Thursday, February 28, 2008

good book alert...

If you guys don't know, I am a SERIOUS bookworm. I will read anything I get my hands on. Well, a while back someone gave me a box of books and I have been plowing through them and some have been good, some not so good...the last one though, Wow! It's a good 'un! If you are into psychological thrillers, read it. Main character has multiple personalities and well...I better not say anything else, just read it! ;)


Well, here's what I've been up to this week...

Kinda boring...

Even more boring...this one was fun, for my friend Josh Solar, (worlds best photog!)

And this is what happens when you turn your head for one second...don't worry, this cake wasn't "to be eaten" (it was for a show...notice the square cake in the background that appears to be missing a corner...)

Friday, February 22, 2008


Feels like it's been awhile since I've posted...I sure haven't been making any WW recipes...blah, I can't make myself be good lately. :( Anyways, here are my cakes for this weekend:

a baby shower cake...birthday cake for a 10 year old...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

and a cake from this past weekend...the husband planned a surprise luau for his wifes 50th birthday. At her party he planned to give her a trip to Hawaii for a present! Steven Matthew, please take note of such great gift ideas... :)

I'm a brownie!

DO not cheat on this one; go with the first dessert you picked.
If all of the desserts listed below were sitting in
front of you, which would you choose (sorry, you can only pick one!)
Trust me....this is very accurate. Pick your dessert,
and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you. After taking this
dessert personality test, send this e-mail on to others, but when you do, be sure to put your choice of dessert in the subject box above. ALSO, SEND IT TO THE PERSON WHO SENT IT TO YOU. DON' T FORGET TO PUT YOUR DESSERT CHOICE IN THE SUBJECT BOX

No, you can't change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully what your choice will be..............

Here are your choices:

1. Angel Food Cake
2. Brownies
3. Lemon Meringue Pie
4. Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Icing
5. Strawberry Short Cake
6. Chocolate on Chocolate
7. Ice Cream
8. Carrot Cake

No, you can't change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully what your choice will be..............
OK - Now that you've made your choice this is what the research says about you... SCROLL DOWN---No Cheating

1. ANGEL FOOD CAKE -- Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

2. BROWNIES -- You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.

3. LEMON MERINGUE -- Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent after-dinner speaker and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, but you have many friends.

4. VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING -- Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lack motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

5. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE -- Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. Can be very emotional.

6. CHOCOLATE ON CHOCOLATE -- Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

7. ICE CREAM -- You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

8. CARROT CAKE -- You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


A slow weekend fo sho...but here's a luau cake I did. The husband planned a surprise luau for his wifes 50th bday. He planned to present her with a trip to Hawaii for her present...ummm, hello, Steven, please take note of such gifts...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chicken Breast with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

Yes, I realize that every recipe i post contains chicken..sorry :)

1 1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 t. olive oil
4 (4 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. honey

1.) Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
2.) Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7-8 minutes or until chicken is done.
3.) Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan. Simmer 1 minute or until glaze thickens; stir constantly. Pout glaze over breasts (the chickens...)
YIELD 4 servings

Calories 174
Protein 26.3g
Fat 2.6g
Carbs 10.4g
Fiber .4g
Cholesterol 66mg
Iron 1.3mg
Sodium 370mg
Calcium 23mg

Monday, February 4, 2008

Oh I love thee...

So, in case you didn't know...Josh and Jenny Solar are the best freakin' photographers EVER! Yesterday Josh came over and hung up pics of the hubster and I in our new "love nest!" I LOVE THEM! Here's a sneak peek (not like you want to see our bedroom but whatev...)

This is my favorite...

Oh yea, here's a cake I did this weekend. The kids mom put cars around the "track" and a "1" candle on the top in the grass...