Friday, September 17, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
I woke up at 6 this morning to make cookies. I know this may not seem early to get up and bake to some, like people living on a ranch (I'm looking at YOU, Pioneer Woman), but it's early for me. I was scared I would wake the neighbors with my mixer!
See! Proof! I put the first batch of cookies in the oven a little after 6:30. You can see the first rays of sunshine beaming through the NYC haze and into my apartment. If I'm ever up this early it's usually because I'm working out, traveling, or traveling to work out.
Why was I making cookies this early, you ask? Well, I'm traveling to Virgina tonight with my boyfriend. We're staying at his dad's place and on Sunday he is racing in a triathlon. (I can't say running in a triathlon, because he also swims and bikes...) And of course I can't show up at my boyfriend's dad's place empty handed!
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
So, without further ado (and geekiness) here's the recipe I made for a Labor Day party filled with runners. It was a hit!
Chocolate Eclair Dessert (from my Mom's Best Recipes Cookbook)
1 box graham crackers
2 pkgs instant vanilla pudding (and milk)
1 9-oz container Cool Whip
Butter 9 x 13 pan. Line with graham crackers.
Make pudding and mix in Cool Whip. Pour half of pudding mixture onto crackers.
Add another layer of graham crackers.
Pour remainder of pudding mixture over crackers and top again with layer of graham crackers. Spread topping as evenly as possible.
Topping (mix all together)
3 T butter, melted
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted (Baker's squares)
3 T milk
2 T white corn syrup
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 C powdered sugar (Erika's Extras: I would suggest sifting the powdered sugar)
Make dessert at least one day ahead and refrigerate. (Erika's Extras: My mom's recipe says 2 days ahead, but I think it tastes best the day after.) Serve cold.
Bake well and prosper!