Friday, November 12, 2010

Kitchen Aid Mixer


How have I ever survived without you?

It was a "hand me down"
I am embarrassed to admit
that I was intimidated
by this appliance
so...
it has been
sitting on the
top shelf of my pantry
for a very long time

tragedy

Watching my friend use hers
to make
homemade pasta
and
homemade butter
finally made me take 
it out of the pantry

It is now a
permanent fixture  
in my kitchen

Now, all I need
(for now)
is
 the
pasta attachment

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Cinnamon Swirl Cake

This is one of my son's favorite cakes


Some things just taste better baked in a bundt pan

Cinnamon glaze
powdered sugar.milk.vanilla

 
So Yummy!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Table Decor

A while back I posted
about my fun placemat collection

Here is my fall table decoration

Torre di Pietra - Fredericksburg Winery

A couple weekends ago
I went to Fredericksburg
for a very brief visit
with Aunt Janae

We stopped at several vineyards
(I will be posting about our stop to Becker Vineyards soon)

We had our first glass of wine

What a lovely winery
I really liked
the
chenin blanc


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chocolate-Red Wine Cake

Chocolate-Zinfindel Port Cake

About a year ago, I clipped this recipe
out of

I was meeting my friends
for a birthday dinner
at our favorite winery

I was assigned dessert
so I decided to try this recipe

I wanted to use something from the winery

So, I used this Zin Port
since it goes well with chocolate
Wow!
What a kick 


The recipes says to sprinkle with powdered sugar
but
I thought it needed this chocolate glaze

Monday, November 8, 2010

Green Chili Polenta - Test Kitchen


I got this recipe from Pioneer Woman

 I have been dying to cook with polenta
so I used corn grits

Green Chiles & Rotel Tomatoe
4 oz cubed cream cheese

 8 oz grated monterey jack cheese

Yummy spicy creamy polenta