Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cranberry Cake...

Tomorrow or rather later today is my roommates birthday! A wonderful excuse to try a new cake recipe!!

I have two 9in round cranberry cakes in the oven baking right now! It smells sooo good in here! I'm hoping it is an indicator of how it is going to taste! :) It is basically just a white cake mix with a cup of chopped cranberries, a tablespoon of orange 'zest' and a cup of finely chopped walnuts... Simple!

The recipe I have comes with a cream cheese frosting recipe but I'm not going to use that. I am going to make a ricotta filling for the middle of it and an orange butter cream frosting for it.

The original plan was to use grapefruit zest in the mix and do a grapefruit butter cream filling/frosting for it, but I took a vote and everyone wanted ricotta so I decided to go with orange instead.

I will post pictures when the cake gets out of the oven and the finished product tomorrow when it is all decorated!

I'm excited!! :D

Monday, September 13, 2010

Killer Cookies

Killer Cookies

1 3/4c Shortening
2c sugar
2c brown sugar
4 eggs
2tsp vanilla
3c flour
2tsp salt
2tsp baking soda
6c oatmeal

1/2 to 3/4c chopped nuts
1/2 to 3/4c coconut
1 12oz package chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for 9-12min

Makes 80-100 cookies

This is a HUGE recipe so I usually only half it when I make them. I got this recipe from my friend's mom years ago.

An odd fact about them... Not putting the coconut in completely changes the taste of them, still good either way though. When there is coconut in them they seem to taste like they have raisins in them even though they don't, which I like because I like the taste of raisins but I'm not a big fan of the texture of them.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I'm so behind on this blog and I feel awful about it! I just have so much going on lately and not a lot of computer time.... Will try and post some more recipes soon!!