This months challenge was chosen by Wendy of WMPE’s blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. They chose a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan and then we had the option of making any type of ice cream to accompany the cake. For the ice cream I decided to go with David Lebovitz’s Vanilla Ice Cream. (more…)
The Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Chocolate Valentino and Vanilla Ice Cream February 28, 2009
Tuesdays with Dorie: Devil’s Food White Out Cake February 17, 2009
This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. She chose Dorie’s Devil’s Food White Out Cake, which happens to be the cake featured on the cover of Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I ended up making this cake in advance for my Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Class.
From the scraps, I also made a mini cake so that it would look similar to Dorie’s 🙂 This was also suppose to be my birthday cake, but I never got around to cutting into it on my birthday. When it was finally sliced it was crazy because the icing had disintegrated, but the cake was still structurally okay. Funny thing is that there was a huge empty gap where the icing use to be. Oh well, I did have a chance to try the cake when I was icing it and it was very tasty and I love the marshmellowiness of the frosting.
Wholly Guacamole February 11, 2009
The other night I was up late and watching the Food Network.
Yeah that probably isn’t good for anyone, but I was doing it.
I saw a new product that was on the market and was completely intrigued.
1) Because I love guacamole
2) I have never found anything in the grocery store that was prepackaged that taste as good as homemade
OH MY GOD!!!
I found the mother load. I was at a locally owned grocery store and found Wholly Guacamole in the refrigerated section next to the produce. It was a little pricey, but I had to try it. I decided to pick up a packet of the Spicy, and it was fantastic. It tasted like homemade. I just ventured over to their site and saw that they also have Pico De Gallo Style, which is essentially how I make mine. I need to get my hands on the Pico De Gallo Style because you know I have to taste test it now 🙂
How do I like to eat my guacamole?
- Straight out of the package or bowl
- With tortilla chips
- Wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla with grilled chicken
- On a hamburger 🙂
- Anyway because it YUMMY!!!
How do you like to eat your guacamole?