A spot for me to ramble about my smooshie faced dogs, paper crafting, knitting and a little cooking...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chocolate Fixation Friday

Dulce De Leche Brownies

I have to start out with saying I cheated this time. I used my favorite brownie recipe instead of the one listed. I did use the dulce de leche recipe though. Both Chris and I thought that these came out too sweet, and the dulce flavor wasn't all that pronounced. The normal chocolatey-ness these brownies have was subdued as well. I am not sure that I cooked the milk enough, it could have been darker, which might have made it taste better. I have been reading several other blogs that have used similar methods with sweetened condensed milk to make dulce de leche so I think I will try that again. The next fixation recipe was actually chosen by me, so hopefully I will like it!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another color challenge

So, I have done another of Kristina Werners color challenges. I haven't used Kiwi Kiss or Riding Hood Red that much, so I swapped those for the Certainly Celery and Ruby Red. I am only so so happy with this card. I also used a sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Hopefully the person this was made for will like it more than me!


Friday, October 3, 2008

No chocolate fixation Friday for me (and a couple other things)

So, I injured my back a week or so ago, and just today got in to have a Dr look at MRI's and Xrays. Turns out I just have back pain with no real injury. I now have some lovely drugs to make me feel better though. So, no chocolate baking for me this time. I am still supposed to lay low for another week or so to let the inflammation go down and hopefully recover in another 10 days or so. I think Chris is a little tired of playing nursemaid to me and taking care of the 3 dogs. Yes, we now have 3 dogs (temporarily). We are fostering Harley the pug for Seattle Pug Rescue. So if anyone you know wants a very affectionate loveable 2yo pug let me know, he is a doll...



About Me

I live with my wonderful husband of 12 years Chris, Fitz the almost 1 year old pug, and the newest member of our family Bennett the 8 week old Shih-tzu. We have a second home on a small lake where I grew up, we watch altogether too much TV, and spend WAY too much time online. I have just started knitting, have been papercrafting for many years, and enjoy cooking.