something to hold you over…

I’ve been a bum again – it’s been almost 2 months since I last posted.  I’ve still been baking about once a week, but I’ve been lazy.  I have lots of excuses – allergies (which won’t go away), P90X workout (which is not regularly scheduled either so it’s a poor excuse), and busy times at work (projects and we’re moving to a different building).  On top of that, this past month has been the  c r a z i e s t  because H and I bought a house!  It’s literally been a month since we went out with a realtor to look at some houses “just for fun”.  We’d been looking online for awhile “for fun” and decided we wanted to see the inside of some of the places.  Well, we ended up putting in an offer that day and have been in a whirlwind of house related business since.  My interests almost immediately flipped – Home Depot over Michaels, HGTV over Food TV, and paint/furniture/decor over icing/mixers/cake decorating.  Well, maybe not that drastic.  I’ve still been baking, but haven’t been putting as much time into experimenting,  taking step-by-step photos, or even final product photos. *Sigh*  I’ve felt really bad for neglecting my blog so I thought I should at least post a short little something.

We bought some strawberries that weren’t so sweet so I decided to make a dessert out of them instead of eating them straight up.  I made an angel food cake and macerated the strawberries in amaretto liqueur and a little sugar and also had a convenient (secret) stash of Cool Whip in the freezer.  Here’s to the beginning of summer and to other new and exciting beginnings.  🙂

strawberry trifle


5 Responses to “something to hold you over…”

  1. 1 peter
    July 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

    show the box!

  2. 2 zonyzone
    August 4, 2009 at 12:55 am

    mmmmm, you should update and showcase your creations.

  3. 3 dizzle
    November 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    i’m still waaaaaiiiiitiiiiing….

  4. 4 bev
    February 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    How do you like your mixer? I sure could use one of those but I don’t have enough counter space 😦 Is it the same one that Costco has?

    • 5 rosierose
      February 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm

      I haven’t used the mixer yet – but I like to look at it 🙂 It’s not the same one as Costco. I think the one at Costco comes with a 5-quart bowl and is 475 watts. The one I got has a 6-quart bowl and is 590 watts. (I found that KitchenAid is kind of tricky when it comes to these little differences; everything looks the same until you read all the info.)

      I really want to try to mix fondant in it and see how it does; the Artisan I have has 375 watts and sounded like it was dying when I would try to mix fondant. I eventually moved on to just mixing/kneading it by hand. I originally wanted a Viking with 1000 watts – that, I’m sure, would have mixed fondant (and probably cement), but how often would I need that much power! 🙂

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