Thursday, September 9, 2010

When I’m Not Reading…


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of Missie’s When I’m Not Reading, mostly because I either work or read.

I looooooove cooking! From I was about 15 and until I moved out of my parents’ house at 19 I did all the cooking at home, except on weekends, because my mom worked in another town and got home late…and my dad just did not cook. Most teenager would probably have hated the idea of having to cook dinner for the ‘rents every day, honestly I did too, but now I’m glad I had the chance. I didn’t live on noodles for the entire time I went uni, but knew how to cook yummie cheap meals.

Cooking for friends is one of my fav things to do, sadly I don’t have time for it now, but it still warms my heart when I cook for BFF and her kids and at the end of the meal by saying things like, “Dutski, you’re the best cook EVER!”, or when her son eats one of my cakes in 30 seconds flat.

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I attempted to make a Columbian dish I had in NYC. My friend Sylvia informed me later that I had made enough platanos for about 15 people. As you can see we were only three and a cat. That’s one of BFF’s cats – his name is Linus and he loves to snuggle…and take off your socks…and steal your pillow at night. Oh and don’t laugh at him, he’ll do some freaky cat ninja move and scratch the hell out of your hand. Other than that he’s adorable.

Pumpkin bars are a hit. Thanks so much to my American Mommy, Maire, for introducing me to them and for the recipe.

Anyways, I’m doing something really awesome this fall. I’m so excited! I can’t give all the details on how this endeavor started yet, but I will in due time. *Drum roll* I am taking cake decorating classes at the beginning of November! The first one is a beginner’s course in using fondant and the other one is cupcake decorating. I know how to bake, but decorating is not one of my fort├ęs so I thought I’d treat myself to a few courses over the fall.

If any of you have experience, tips, or ideas that might help me I would love to hear from you.



Great to know what you do on your "off" time! Maybe you'd like to share that pumpking bar recipe!



OMG! I NEED one of those pumpkin bars. Where to I get the recipe?

Looks so yummy!

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