Thursday, September 30, 2010

rainbow cupcakes

the other day, i made some rainbow cupcakes!
i loved the idea, so i decided to give it my best shot.
they actually turned out really good!
it was extremely time consuming to get the colors mixed up, not to mention really messy. {but maybe that's just me...?}

the turn out was pretty cool though.
i wish the colors could've been brighter.
oh well. next time!
i used a recipe from the betty crocker cookbook, just using white cake mix.

so, would i make them again?
yes. i'd just have to make sure i had plenty of time.

-silver white cupcakes-
{leah's revised version}

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cups shortening
1 1/4 cups milk
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
5 egg whites

heat oven to 350 degrees.
put cupcake papers in your tins.
{it makes about 17 cupcakes}
beat all ingredients except egg whites on low speed, scraping bowl constantly , 30 seconds.
beat in egg whites on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, two minutes.
pour into tins.
{in my case, add color, before putting in the tin. obviously.}
bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

for the color, i divided the batter into 3 bowls i knew we didn't care about & made pink, purple and blue.

bon app├ętit!

Monday, September 27, 2010

fall hayride

each fall my aunt and uncle host a huge fall hayride. there's tons of glorious food, music & hayrides! every year, anna and jessie come along, also. {since they're pretty much family anyway.} every year, it's so much fun.
i enjoy it immensely!

this year, we discovered the corn field!
it was so cool in there! we got some really good photos.

oh, yeah and before we went, i made chocolate frosting!
which goes extremely well {maybe too well} with animal crackers!

happy sunday!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

cooking class

just hanging with pookie.
{i blog about her a lot, i know, but we really don't see each other that much...
sadly. so whenever we hang out, we take pictures. go figure!}

so, today i went to a cooking class today.
it was cool.
it was called ten things you should know for cooking.
so we made spinach orange pine-nut salad
{it was ok, i don't normally eat salad, or spinach.}
and we made caramelized onion tarts
{very onion-y!}
and mushroom chicken stuff
{ehh let's get on to the next thing.}
molten chocolate cakeee!!!
{ok. amazing. that's it}
only problem is, i forget mycamera.
but, thanks to my trusty camera phone, i got some pictures.
{possibly not the best quality, but who cares?!}
{ha. i do.}
all in all, this class was so amazing. i'm so glad i went.
i was having second thoughts like:
''what if i cut my finger offffff???"
that didn't happen. just so you know.
but the people that i took it with were really nice
{that incudes you, mother!}
and so was the cook and her assistants. :]

salad. not too shabby.

cake. so delish.

two pooches kissing!
kinda reminds me of lacey and theodore.
they kiss.
it's so cute.
but more then that they yap at each other. not so cute.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

last days of summer.

summer is almost over. as in a week from today, i will be doing something schoolish!

i have been keeping up with reading blogs, but i haven't had any {good} photos to post.
sorry for the delay.
so, i just stole my mom's camera.
{thanks, mom!}
anndddd i took her photos.
{thanks, mom!}
so here's what life has been like:

the great minnesota get together!
aka the state fair!
we went without my little brother and with pookie.
or anna. whatever.
i had so much fun and i ate so much food!
french fries.
mini doughnuts.
honey sticks. {thanks anna!}
so we had lot's of fun.
oh yeah, and we got F-R-E-E shirts frommm ford!
my favorite car brand anyways. :]

lawn mowers. of course.


hippie's. :]

visiting my auntie who was in the hospital
{she's out now!!}

with sammm my cousin.

aren't we so sweet??

{just so you know, i do own more then one shirt!}
it's actually my brothers. he shares with me. :]