and tons of cereal and mom's leftover vegetable soup. and refrigerator spaghetti.
my birthday is coming up on Sunday, so i expect to have a lot of rich food that day, especially my birthday cake, pumped full of frosting and made by my sister over at The Faerie Tart!
know what i love right now?
lords of dogtown.


Episode 1: Christmas Dog Cupcakes  

Weekend with Daunie! Ate at Laughing Planet (holiday burrito....mashed taters, peas, corn, brown rice, cranberry relish and vegan gravy!) Amazing!
Recorded my FIRST cooking show! of pie dance productions. Daunie (of iggys canine cakery) made christmas dog cupcakes. daun is pictured at left with her tasty creation.
the video is my cooking show! minus the bloopers which were awesome! It is a bit choppy at the end because the recorder was dying, but you get the gist of it!
Here is the recipe for the frosting (video got cut up. In the picture, daun is wearing her one piece frosting jumper.
1 block softened cream cheese, about 2 tbs. honey (local preferably), about 2 tbs. carob powder (organic preferably)
Beat them all up together, place in a piping bag with a fancy tip and push through onto tiny cooled cupcakes.


a good picture  

Cooked my special recipe BBQ "chicken" & the famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from the garden of vegan for the party tomorrow night at work! I have no picture of them, but I did find a picture of the most tantalizing chocolate chip cookies from foodnetwork.com!


the pioneer history of gingerbread.  

i currently have a dark dark cake baking away in the oven. it goes by the name of "gingerbread". you may have heard of this cake, mostly made up of molasses. It was featured on one of the "two fat ladies" episodes, Clarissa made a Yorkshire gingerbread. Quite similar to the one I am baking. My recipe is from the Foxfire book, a 100-year old recipe, probably from a pioneer (<3). But did you know that gingerbread actually originated in Europe in the eleventh century? Many fairs in England became known as "gingerbread fairs". Pioneers did bring with them their traditions of making gingerbread from Northern Europe. In New England, maple syrup gingerbread's are popular, and in the South, sorghum molasses is used. I use a mix of sorghum and dark molasses (but not blackstrap, maybe just a hint if you really are in love with the black goo).
The wonderful drawing is by Miss Tasha Tudor.

"And I had but one penny in the world
Thou should'st have it to buy gingerbread"
--William Shakespeare
Love's Labours Lost


amy sedaris' cupcakes!  

tomorrow at work is Leslie & Janice (1 of 3?)'s birthdays. And then Sarah's is on Tuesday. I wanted to make something really fancy and very un-vegan....so I made Amy Sedaris' cupcakes.
They are full of butter and sugar and eggs and 2% milk...and the frosting is really whippy, with confectioner's sugar, a stick of butter, vanilla (amy is Miss Vanilla) and half and half, which I didn't have, so I used my Silk soy creamer (gaaaah)
They are very pretty and pure white.
They smell luscious, I have never told anyone this, but I go ga-ga for the smell of butter & sugar creamed together. (it must be unvegan butter & pure white processed sugar)
Gosh I just love Amy Sedaris. I do believe she should have a cooking show, it would be my favorite show in the entire world and I would watch it everyday at 4 o' clock, she seems like a 4 o' clock gal, or a 10 at night cooking show.
Here is the lovely recipe for her cupcakes (got it over at amysedarisrocks.com)

Amy Sedaris' Cupcakes

1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter
1 ¾ cups of sugar

Beat well, then add:

Add 2 large eggs
2 Teaspoons of pure vanilla
½ teaspoon of salt
2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
2 ½ cups of flour
1 ¼ cups of milk

Beat well, fill cups, and bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. You should get 24. I get 18, 'cause I'm doing something wrong.


1 stick of unsalted butter
1 box of Domino confectionary sugar
¼ cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla

Whip for a while, color if you want.

christmas jar mixes  

Made three different jar mixes for the girls at work. Leslie, Mary, & Theresa.
From left to right they are: 1. oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 2. white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. & 3. lemon poppy seed scones.
We are exchanging gifts on Tuesday and I am really excited to give my presents. It will be really fun!
Today is cold and sunny, I must go run and then later I am going to perhaps bake a cake, and start on my homemade recipe cards.


Hummus on a sand witch.  

shopping with mom today and appleworks for a horse drawn carriage ride in the snow!!!
here is my sandwich, and here is the recipe!
Veganomicon (thick) hummus:
2-15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained
1/4 c extra virginity olive oil
1/4 c fresh lemon juice (please buy lemons i feel they are neglected)
1/4 c tahini (sesame seed butter)
1 clove garlic, crushed (with the back o' me hand)
pinch cumin & pinch salt
Food process it, not all the way, whole beans are yummy in there, and refrigerate.


birthday cupcakes.  

Tomorrow is Ronnie's birthday!
I baked him cupcakes last night and took them into work today. I remembered he liked carrot cake, so I baked carrot cupcakes. It is a recipe I had in my "Birthday Cakes" cookbook. The recipe is by Maida Heatter and I veganized it, without nuts & raisins.
Then I made a cream cheese frosting (real cream cheese) to spread on the top. The bottoms were tasty, and I'm sure the creamy tops were too. He ate 2 of them and everyone else loved them. He also gave out his christmas presents today, all of us ladies got cute christmas socks! Mine even light up! wow!
Ronnie also dressed up as a reindeer today and called himself super deer.


cry ass!  

Borden thanksgiving was yesterday. had a lovely time! daun brought chris ! and we played some rummy and ate tons of good vegan food that daunie kindly brought!
I had mashed potatoes, really meaty chewy bbq seitan, veggie pot pie, stuffing, corn, some fruit salad, and I had one of Daunie's vegan carrot cake cupcakes with fluffy fluffy vanilla buttercream on top. I made the smlove pie and a bunch of people liked it! It was ultra smooth "silky"-daun. I had a bite and it was so so rich.
Today I am staying home from work, I have a little list of things to do, but I will probably just end up watching a crapload of Gilmore girls, I'm on season 5!
But i'm planning on writing another silent movie for mandy & kodie, and wrapping some presents!
Pictured are daunie's cupcakes and Lisa's jumbo spice cake. really really jumbo.


give me smlove  

The smlove pie from veganomicon is finally done!
after chilling in the fridge for 3 hours, then sleeping, and making the peanut butter caramel sauce and the chocolate drizzle this morning, it is assembled and ready!
It's perty too.
Takin' it to my down home country bacon food family....and they are going to love it! It said in veganomicon that if Paula Deen made a pie, this would be the pie. So i'm sure they all love paula deen and her butter pumped foods. Here are pictures and the recipe!

SMLOVE PIE. from veganomicon. by isa chandra moskowitz
For the graham cracker crust:

12 graham crackers (or 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs)
1/4 cup canola oil
*I used a premade crust, which I usually don't do, but the graham cracker sticks were expensive! And I was feeling blue.

For the chocolate pie filling:
1 lb silken tofu (NOT the vacuum packed kind), drained
1/4 cup hazelnut liquer, or soymilk (I used soymilk)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons arrowroot
12 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted (I used a package of Ghiradelli semisweet chocolate chips)

For the caramel peanut butter:
1/3 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or chunky, at room temperature
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup

For the maple candied pecans:
1 cup pecans
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup

For the chocolate drizzle:
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used the chips)
1/4 cup soy or rice milk

Preheat oven to 350F.

Prepare the crust by processing the grahams into fine crumbs. Place them in a bowl and drizzle the oil into them. Use your fingertips or a fork to mix the oil in until all crumbs are moistened.

Spray a 10 inch pie plate with cooking spray. Pour the crumbs into the pie plate and firmly press them to the bottom and sides of plate. Set aside.

Prepare the filling:
First melt your chocolate. Crumble the tofu into a blender or food processor. Add the liquer, vanilla and arrowroot and blend until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides to make sure you get everything. Add the chocolate and blend again until completely combined.

Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 40 minutes. The center may still be jiggly, but that's fine. Let cool on a counter top for 10 minutes then chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours, the top of the pie should be firm to the touch.

Meanwhile, prepare your candied pecans.

Have ready a large plate, preferably covered in parchment paper. Preheat a heavy cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the pecans and stir them very frequently for 3 minutes, until they start to brown. Stir constantly for 2 more minutes, until they are a few shades darker and relatively uniformly toasted. (If a few don't look toasted don't worry about it. That's better than having them burn.) Add the oil and salt and stir for another minute. Add the maple syrup and -sizzle sizzle- stir constantly for about a minute. The maple syrup should get bubbly and dry.

Transfer the pecans to the plate and spread them out as much as you can, it's best if they aren't touching. Place in the fridge until ready to use.

Once the pie has been chilling for at least 3 hours, prepare the peanut butter caramel and chocolate drizzle. Have your pie out and ready to be assembled.

To prepare the caramel:
Stir all the ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Gently heat everything over low heat, stirring constantly with a fork, just until smooth and heated through. It should fall from your fork in ribbons. If it seems stiff, turn the heat off immediately and add a little extra brown rice syrup, until it ribbons down.

Pour the peanut butter over the center of the pie, leaving an inch or two at the edges because it spreads. Get your pecans and place them on top of the caramel, pressing them in firmly. You may have to break the pecans apart from each other if they were touching.

Prepare chocolate drizzle:
In a small sauce pan, heat the soy milk to boil. Once boiling, add the chocolate and lower heat. Use a fork to stir it until compeletely combined. Turn the heat off and let cool for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Chill for at least 10 minutes before serving.


an army of pilgrim hats  

we have a family thanksgiving tomorrow and mom made an army of pilgrim hat cookies!
they are fudge stripe cookies with mini reese cups dipped in yellow icing to place on the top, then a miniature chiclet for the buckle.
they are very cute and very un-vegan.
Mom and I have watched Gilmore Girls ALL DAY LONG and I have layed on the couch sleeping and looking pale like a vampire, according to mom. we are about to go to the store and buy ingredients for the meal tomorrow.
i am making 'smlove pie' from veganomicon. i will post later with pictures!



a lovely occasion shared with family. and luke danes the chocolate turkey. (please watch gilmore girls)
i baked my chocolate - pumpkin pie last night (recipe from the thanksgiving issue of Martha Stewart "triple chocolate pumpkin pie") and my bbq seitan.
daunie arrived with the -free- tofurkey, vegan giblet gravy, roasted red pepper salmon, a loaf of 8 grain-3 seed scholar's bakehouse bread, and a huge bunch of kale with pumpkin seeds.
we then cooked the kale and pumpkin seeds together with vinegar, and it wilted oh so small-lee. there was about a cupful! we rationed.
mom had her real turkey, made some stuffing, had a bloppy can of cranberry sauce, & belgium brussels sprouts. And a splenda brown sugar pumpkin pie for dad.
featured on my plate is.....(clockwise L to R)
a slab of tofurkey with gravy, slice of scholar's bread, my small ration of kale, corn, a basil baking powder biscuit (i baked last night) and a large spoonful of bbq seitan.
next picture is my lovely pie. luscious graham cracker crust, topped with the crumbs on top.
this bottom picture is luke dane's pictured with my chocolate pumpkin pie and a bit o' mom's splenda pumpkin pie and daunie's fork and finger-knee.

Here is a recipe for the basil baking powder biscuits:
2 cups flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. dried basil, 3/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 c. veg marg, 3/4 c. soymilk, and 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar.
preheat oven to 450f. in large bowl, stir together flour, bp, basil, and salt. cut in veg marg and mix in soymilk and vinegar. cut dough into 6 amounts and drop into oiled muffin tins. bake 12-15 mins.


thanksgiving plans.......  

tomorrow is thanksgiving!
i am hungry for tofurkey buried in vegan mashed potatoes right now! I have to make my bbq seitan tonight and veganize a martha stewart pie recipe. the chocolate-pumpkin pie from her nov. issue.
I also have "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" for us to watch tomorrow!
Here is our vegan menu for tomorrow's ensemble:

  1. B-foods tofurkey
  2. B-foods mashed potatoes
  3. B.B.Q. seitan
  4. cornbread
  5. wilted kale with pumpkin seeds
  6. chocolate-pumpkin pie


"i love a good gourd."  

daunie and i=sushi date!!!! at our japanese restaurant hangout.
veggie roll, cucumber roll, inari (little tofu pockets that are salty and sweet and stuffed in the butt with rice), and bottomless bowls of sticky steamed rice.
delish and salty and sweet.
homemade ice cream at home.....coconut milk & peanut butter.
gum gum gum.


swirled berry scones for TyLea  

I watched "Dark Passage" with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. TyLea is still at the library, and missing out on her scones which just emerged from their womb in the oven.
i baked her some berry scones, which i adapted from the Babycakes bakery recipe for their raspberry scones...used brown rice syrup instead of agave nectar, and I had some frozen handpicked black raspberries which Papaw and I picked in July. They smell like caramel & vanilla. I won't give out the recipe since I am writing the recipe in my zine, Cakewalk 2. but here is a picture to entice you, along with my dog Noodles.


almost christmas-sweets.  

made some nutcracker sweets this morning for work. and finished my collage mask last night!

~Nutcracker Sweets~
8 graham crackers
3 tbsp. veg marg
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
chopped pecans
line an baking pan with aluminum foil. place graham crackers on it and preheat oven to 375. melt marg over low heat and stir in brown sugar. spread on graham crackers and sprinkle each with a covering of nuts. bake 5-7 minutes, until all bubbly. remove and cool.


farmhouse. spaghetti.  

wow. no pictures but lot's of food! saturday for lunch, adree and her mom and I went out to bean blossom to a little brick house to dine for lunch. It was called the farmhouse:cafe and herb barn. really old and rustic. big yellow cat outside.
we had blackberry tea (amazing!) and I had a salad and homemade bread and they had mushroom soup and sandwiches. it was simply wonderful!
saturday night i was home with mom and i made adree's date night spaghetti and we chowed on it while watching "suspicion", cary grant....alfred hitchcock.
yesterday we shopped and went antiquing. when we got home we watched a ton of gilmore girls and mom had leftover spaghetti and i had leftover sloppy joe! and graham crackers and newman's peanut butter creme chocolate sandwich cookies, perty good!


slop that joe. bake that mooshy bread.  

made tofu sloppy joes on wednesday night...oh so delishious with curry ketchup! gaaaaaaaaah. real sloppy and falling out of the back of my bread bed i made for it.
then yesterday i baked some banana apple-butter bread (my recipe) i was testing it for the 2nd tyme, with more apple butter and oh man....so moist and fabulous. tylea came over and ate some and we went gallyvanting. we were both off work, so we went and saw her friends at her work and i met them...and we ate at subway and went to hobby lobby for about 3 hours. i got a bonnet pattern! then we went to target and tried on super shiny gold & silver skin tight leggin's.
then got fazoli's to go and went home and watched survivor with mom!


thoughts on Babycakes NYC bakery........  

I was browsing around last night on here about vegan food...of course...recipes..and I stumbled upon Babycakes nyc bakery again, and they have a new website! And about 4 videos of the baker, Erin, baking her treats on the food network. they look so scrumptious, especially the jumbo blueberry muffins. www.babycakesnyc.com

They also have some cute tshirts that I saw in a picture of their store front. thats where i want to go for my birthday! babycakes bakery!
I'm going to try and bake more like Erin, with coconut oil and agave nectar, I was on it for a long time, then I started using organic turbinado sugar and organic brown sugar. I'd also like to get into using different kinds of flours, especially brown rice flour.
Erin is also coming out with a Babycakes bakery cookbook in april 09!! I am so excited! I can't wait!


these good cookies  

baked cookies this morning. had to test a zine recipe....granola chocolate chip cookies.
turned out flat and extra chewy. so they were yummy! took them to work and most everyone ate 2 each...yay new zine recipe!


stripey circus pancakes.  

made pancakes this morning for parents and the special guest, chris. daunie doesn't like pancakes! these are the farm's pancakes.
they smell like donuts. and i made a kangaroo shaped pancake.
The Farm's pancakes recipe-
sift together:
1-1/4 c 50/50 flour. 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar. 2 tsp. baking powder. 1/2 tsp. salt.
mix together:
2 tbsp. oil. 1-1/4 c. water
make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add wet. mix until all moistened. lumps are good! then spoon about 2 spoonfuls onto hot cast iron pan and cook on both sides. flip when bubbly.

picture dinner  

din-din with daunie last night... boxed frozen annie's pizza...no cheese. gackamoley and little salad.


creamy- smeary frost  

i was off yesterday on account-a them making cider at work.
so all i did all day was reading 'The secret life of bees'. i like it a lot. and want some spun honey. (i do eat honey)
so last night myke came over, he needed to do something with the computer and also i needed him to write a few recipes for me in my new cakewalk 2 zine.
i made spaghetti for dinner, plain with olive oil and basil, and my new favorite 4 ingredient dish, mashed tofu that tastes like chicken.

mashy tofu chicken reciept- mash 1 container of extra firm tofu in a large bowel. then add 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes, 1 Tbsp. olive oyl, and 1 Tbsp. tamari.
Mix all together with a fork until it turns an unappetizing brown color, then top on spaghetti and eat it. I love to eat it plain, cold, and with fork tines. this recipe is from 'the cookbook for people who love animals'.
so then i baked a chocolate cake with chocolate icing, mostly to test it for my zine....i used the chocolate cupcake recipe from vctotw. i just love that recipe. Then I made up my own cocoa frosting recipe, and spread it on the cake.
You will have to buy my new Cake walk 2 zine if you want the frosting recipe!
(on sale next year i think)
yay vegan cake!


date night spaghetti  

johnathon and adri came over and we made a fancy dinner! adri cooked a meal while i baked a dessert!
adree made up her own spaghetti...it was marvelous...made with diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, celery, onions, garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, a nob of earth balance.....very very tasty. i baked a loaf of banana bread from the farm's cookbook. hippy banana bread!
we put it in my flower bowl and took it outside to have another night picnic. we ate the whole bowl full!
and we came in and watched my favorite movie: some like it hot!!!! and ate banana bread. scrumptious. the top crust tasted like teddy grahams.
i think adree looks like a girl from holland or sweden with that top, and the cute lilac apron!!! and super short shorts, because girls from there are supposed to be sexy.


chocolate candy molds! halloween events.....  

first post in november! yesterday was halloween and i was busy all day! i went shopping in brown county with dad, no bowler, so sad. we ate in b-ton at laughing planet (oh luscious veggie burger) and went antiquing (spent $30!) yes i use my hard earned money to buy bonnets.
then we went home and papaw arrived and we chatted. i got dressed up like a movie star like woman, with a royal purple slip dress, and a black and white polka dotted bowtie. and my long faux fur coat. dad and i saw Dracula at the artcraft.
we came home and i melted some endangered species milk chocolate and i poured them into metal molds that i bought today and made little chocolate bunnies and calves.
i got the living room ready with blankets and tyLea came over and she warmed up some chili and i ate noodles and we watched "The Birds". Mandy & Kodie stopped by, kodie was the joker!!!! and mandy was a cowgirl. we partied and i put on my pioneer outfit with bonnet. we stayed up until 2 am and we watched the spongebob "scaredy pants" episode and the great pumpkin, charlie brown.
yays. noodle wore his pumpkin bandana. funnn halloweeeeen.
*~drawing from bitterbutton.com

Chocolate molds reciept-

  1. Buy various tiny metal candy molds, wash and dry them.
  2. brush them with a light coating of oil.
  3. buy your favorite bar of chocolate (3 oz.) and melt it in a double boiler.
  4. spoon chocolate into each mold.
  5. shake each mold and tap it on a hard surface, to remove air bubbles and get a uniform chocolate coating.
  6. stick in freezer for a couple hours to set and get hard.
  7. slightly bend the molds back and forth to loosen the edges all around and plop out onto a plate to serve them.
  8. they melt quickly, so any that won't be eaten in a matter of about 10-15 minutes, stick back in freezer!


le's all do the pie dance!  

had a fun night of almost going to adree's to eat vegan gumbo soup...then almost going to the library..then making apple hemp muffins to take to adrees and then not going...then calling people and no one being home... and needing companionship, so turned out to be great because Mandy came over to raid my closet of my vintage-y dresses, and my pearls. oh my! what is a lady to do without her pearls?
i was a watchin planet earth so we watched it...PIKAS! and mandy wrote the most beautiful recipe for me! my chocolate truffle recipe! coated in cocoa butter, haha!
then adree knocked on my bedroom door and came in bearing soup! she dropped it off and went to dance, then i watched survivor and the office with mum and adree appeared again! we watched a little audrey toon, "tarts and flowers" my fave. and she drew me some pictures and i made her one of my butterfly hair sticks! and we talked about stuffed animal deer purses and going to brown co. on sunday to get our photo made (in tintype)
that being said, here is a picture of me with a hemp muffin. (with my butterfly hair stick!)

dracula & dog biscotti  

woke up this morn & felt like baking! I baked peanut butter biscotti for puppies! mainly to take to theresa's 3 dogs..I got the recipe from rachel ray december/jan issue of last year. it is my favorite dog treat recipe to make. i melted carob chips and smear them on the sides of the biscotti.
the pumpkin pictured, was bought at someones house today. i wanted 2 minis so tylea and i could sit in the living room tomorrow night and carve them with newspapers under them to catch the pumpkin goop.
dad and i are going to the artcraft tomorrow night also, to see "Dracula"!


moose n' sketti  

fixed a thick nutritional yeast gravy and cooked wheat noodles. mmmmm yumm and ate it with ketchup.
started to make my favorite oatmeal choc. chip cookies for leslie at work, but didn't have enough oats! so i made chocolate mousse with a package of tofu, melted chocolate, very vanilla soymilk, maple syrup, and peanut butter.
i ate it and finished watching 'woman of the year.'
friday is halloween. tylea is coming over and i am so excited!
it is cold this morning...20 something. but 60's are the weekend!
Here is the chocolate mousse recipe:
1 pkg. silken extra firm tofu.
1/2 cup melted vegan semisweet chocolate.
1/4 cup pure maple syrup.
1/4 cup silk very vanilla soymilk.
1 heaping TBS. creamy natural peanut butter.
Blend tofu with maple syrup. Add melted chocolate and blend. Add maple syrup and soymilk and blend until smooth. Dollop into fancy serving bowls and refrigerate then eat with a side of peanut butter.