Monday, August 31, 2009

The Essential Baking Cookbook

I got this lovely little addition to my cookbook collection for my birthday!
It was a present from my Maid of Honor, Miss Bon Appetit.
(Again, not really her name; anonymity is important!)
She is a wonderful baker and my inspiration.

These are the recipes I want to try:
1. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
2. Banana Bread
3. Carrot Cake
4. Lemon Cake with Crunchy Topping
5. Pound Cake
6. Lemon Coconut Cake
7. Hummingbird Cake
8. Semolina Lime Syrup Cakes
9. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
10. Rhubarb and Apple Upside-Down Cake
11. Black Forest Cake
12. Chocolate Peppermint Creams
13. Fortune Cookies
14. Chocolate Peppermint Slice
15. Caramel Slice
16. Cherry and Cream Cheese Strudel
17. New York Cheesecake
18. Baklava
19. Apple Turnovers
20. Croissants
21. Bacon and Egg Pie
22. Sausage Rolls
23. Salmon and Rice Pie
24. Lamb and Filo Pie
25. Soy and Linseed Loaf
26. Rye Bread
27. Sourdough Bread
28. Potato Bread
29. Pumpernickel
30. English Muffins
31. Pumpkin Bread
32. Strawberries and Cream Sponge with Spun Toffee

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bride & Groom: First and Forever Cookbook

This is the other cookbook I got from Ross last weekend.
I paid $5 for it; it was originally $35.
I'm quite proud of my find.
Plus, I've been wanting this cookbook for almost a year now.
Although I'm not married yet, I still find this cookbook filled with great recipes that Mr. GrapeJuice and I can eat.

Here are the one's that I've picked:
1. Chicken Satay
2. Herbed Buttermilk Popcorn
3. Chicken Soup for Your Soul Mate
4. Arugula with Cranberries, Cambozola, Walnuts, and Raspberry Vinaigrette
5. Orzo Salad with Lemon, Feta, and Pine Nuts
6. Mexican Chicken Salad with Taco-Ranch Dressing
7. Individual Four-Cheese Pizzas
8. Classic Lasagna
9. Roast Chicken and Vegetables for Two
10. Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
11. Pasta with Pesto, Shrimp, and Sweet 100s
12. Chicken "Divine"
13. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Salsa
14. Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Lemon and Rosemary
15. Roasted Asparagus
16. Sausage and Roasted Garlic Stuffing
17. Spicy Chipolte Black Beans
18. Creamy-Dreamy Mashed Potatoes
19. Killer Roasted Potatoes
20. Wild Rice with Dried Cranberries, Green Onions, and Pecans
21. Coconut Rice
22. Sausage and Cheddar Cheese Strata
23. French Toast with Hot Buttered Rum-Maple Syrup
24. Mom's "Flyaway" Pancakes with Melted Berries
25. Yogurt-Granola Parfaits
26. Unbelievable Banana Bread
27. Rise-and-Shine Smoothie
28. Spiced Carrot Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Icing
29. Peanut Butter Pie Sealed with Kisses
30. Silken Chocolate Tart
31. Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon-Spiked Whipped Cream
32. Raspberry-Almond Dream Cream
33. Puckery Lemon Parfaits with Summer Berries
34. Raspberry Champagne Sparklers
35. Cosmopolitans
36. Vodka-Spiked Lemonade with Red Rocks
37. Great Robert's Whiskey Sour Slush
38. Citrusy Sangria
39. Pasta with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce
40. Chicken, Chipotle, and Tortilla Soup
41. Pork, Bell Pepper, and Snow Pea Stir-Fry
42. Green Curry with Shrimp
43. Chinese Chicken Salad
44. Triple-Decker Pound Cake with Raspberries and Lemon Glaze

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Easy Cupcakes

Last weekend, I was shopping for some capris for my new job. I was stumbling through Ross {a discount clothing store} when I came across a row of books. There were all different kinds and I found two that I really wanted. The first I will post about now; the second a little later on.

The first book is called "Easy Cupcakes." I bought it for $5 instead of $10. 1/2 off - that's not too bad.

Here are the recipes from the book that I want to try...
1. Poppy Seed & Orange Cupcakes
2. Caramel Cupcakes
3. Drizzled Honey Cupcakes
4. Frosted Peanut Butter Cucakes
5. Mocha Cupcakes with Whipped Cream
6. Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes
7. Warm Molten-Centered Chocolate Cupcakes
8. Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes
9. Tropical Pineapple Cupcakes with Citrus Cream Frosting
10. Macadamia & Maple Cupcakes
11. Apple Streusel Cupcakes
12. Mango & Passion Fruit Cupcakes
13. Toffee Apple Cupcakes
14. Raspberry Almond Cupcakes
15. Lemon Crunch Cupcakes
16. Black Forest Cupcakes
17. Feather-Iced Coffee Cupcakes
18. Blackberry Crumble Cupcakes
19. Warm Strawberry Cupcakes

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Start of Goodness!!

Well, I've been blogging for a little over a month about my wedding.
I'm a Sassy Bride on a Mission.
I'm from TN and recently graduated from a small college in North Carolina.
Every day, I go to work and play with little children.
(My father says I'm a glorified babysitter.)
I've decided that every Friday, after my parents and I have had a long week of work, I'm going to make some sugary goodness for us to eat.
It's my way of paying them back for letting me live at home for awhile.
This is likely to change once I move out and live with Mr. GrapeJuice (my future husband).
(Don't worry. His last name really isn't GrapeJuice. It's Welch - like the grape juice!)
Until then...
sugary yumminess is coming your way!!