Saturday, May 21, 2011

Banana Pancakes

Wow I've been eating a ton of pancakes lately. Oh dear.  But they're so yummy I just can't resist!
Of course all the recipes I'm getting them from are from Chocolate Covered Katie. She's brilliant.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes

I am so tired! I fell asleep at 12am, and woke up at 11am, so you'd think I'd be awake. I feel so sleepy though, and stuffed. Brunch was incredibly filling! These pancakes are definitely for two. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

No recipe for this one since it came in a box, all I had to add were eggs and a few other things. I just want to show pictures of my lovely cupcakes <3 
They were delicious, and so pretty!

Red Velvet Pancakes for One

So as you can see I am totally 100% completely obsessed with all things red velvet. The recipe photos always look so gorgeous, I just have to try them! Most are filled with icky ingredients, so it's hard to find a good recipe. After creeping Chocolate Covered Katie's blog for a while, I discovered she had recipes that serve one! Then I found a red velvet pancake recipe for one and just haad to try it.

......Well, as you can see below, they didn't turn out so well. I followed the recipe perfectly, but oh well, I guess next time I'll have to change some things. I'll make sure to add sugar, 1 tsbp of cocoa instead of 2, and a smidgen more red food colouring. The taste was quite bitter because of the cocoa, and lack of sugar. I slightly burned the first 3 because the gas on my stove was turned up too high.. My bad!

To fix this slight disaster I smothered them in syrup, dusted on some icing sugar, and shook on some purple sprinkles. Om nom nom, the chocolatey goodness was divine! I thought I'd have to hoop for a while to burn off the calories from this chocolate heaven, but apparently there are only around 130 calories in the whole thing! I don't believe it, but it's better than thinking there are 300+!

Cake Batter Milkshake

I have discovered a new favourite food blog to add to my bookmarks!
She posts delicious healthy versions of recipes, and most are Vegan :) I tried the her Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake, and it was soooo yummy. 

She is doing a blog feature in a bit, and that fueled my desire to recreate one of her recipes! So here is my attempt at one, and here is the link to the feature.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

     I can't remember if I blogged about my past failure at making red velvet cookies. I was trying to make whoopie pies, but I didn't have enough red food colouring, so I tried adding yellow, then gave up. They ended up being thin chocolate looking cookies. They were yummy, but not what I was trying to make. 

     Of course they don't sell red velvet cake mix in Canada, so I've had to make do with what I could find.

I put a bit too much cocoa powder in these, because I didn't measure properly, I just sort of poured it in. Don't worry, I've learned my lesson!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Blueberry Pancakes

Recipe here.
I didn't change anything in the recipe. I just wanted to show my pictures of how they turned out :)
The only thing I did to different was add strawberries and mini chocolate chips to a few pancakes. These were delicious, and I got around 50 small ones, between 2-3.5". Mmmmmmm.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Carrot Cake

So I've made my May goals, and I'm already almost done one! I feel great, it's so exciting. 

It's Mother's Day tomorrow, and I wanted to bake for my mom. I ended up making this Carrot Cake, and I'm giving some to the rest of my family, and baking my mom her favourite cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies. I have the recipe on my blog, so check it out! They are SO yummy. Unfortunately I can't eat them anymore :(
Because guess what one of my goals was. To be Vegan for the whole month. I've wanted to be for a while, I think I've posted about it before. But it's finally working, because I actually want it!