Jul 30, 2012

What I baked

Actually, this was a no bake. I tried making the Glazed Strawberry Pie. Let's just say that it did not turn out as planned. That is usually how many of my first time making items go.

First, I went and bought graham crackers and made my own crust. I used my baby food processor to into crumbs and put it in a pie pan (just melt butter to get it to stick to the pan). I then baked it for 6 minutes at 425 to make sure it set.
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I then used some of the strawberries I had. I decided to do something different and make the puree with blueberries and strawberries.
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I diced up the rest of the strawberries and added the blueberries in a bowl.
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I had to cook the puree for about 5 minutes to have it thicken it up before I poured it over the berries. I end up making too much puree and now my pie looks like this:
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It has been in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. I looks like more of a jello pie than a glazed strawberry pie. I'm going to try to see how it taste but the puree was good so hopefully it turned out ok. Tomorrow I'll post my tuna pot-pie I made this weekend and what I make tonight. I clearly have to find some hobbies so I'll stop baking and cooking.


Jul 25, 2012

Sweet Treats

One of the things I have always loved about the summer is the food. In particular, I love desserts. Growing up I use to bake anything you can imagine with her. With that being said I just wanted to post some of the tasty treats that I am dying to make before the summer is over. I put the site that they can be found in case anyone does read this and decides to give, making one of these a try.

Glazed Strawberry Pie 9 (cooking.com)
Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe at Cooking.com
This is found on is literally just strawberries (the glaze is made with sugar and some other items like lemon juice) and graham crackers. One does not need to be a cook to make this pie.

Glorious Red, White, and Blue Cake (epicurious.com)
Glorious Red, White, and Blue Cake
This cake is more of a 4th of July piece but it can be made a summer with the fresh fruit. Instead of frosting between the cake layers I was thinking of doing jam or even doing it as all white cake with different jam flavors(blackberry, blueberry, etc).

Margarita Lime Pie (cooking.com)
Margarita Lime Pie Recipe at Cooking.com
This pie looks so good but I would not be able to eat it unless I change the  macadamia nuts (totally allergic to them).  This would be great after a Mexican dinner party.

Strawberry, Lemon and Vanilla Ice Cream Parfait (foodandwine.com)
Strawberry, Lemon and Vanilla Ice Cream Parfait
This dessert looks delicious but also it is a little healthier then some of the other ones. You can always substitute strawberry for any other type of fruit.

Watermelon Margarita Pops (southernliving.com)
Watermelon Margarita Pops Recipe
Anyone who knows me knows one of my life goals would be to work for Southern Living. I have been reading it since I was old enough to read. This is an adult version of Popsicles (it has tequila in it).

Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake (southernliving.com)
Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake Recipe
I have been wanting to make this cake since I saw it in the April issues of Southern Living. I use to make meringues in high school and hopefully by the end of summer I will have tried (or attempted) making this.

If you notice, I really like fruit (in particular strawberries). I guess when it hot out I would rather eat fruit besides chocolate beside that you can eat chocolate anytime.

Until next time,

Jul 20, 2012

I admit it....

     I admit it: I suck at blogging. It has been about a month or so since I got on here. I moved again (I should just become a flight attendant so that way I'll get paid for traveling) this time for a few months.
     This will actually give me time to do my projects such as finish my chairs and finish some other projects. But for now (considering that no one reads my blog) I am going to try to blog on a more regular basis.