Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Domestically Challenged....NO MORE!

People who know me well may agree that I'm a tad domestically disabled. But once in a blue moon I get a strong urge to either clean something or cook/bake something. Lately, my baking urge is strong.

So, my friends, I have decided to develop a list of things I must learn how to bake before I tie the knot. I don't want to be the wifey who shows up to every gathering with grocery store bought cookies. BO-RING! (fyi - no one is getting married yet. I'm just sayin'...)

Here are the things that I have already tackled:
Sugar cookies - these stuck to my counter top when I rolled them out. Then I decorated them. Badly. They tasted great though.
Banana bread - This was excellent if I do say so myself.
Pumpkin bread - This was very good, although I already know what to do differently next time.
Crepes - made fresh this morning. No small fires, no cursing, no mess with flour. I'd say a valiant effort!

Things I must tackle:
Pumpkin pie - this is my boyfriend's fave!
Cupcakes - any kind, but the key is to make sure it does not look like a 6 year old did the icing.
Cheesecake - the springy pan intimidates me.
Sourdough bread - warm & delicious.
Homemade blueberry muffins - another favorite of both mine and boyfriend's.
Mom's 'Monkey Bread' - cinnamon-y buttery goodness in a bundt pan!


CJR said...

Oooh. If you learn how to make really cute cupcakes you can do them for my wedding. No pressure.

Jordan said...

Yummm monkey bread! I hope you accomplish these meals! And so share you lovely sucess/failure stories (All sucess, I hope!)

I love the new layout! :)

Have a great day!

*uncorked said...

I'm not much for baking, but I LOVE cooking - just wish by the time I got home after work I had more energy to do it! Wine helps. So is this your birthday party at 8.0s I heard about?? Note: I will be crashing.

Carly said...

I wish I loved cooking. Yes, that would be my birthday thing at 8.0s. Nothing big, but a way to have a few drinks outside. Please do come!!

*uncorked said...

Oh I will be there - after a few Mi Cocina margaritas. 8.0s is my favorite place. Like, ever. Oh, and cooking is way more fun if you have some crazy loud Bocelli or Pavarotti playing and lots of wine-drinking. Cheers!