Excuses, Excuses, and some baking on the side.

August 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm 12 comments

I suppose my lack of visiting of blogs – and blogging – continues to go hand in hand with my food apathy.  While I am a bit more enthused about food, I 100% attribute this funk to the weather (not to place blame or anything).  I read all of your lovely blogs to share the joy of cooking and baking, and become inspired to continue on that road and pay it forward here with my own creations.  It’s just this weather. It’s hot. So so hot.  I have no interest in cooking, and dinners have been thrown together re-makes of countless meals of the past.  While they are good – nothing new to satisfy or photograph.

Except the other day I got this itch for a double-chocolate cookie that I had to scratch in the worst of ways.  I turned to the illustrious Vegan Cookies Take Over Your Cookie Jar and dived into the recipe for “Chocolate Fudgey Oatmeal Cookies”.  Can I just say? Wow.  As I ate nearly 1/4 of the badder by spoon (the joy of vegan baking, no doubt) I seriously considered ditching the oven and making a cold cookie, but I just wasn’t certain they’d survive a cold-state so well.  Into the oven they went (and there I was again reminded why I am in this cooking funk, heat).

I highly suggest these be attempted.  They are gooey almost to the point of fudge brownie (hence the title?), but also maintain a certain outer crisp that was reminiscent of a chocolate Rice Krispie treat. That being said, throw in some “marshmallows” or “white chocolate chips” and I think you may just die from the divinity that lies within this cookie.  Both D and his brother shared their enjoyment in the moist flavor party in this cookie.

Moving on, I have a confession.  Another reason why I haven’t been blogging so much is because I have gone full forward into design mode, often confused with “nesting” I think – which there should be no confusion about here.  I’ve been busy scouring Etsy.com and ordering cool prints for around the casa.  I also ordered new couches and am on the hunt for the perfect rug for under the dining room table.  Once we get close to where I want to be I’ll share what I’ve been up to, but it’s given my summer a mission and taken my mind off the food funk.

I have also used some free time to give back some hard work to my friend whose helped me in my recent cupcake orders.  Last week we tackled some more Bridal Shower cupcakes (photos below courtesy of her camera), and this week we’re tackling a tiered Bridal Shower cake.  Stay tuned friends.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clarice  |  August 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    These cupcakes are beautiful. I bet the shower will be lovely.

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  • 2. Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen  |  August 11, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Well it’s obvious you haven’t been sitting around twiddling your fingers! Beautiful cupcakes!

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  • 3. Southern Elle  |  August 12, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Those cookies look divine…!

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  • 4. theresa  |  August 12, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Those cupcakes are so pretty. And the cookies sound amazing.

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  • 5. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan  |  August 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I totally believe that half the time, I make cookies and cakes for the primary reason that I just want to eat some of the batter. 😛

    I’m not big on oatmeal cookies, usually, but with chocolate? I’m on board. Especially with your idea of adding white chips, MMM.

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  • 6. BlessedMama  |  August 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Love, love, love those cupcakes! My mom has the cookbook you mentioned and has made some goodies for my family, so I stand by your enthusiasm. Sorry you’re in a food funk, but those sweet treats had to pull you partially the way out.

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  • 7. Jessica  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    You are right, eating batter is a major benefit to vegan baking!

    I think if I baked as much as you do, I’d get in a funk in the summer heat as well. Those cupcakes do look so cute, though. Yum!

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  • 8. Keri - I Eat Trees  |  August 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I awarded you! 🙂 http://ieattrees.com/the-versatile-blogger-award-and-funnel-cake/

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    • 9. Amanda  |  September 21, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you Keri! 🙂 Hope things are going well!

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  • 10. Eric  |  August 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

    both sets of cupcakes looked like they turned out great as well as those cookies!

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  • 11. DJ Karma (VegSpinz)  |  August 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Those cupcakes are absolute perfection! btw…I’m giving away a cream dispenser on my site, if you’re interested. 🙂

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  • 12. Jessica  |  September 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Those cupcakes are gorgeous!! Wow! I haven’t made those particular cookies yet, but they sound AWESOME!

    I totally feel you on the lack of blogging. It’s hard to feel inspired to post when cooking is so…uninspired. And it’s difficult to be creative in the kitchen when it’s ungodly hot! Hopefully Fall will bring some new cooking adventures your way. 🙂

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