Saturday, December 24, 2011

New Kitchen Equipment!

It's not even Christmas yet and I've received a couple of really nice presents from friends.
The first is this pretty cookbook stand.

And I was really lucky that one of my husbands' friends wanted to rid his apartment of this:

Unbelievable! It was really great to use both presents to make a sour cream, browned butter ginger coffee cake for Christmas brunch! Stay tuned for that picture.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Peppermint Brownies

Merry Christmas! Or as Stephanie Miller says Happy Christma-Hana-Kwanza-ka!

This fudgy brownie recipe is part of my Christmas dessert rotation. I made this a few years back and thought it would make a perfect gift to the office holiday party this year. You can get the recipe here.

I haven't posted in quite some time. I got a second job that kept me busy pretty much every weekend in November, so no time for baking. I think I baked something for Thanksgiving, but I can't remember what.

I also just finished finals for culinary school. We made mother sauces (bechamel, espagnole, etc.), vinaigrettes, soups, and put together a full plate: chicken breast, one starch and two veggies. I did pretty well and got A's in all my classes. I'm looking forward to next semester.