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!

 




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!

 




Things To Do
3rd November 2016

Baby, family, holidays, homelife, life, memories, thoughts, Uncategorized, weight | 3 comments

Well hello there November. October, you were so much fun with all the great “first” experiences for my son but I have to say I have been looking forward to November.

WHY NOVEMBER?

Okay it’s not November so much as it’s officially the holidays! I am seriously itching to decorate the house in Christmas decorations. Of course though, not until AFTER November 11, because of Remembrance Day. LEST WE FORGET. Have to show respect.

I want to finally deck out our place for the holidays especially now. I love this new place of ours and we deserve to finally feel the joys of Christmas. I can’t wait to go out shopping with baby G and Hubby in search of the perfect decor.  Hubby wgot his wish this year and bought a pencil tree.  it’s his dream tree. I have never seen him so excited. He says I can decorate however I want though so I’m trying to get some ideas and decide on what colour scheme to do.

OTHER EVENTS?

I am trying to figure out what to do for baby G’s christening. I have seriously procrastinated on it and now I think it’s too late to do it this year. But … I talked with Hubby about it and I am deciding o keep it simple and just have  family dinner at our house for it rather than have the typical big party.  It is a religious family thing anyway so I think it’s better to keep it that way.  We will save his BIG HUGE ASS PARTY for his birthday! That, I think people will appreciate more outside of a religious thing.

Speaking of birthdays, it will be my nephew/God son’s 1st birthday next month!! Thats another thing I am looking forward to and I am really really trying to look for a great birthday gift but it’s hard!! 

SINCE TITLE IS “THINGS TO DO”

I have to add exercise and better diet to my to-do list. I am gaining even MORE weight and it’s already depressing enough that I can’t get rid of my pregnancy weight. I have been lazy and became a bit of a hermit for a little while because of the cold and rainy days lately so my activity level was low. During the summer I would be out every day with Baby G cruising the malls and doing grocery shopping and we would be out for hours! Now not so much. so even if the weather is shit  outside,I still should be able to do some exercising inside even it means only doing 5 push up if Baby G’s naps are super short. SOMETHING!! I’m tired of being fat again!! I miss my old body!

NOW BEFORE I GO, I CAUGHT ME A PIKACHU!!

Baby G as Pikachu For Halloween

 




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