Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes (and a little preachin’)

Three things I would like to eliminate from my life completely:

Stress, guilt, and feeling sorry for myself.

So often I find myself stressing over school, work, relationships, etc. or feeling guilty for eating too many cookies, spending too much money, skipping out on exercising, missing an assignment, saying “no” to someone, and then having all of these things accumulate and ending up feeling sorry for myself.  It’s sort of a viscous cycle that I would like to put to an end.

If all of the time I spent doing all of the above was spent on positive things, I would be a much happier person.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a very happy person, but I have my fair share of feeling down, just like everyone else.  Recently, I’ve been trying very hard to stay in a positive frame of mind because, really, there’s no point in feeling guilty over something that you’ve already done, no point in feeling stressed out when you know it won’t help you accomplish anything, and no point in feeling sorry for yourself when you could easily turn a situation around. What’s done is done and all you can do is move forward and realize that if you’ve made a mistake, you’ve got tomorrow to start over.

There are so many things people feel guilty about.  For example, food.

Every time I get on Yahoo!, there’s a new headline about food studies that have been done, and every single one of them is different.  I wish that society didn’t put a big “off limits” stamp or “sinful” on foods like sweets, fats, etc. because all that does is create unhealthy relationships with food for people.  They start to obsess over what they can and cannot eat and it can eventually turn into an eating disorder.  My philosophy is that no food should be off limits, but should be eaten in moderation.  Don’t listen to what “scientists” say, don’t count calories, listen to your body.  If your body is craving something, it probably needs it.  If it’s telling you it’s hungry, don’t deny it.  Don’t compare what you eat to other people, because everybody needs different amounts.  It’s just food.  What you eat does not define you as a person.

Life is beautiful, so don’t spend your time obsessing over silly little things.  Think positively (I love positive affirmations), live your life to the fullest, and love yourself. It’s amazing how much just changing your thought process from negative to positive can change your life.  A healthy mind is just as, if not more, important as a healthy body.

Today, go ahead and make these yummmy fudgy brownie cupcakes.  They are not “sinful”, they’re delicious.  Enjoy them and don’t feel guilty for eating them, even if you do happen to eat one or two too many. (oops :))

Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes
HowSweetEats

 Start out melting the butter and chocolate together.
 And mix until it’s nice and shiny.
 Add in other ingredients.
 Fold in chocolate chips.
 Look how crunchy the outside is…
And look how gooey the inside is!  Tastes best with ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 3 whole Squares Baker’s Chocolate
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt butter and baking squares in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and cocoa powder and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill a muffin tin with muffin liners and fill each liner about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brownie is set. The top will be a bit crunchy and the insides will be fudgy.

Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes (and a little preachin’)

Three things I would like to eliminate from my life completely:

Stress, guilt, and feeling sorry for myself.

So often I find myself stressing over school, work, relationships, etc. or feeling guilty for eating too many cookies, spending too much money, skipping out on exercising, missing an assignment, saying “no” to someone, and then having all of these things accumulate and ending up feeling sorry for myself.  It’s sort of a viscous cycle that I would like to put to an end.

If all of the time I spent doing all of the above was spent on positive things, I would be a much happier person.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a very happy person, but I have my fair share of feeling down, just like everyone else.  Recently, I’ve been trying very hard to stay in a positive frame of mind because, really, there’s no point in feeling guilty over something that you’ve already done, no point in feeling stressed out when you know it won’t help you accomplish anything, and no point in feeling sorry for yourself when you could easily turn a situation around. What’s done is done and all you can do is move forward and realize that if you’ve made a mistake, you’ve got tomorrow to start over.

There are so many things people feel guilty about.  For example, food.

Every time I get on Yahoo!, there’s a new headline about food studies that have been done, and every single one of them is different.  I wish that society didn’t put a big “off limits” stamp or “sinful” on foods like sweets, fats, etc. because all that does is create unhealthy relationships with food for people.  They start to obsess over what they can and cannot eat and it can eventually turn into an eating disorder.  My philosophy is that no food should be off limits, but should be eaten in moderation.  Don’t listen to what “scientists” say, don’t count calories, listen to your body.  If your body is craving something, it probably needs it.  If it’s telling you it’s hungry, don’t deny it.  Don’t compare what you eat to other people, because everybody needs different amounts.  It’s just food.  What you eat does not define you as a person.

Life is beautiful, so don’t spend your time obsessing over silly little things.  Think positively (I love positive affirmations), live your life to the fullest, and love yourself. It’s amazing how much just changing your thought process from negative to positive can change your life.  A healthy mind is just as, if not more, important as a healthy body.

Today, go ahead and make these yummmy fudgy brownie cupcakes.  They are not “sinful”, they’re delicious.  Enjoy them and don’t feel guilty for eating them, even if you do happen to eat one or two too many. (oops :))

Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes
HowSweetEats

 Start out melting the butter and chocolate together.
 And mix until it’s nice and shiny.
 Add in other ingredients.
 Fold in chocolate chips.
 Look how crunchy the outside is…
And look how gooey the inside is!  Tastes best with ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 3 whole Squares Baker’s Chocolate
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt butter and baking squares in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and cocoa powder and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill a muffin tin with muffin liners and fill each liner about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brownie is set. The top will be a bit crunchy and the insides will be fudgy.

Gooey Butter Bars


I’m taking a Public Relations class and I love it.  The people in it are awesome and so is my teacher.  Everyone gets along really well and it’s the class that I wake up on Tuesdays and Thursdays looking forward to.

We have to come up with a fundraiser for an organization, so last class we spent the period coming up with ideas. We were to see what people think of our ideas.  So far, this is what we have:

Movie Night
Adult Spelling Bee
Potty Protection Insurance
3 on 3 tourney
Bake Sale
Canned Food Drive
Improv Show
Tupperware Fundraiser
Talent Show
Cheesecake Calendar
Dance Off
School Carnival
Walk a thon
Wii Dance off
Clean Yards
Recycle Printer Cartridges/Cell Phones
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Slow Pitch Softball
Orange Juice Pong
Pie Eating Contest
50/50 Raffle
Bachelor/Bachelorette
BBQ Contest
Board Game/ Card Game
Butler Auction
Karaoke Night
Trivia Night
Fun Night
Haunted House in April
Dodgeball Tournament 

I’m personally favoring the eating contest and bake sale.  I would really like to hear your guys’ input!  What do you think people would like?

If we’re going to have a bake sale, I figure that I need to be baking more… ya know, for practice.  So my goal is to bake more often.  (If that’s even possible.) Starting now, with these Gooey Butter Bars…


Have you guys ever had Gooey Butter Cake before?  I hadn’t, but I had always heard that it was really good.  I saw the recipe for these bars on Jessica’s blog and thought they looked really good, but I wasn’t really planning on making them.  But then I was brainstorming at work with my friends about what to bake to pass out at the store and my friend Roxie was explaining something she had tried at a restaurant before and it sounded just like this recipe.  I got really excited and made it and oh wow… they’re creamy on the inside and they’ve got sort of a caramelized top layer and a soft and chewy bottom crust.  I had 3, Kellen (who doesn’t like sweets, remember) had 2 and then I brought them to work and Roxie had 3, too.   Then, one of my other friends asked if he could take the rest home with him. Yeah, they’re pretty good.


I know I always tell you guys to make stuff, but… make these!!


P.S. I saw this healthy vegan fudge over at Chocolate Covered Katie and really wanted to try it, but I don’t have any coconut butter.. but then I saw that she’s giving coconut butter away.  Isn’t that crazy?? So I entered to win… send me good luck!! 🙂


P.P.S. I didn’t get a finished product picture. 😦  They were eaten too quickly.

 Mix dry ingredients for crust.
 Add the wet ingredients.
 Have your helper press the crust into a pan. 🙂
 Mix the filling…
 …until creamy.
 Okay, so it’s really ugly… but the taste completely picks up what the looks lack.



Gooey Butter Bars (from scratch version)
Jessica- How Sweet Eats 

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3-¾ cups Confectioner’s Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Prepare crust first. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crust ingredients with a wooden spoon until moist. Transfer to a 13″x9″ ungreased baking pan and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
3.  Next, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter, and continue to mix. Next, add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time until all sugar is mixed in. Pour filling over the crust, and spread evenly with a spatula.
4.  Bake gooey butter cake for 40-45 minutes until it is browned, but the center is still jiggles when the pan is shaken. Cool for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with additional confectioner’s sugar and serve.

Gooey Butter Bars


I’m taking a Public Relations class and I love it.  The people in it are awesome and so is my teacher.  Everyone gets along really well and it’s the class that I wake up on Tuesdays and Thursdays looking forward to.

We have to come up with a fundraiser for an organization, so last class we spent the period coming up with ideas. We were to see what people think of our ideas.  So far, this is what we have:

Movie Night
Adult Spelling Bee
Potty Protection Insurance
3 on 3 tourney
Bake Sale
Canned Food Drive
Improv Show
Tupperware Fundraiser
Talent Show
Cheesecake Calendar
Dance Off
School Carnival
Walk a thon
Wii Dance off
Clean Yards
Recycle Printer Cartridges/Cell Phones
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Slow Pitch Softball
Orange Juice Pong
Pie Eating Contest
50/50 Raffle
Bachelor/Bachelorette
BBQ Contest
Board Game/ Card Game
Butler Auction
Karaoke Night
Trivia Night
Fun Night
Haunted House in April
Dodgeball Tournament 

I’m personally favoring the eating contest and bake sale.  I would really like to hear your guys’ input!  What do you think people would like?

If we’re going to have a bake sale, I figure that I need to be baking more… ya know, for practice.  So my goal is to bake more often.  (If that’s even possible.) Starting now, with these Gooey Butter Bars…


Have you guys ever had Gooey Butter Cake before?  I hadn’t, but I had always heard that it was really good.  I saw the recipe for these bars on Jessica’s blog and thought they looked really good, but I wasn’t really planning on making them.  But then I was brainstorming at work with my friends about what to bake to pass out at the store and my friend Roxie was explaining something she had tried at a restaurant before and it sounded just like this recipe.  I got really excited and made it and oh wow… they’re creamy on the inside and they’ve got sort of a caramelized top layer and a soft and chewy bottom crust.  I had 3, Kellen (who doesn’t like sweets, remember) had 2 and then I brought them to work and Roxie had 3, too.   Then, one of my other friends asked if he could take the rest home with him. Yeah, they’re pretty good.


I know I always tell you guys to make stuff, but… make these!!


P.S. I saw this healthy vegan fudge over at Chocolate Covered Katie and really wanted to try it, but I don’t have any coconut butter.. but then I saw that she’s giving coconut butter away.  Isn’t that crazy?? So I entered to win… send me good luck!! 🙂


P.P.S. I didn’t get a finished product picture. 😦  They were eaten too quickly.

 Mix dry ingredients for crust.
 Add the wet ingredients.
 Have your helper press the crust into a pan. 🙂
 Mix the filling…
 …until creamy.
 Okay, so it’s really ugly… but the taste completely picks up what the looks lack.



Gooey Butter Bars (from scratch version)
Jessica- How Sweet Eats 

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3-¾ cups Confectioner’s Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Prepare crust first. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crust ingredients with a wooden spoon until moist. Transfer to a 13″x9″ ungreased baking pan and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
3.  Next, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter, and continue to mix. Next, add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time until all sugar is mixed in. Pour filling over the crust, and spread evenly with a spatula.
4.  Bake gooey butter cake for 40-45 minutes until it is browned, but the center is still jiggles when the pan is shaken. Cool for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with additional confectioner’s sugar and serve.

Gooey Butter Bars


I’m taking a Public Relations class and I love it.  The people in it are awesome and so is my teacher.  Everyone gets along really well and it’s the class that I wake up on Tuesdays and Thursdays looking forward to.

We have to come up with a fundraiser for an organization, so last class we spent the period coming up with ideas. We were to see what people think of our ideas.  So far, this is what we have:

Movie Night
Adult Spelling Bee
Potty Protection Insurance
3 on 3 tourney
Bake Sale
Canned Food Drive
Improv Show
Tupperware Fundraiser
Talent Show
Cheesecake Calendar
Dance Off
School Carnival
Walk a thon
Wii Dance off
Clean Yards
Recycle Printer Cartridges/Cell Phones
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Slow Pitch Softball
Orange Juice Pong
Pie Eating Contest
50/50 Raffle
Bachelor/Bachelorette
BBQ Contest
Board Game/ Card Game
Butler Auction
Karaoke Night
Trivia Night
Fun Night
Haunted House in April
Dodgeball Tournament 

I’m personally favoring the eating contest and bake sale.  I would really like to hear your guys’ input!  What do you think people would like?

If we’re going to have a bake sale, I figure that I need to be baking more… ya know, for practice.  So my goal is to bake more often.  (If that’s even possible.) Starting now, with these Gooey Butter Bars…


Have you guys ever had Gooey Butter Cake before?  I hadn’t, but I had always heard that it was really good.  I saw the recipe for these bars on Jessica’s blog and thought they looked really good, but I wasn’t really planning on making them.  But then I was brainstorming at work with my friends about what to bake to pass out at the store and my friend Roxie was explaining something she had tried at a restaurant before and it sounded just like this recipe.  I got really excited and made it and oh wow… they’re creamy on the inside and they’ve got sort of a caramelized top layer and a soft and chewy bottom crust.  I had 3, Kellen (who doesn’t like sweets, remember) had 2 and then I brought them to work and Roxie had 3, too.   Then, one of my other friends asked if he could take the rest home with him. Yeah, they’re pretty good.


I know I always tell you guys to make stuff, but… make these!!


P.S. I saw this healthy vegan fudge over at Chocolate Covered Katie and really wanted to try it, but I don’t have any coconut butter.. but then I saw that she’s giving coconut butter away.  Isn’t that crazy?? So I entered to win… send me good luck!! 🙂


P.P.S. I didn’t get a finished product picture. 😦  They were eaten too quickly.

 Mix dry ingredients for crust.
 Add the wet ingredients.
 Have your helper press the crust into a pan. 🙂
 Mix the filling…
 …until creamy.
 Okay, so it’s really ugly… but the taste completely picks up what the looks lack.



Gooey Butter Bars (from scratch version)
Jessica- How Sweet Eats 

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3-¾ cups Confectioner’s Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Prepare crust first. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crust ingredients with a wooden spoon until moist. Transfer to a 13″x9″ ungreased baking pan and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
3.  Next, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter, and continue to mix. Next, add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time until all sugar is mixed in. Pour filling over the crust, and spread evenly with a spatula.
4.  Bake gooey butter cake for 40-45 minutes until it is browned, but the center is still jiggles when the pan is shaken. Cool for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with additional confectioner’s sugar and serve.

Granola Bar Pie

When I wake up from naps, I’m always ravenously hungry.  Every time.  It never fails.  Is that weird?  I woke up from a nap a couple of days ago and had a serious craving for a granola bar.  We didn’t have any, so I decided to make some. 

I threw together some ingredients and right when I was about to put them in the oven, I remembered that my dad dropped my pyrex dish… with cinnamon rolls still in it… it shattered everywhere… Luckily I’m not bitter about it.  But anyway, I didn’t have a dish to put them in.  I was just going to put them in two mini pyrex dishes, but then I saw a pie plate and decided to get creative.

Leave it to me to take a perfectly healthy snack and turn it into a sweet, chocolatey concoction.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, but I decided that you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.  I was so, so right.  The “crust” was chewy and the center was gooey and the melty chocolate middle really accentuated the peanut butter in the crust.  Please make these.  It would make me happy. 🙂

 Put all ingredients in a bowl.
 This is the marketside vanilla dip
 Mix all ingredients together.
 Add the middle layers.
Add the top layer and bake.

Granola Bar Pie

“Crust”:
3 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup yogurt or Marketside vanilla dip (pictured below)
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Filling:
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup coconut
½ cup sweetened condensed milk

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combine all of the crust ingredients together in a bowl and mix until incorporated.
3.  Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a standard sized pie plate.
4.  Sprinkle chocolate chips and coconut evenly over the crust.  Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the pie.  It may seem like a lot, but you’ve got a lot of crust.  It works, trust me.
5.  Lightly press the remaining half of the mixture over the pie.
6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cut once cooled. 

Granola Bar Pie

When I wake up from naps, I’m always ravenously hungry.  Every time.  It never fails.  Is that weird?  I woke up from a nap a couple of days ago and had a serious craving for a granola bar.  We didn’t have any, so I decided to make some. 

I threw together some ingredients and right when I was about to put them in the oven, I remembered that my dad dropped my pyrex dish… with cinnamon rolls still in it… it shattered everywhere… Luckily I’m not bitter about it.  But anyway, I didn’t have a dish to put them in.  I was just going to put them in two mini pyrex dishes, but then I saw a pie plate and decided to get creative.

Leave it to me to take a perfectly healthy snack and turn it into a sweet, chocolatey concoction.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, but I decided that you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.  I was so, so right.  The “crust” was chewy and the center was gooey and the melty chocolate middle really accentuated the peanut butter in the crust.  Please make these.  It would make me happy. 🙂

 Put all ingredients in a bowl.
 This is the marketside vanilla dip
 Mix all ingredients together.
 Add the middle layers.
Add the top layer and bake.

Granola Bar Pie

“Crust”:
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup yogurt or Marketside vanilla dip (pictured below)
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Filling:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combine all of the crust ingredients together in a bowl and mix until incorporated.
3.  Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a standard sized pie plate.
4.  Sprinkle chocolate chips and coconut evenly over the crust.  Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the pie.  It may seem like a lot, but you’ve got a lot of crust.  It works, trust me.
5.  Lightly press the remaining half of the mixture over the pie.
6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cut once cooled. 

Granola Bar Pie

When I wake up from naps, I’m always ravenously hungry.  Every time.  It never fails.  Is that weird?  I woke up from a nap a couple of days ago and had a serious craving for a granola bar.  We didn’t have any, so I decided to make some. 

I threw together some ingredients and right when I was about to put them in the oven, I remembered that my dad dropped my pyrex dish… with cinnamon rolls still in it… it shattered everywhere… Luckily I’m not bitter about it.  But anyway, I didn’t have a dish to put them in.  I was just going to put them in two mini pyrex dishes, but then I saw a pie plate and decided to get creative.

Leave it to me to take a perfectly healthy snack and turn it into a sweet, chocolatey concoction.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, but I decided that you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.  I was so, so right.  The “crust” was chewy and the center was gooey and the melty chocolate middle really accentuated the peanut butter in the crust.  Please make these.  It would make me happy. 🙂

 Put all ingredients in a bowl.
 This is the marketside vanilla dip
 Mix all ingredients together.
 Add the middle layers.
Add the top layer and bake.

Granola Bar Pie

“Crust”:
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup yogurt or Marketside vanilla dip (pictured below)
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Filling:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combine all of the crust ingredients together in a bowl and mix until incorporated.
3.  Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a standard sized pie plate.
4.  Sprinkle chocolate chips and coconut evenly over the crust.  Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the pie.  It may seem like a lot, but you’ve got a lot of crust.  It works, trust me.
5.  Lightly press the remaining half of the mixture over the pie.
6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cut once cooled. 

Honey Glazed Trail Mix

I’m very happy to inform you that I started a photography class last night.

I would like to think I can bake, but when it comes to photographing my baking…not so much.  So, I decided that a photography class would be a good first step.  It’s kind of hard to believe that a cake tastes delicious when you can clearly see that the cake does not look delicious, no matter how much I try to persuade you that it really does.  So please, photography teacher, help me!

My first assignment is to take a minimum twenty pictures using the rules of photography.  It’s due Tuesday.  I will be using my baked goods as one of my main subjects.  Bear with me!  There’s probably only so much you can do with a point and shoot camera.  Or maybe that’s just my excuse for sucking.  I hope the class helps because I just had to pay to be able to add any more pictures on here. 

Anyway, this has nothing to do with the trail mix I made, but I was excited and had to let you all know about it.  I guess I could tell you about the trail mix, though.  It’s delicious.  It’s a mixture of sweet and salty, which I love.  Every bite has a sweet, crunchy glaze wrapped around a salty piece of the mix.  So good, but warning:  it’s addictive.  I had to wrap it up in muffin cups and take it to work to pass out because I couldn’t stop eating it.

Also, I just realized I only took one picture of this recipe.  After I wrote the entire post about photography… Of course.

Honey Glazed Trail Mix
All Recipes
*You can add whatever you want, as you can see.  I added cheerios

  • 4 cups Rice or Corn Chex® cereal
  • 1 ½ cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal, pretzels and pecans; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in honey and blend well. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat evenly. Spread in a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is slightly glazed, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Spread on waxed paper to cool completely.

Honey Glazed Trail Mix

I’m very happy to inform you that I started a photography class last night.

I would like to think I can bake, but when it comes to photographing my baking…not so much.  So, I decided that a photography class would be a good first step.  It’s kind of hard to believe that a cake tastes delicious when you can clearly see that the cake does not look delicious, no matter how much I try to persuade you that it really does.  So please, photography teacher, help me!

My first assignment is to take a minimum twenty pictures using the rules of photography.  It’s due Tuesday.  I will be using my baked goods as one of my main subjects.  Bear with me!  There’s probably only so much you can do with a point and shoot camera.  Or maybe that’s just my excuse for sucking.  I hope the class helps because I just had to pay to be able to add any more pictures on here. 

Anyway, this has nothing to do with the trail mix I made, but I was excited and had to let you all know about it.  I guess I could tell you about the trail mix, though.  It’s delicious.  It’s a mixture of sweet and salty, which I love.  Every bite has a sweet, crunchy glaze wrapped around a salty piece of the mix.  So good, but warning:  it’s addictive.  I had to wrap it up in muffin cups and take it to work to pass out because I couldn’t stop eating it.

Also, I just realized I only took one picture of this recipe.  After I wrote the entire post about photography… Of course.

Honey Glazed Trail Mix
All Recipes
*You can add whatever you want, as you can see.  I added cheerios

  • 4 cups Rice or Corn Chex® cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal, pretzels and pecans; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in honey and blend well. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat evenly. Spread in a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is slightly glazed, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Spread on waxed paper to cool completely.