Baking Adventure: Whoopie Pies
8th May 2017

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Since my current passion is baking, I have decided to start a recurring segment called “Baking Adventures”. I am by all means only an amateur baker still learning how to bake goodies and treats that’s why I’m calling it “adventures”.  I’m hoping to grow as a baker and be able to create tasty treats for my family and who knows, maybe in the future for other people who’s willing to eat them!

For my first “adventure”, I have tried Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies! As much as I wanted to make actual whoopie pies from scratch, I was a little press for time and ingredients. First of all, it’s hard to really get all the time I want with a 9-month old around. Second, it was a pretty hardcore snow day so we were pretty snowed in to go out and buy ingredients. So… I used a chocolate cake mix that I had in the pantry.

I did buy an actual whoopie pie pan though beforehand from Michael’s. Not the cheapest thing but I was still super excited nonetheless since it’s not an item I could find in regular stores like Walmart.

I actually made a mistake too when baking the pies. I accidentally added an extra half cup of butter that’s why they are a bit dense with the wrinkles all over but it’s okay. They were still delicious!! I also normally am NOT a peanut butter fan. I’ll eat it once in a while but not my preferred type of dessert. My husband,  however, will die for peanut butter. He LOVES it. So he was pretty happy that I was giving a peanut butter filling a go. You know what  though? This peanut butter buttercream was actually pretty delicious! It wasn’t an overwhelming taste of peanut butter (which is probably why I liked it) and it wasn’t too sweet either. It was a nice ratio of the two. Since the cakes itself wasn’t too sweet as well, the total sweetness of the whole sandwich put together was just enough.

So I considered this a success.  A success for me is when my husband is happy and that I actually like it (especially in this case since I’m not a peanut butter fan).  I can’t wait to try these again with different fillings!

 




Hey there 2017
2nd January 2017

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2016 has officially come to a close and here comes 2017 with its fierceness and ice – as in literally. It snowed New Year’s Eve harder than it ever did this winter and now it’s practically a skating rink wherever you go. Our truck was on 4-wheel-drive and it still felt like we were floating around. 

So it’s the second day of the year and I tried to think of resolutions but you know what? I don’t know if I want to do resolutions/goals. I find they are stressful and something that is being set up for failure  (unless you are into that kind of thing). Obviously there are things I want to improve and change but setting up a goal will put too much pressure and I don’t like that. I’d rather go with the flow of life and and “incorporate” all the things I want to do. As an  example, my baking! I did say that I wanted to bake more and be a ‘home baker’ – if you will – and without trying so hard to force it like a goal, instead it just worked out that my husband’s ‘baby-daddy time’ is also ‘mommy alone time’ and that’s when I bake! 

It’s simple things I want to incorporate and I believe it’s just a matter of having a routine of sorts, especially being a parent. 2017 will be a year of self-will, perseverance and patience since it’s the year that

So 2017 – A YEAR OF GETTING INTO A GROOVE. Yes, see I’m learning as I go. If anything, I just have to get my groove back and make this a great year for not only me but my family! My hubby and I will figure it out! Positive thoughts. 

 




Home Baker Wannabe
29th December 2016

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I have had this sudden passion for baking over the past month. I have been looking at recipes, baking tips and tricks, searching for baking books and buying baking ingredients and supplies! 

I’m starting off small since I’m a beginner. Start with the basics and get a feel for how things look and feel and I decided to start with cookies! I’ve already made whipped shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 

Dallas Cowboys Sugar Cookies

Whipped Shortbread with Strawberry Jam


They are not perfect and I still have a lot of skill honing to do but I am still very happy! It was my first time ever making sugar cookies and shortbread cookies. I was a little nervous as they are such staple holiday cookies and I didn’t want to mess them up but they tasted great!! My hubby didn’t even want to share them. Makes me feel more confident about trying this whole baking thing.  

So for now, this is a hobby. I am only a beginner baker with still lots and lots and lots to learn.  I really love it though. It’s something I never thought I would ever get into as I was never any good at baking and I never had the patience.  I was always the cooker, never the baker. I don’t know if it’s the mom in me or what but all of a sudden I had this need to try it. So far, it’s not that bad! It’s making people happy and request for more so that must mean I’m doing something right!! I also want to bake for my family and bake with them as they get older and I can pass on my recipes. 

My current dream right now though? Eventually take this baking thing and hopefully turn it into a mini freelance business. I would love to do this as I’ve always dreamt of having my own business I just didn’t know what of!! Maybe this is my calling!

So expect more baking/cooking posts from me with maybe even some recipes to go along with it!

 




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