Thursday, February 25, 2010

My To-Do List...

I have a big weekend coming up.  And by "big weekend" I mean, "my brothers and father will be MIA and therefore not in my kitchen to bother me."  Its gonna be glorious.  So, I have a few recipes I've been wanting to try out! I figure if I write about them, I might actually get around to doing them... or have a really good laugh in a few weeks when I realize that not a one has been accomplished.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting -- These WILL be done.. for a girls' night tomorrow. Motivation! So there!
Homemade Marshmallows -- The jury is still out on the specific flavor.. perhaps real vanilla bean.. or cinnamon. I'm on a cinnamon kick for some reason.  Hm, maybe I could make & take some for girls' night... I like the way I think...
Pumpkin Scones -- I've made pumpkin scones before, they're quite nostalgic for me, actually. They were really what kicked off my holiday baking last year which, in turn, kicked off my baking addiction.
Lavender Shortbread Cookies -- These will probably be made Sunday... they are AMAZING. So simple and so. much. butter.

Well that list doesn't seem so bad now that I write it down! No classes tomorrow, meaning that I might actually cross off a few things!  Dad & brothers are going on a manly, camping retreat of sorts for church this weekend... how much would they love me if I sent them off with homemade marshmallows??  Off to research recipes!

Love you, mean it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hello, there!

You didn't know it, but I'm shaking your hand via blog right now. It's much more sanitary than the real thing, so I'm doing you a favor.  Oh, nice grip, there, new friend! 

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Lyndsie, and yes, its totally spelled that way. Long story.  I blame my parents.  Anyways, I love cooking, baking, and pretty much anything in between.   But while I openly embrace the stereotypes of a girl who cooking and baking, that does not mean I subscribe to the idea of being a future over-stressed mother of three barefoot in the kitchen screaming at my future workaholic husband with a coif.  Great, now I'm gonna have nightmares tonight about that.  Again.

Lemme 'splain.  Yes, I love being in the kitchen, and yes, every time my brother tells me I spend more time in my kitchen than my room I have flashbacks from the blender fiasco from Father of the Bride.  But really, being in the kitchen is just something that I do, not something that I am.  I hope that through this blog you can get to know me... and what I do.

Now that we have that all settled, let me tell you about what I enjoy creating in the kitchen! I love to make breakfast items, definitely.  Breakfast is a new found love of mine.  I've learned that boys will let you down, but breakfast will still be there tomorrow.  And the next tomorrow.  I'm currently on a muffin/cupcake fix.  I've been experimenting with new recipes, which I'll post soon, and I have some new projects coming up (read: wedding shower cake for my future cousin-in-law... yay!)  Another goal of mine is to get back into cooking, something I put aside during the now past holiday season in lieu of baking.  Oh, and did I ever bake.

Well, friend, thanks for reading! But sadly, I must finish my homework.  Cause I do that a lot too, that whole "school" thing.  Its sometimes as great as it sounds... but not on Thursdays. Which is tomorrow. 

Have a GREAT day. :)
Love you, mean it!