Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Years Birthday!

Hey guys! Happy 2011!! We spent New Years eating homemade pizza, veggie trays, and candy, candy, cookies, oh and did I mention candy? x0 We also spent time playing board games and then rock band till about two in the morning! Fun, fun!

The next day, on the 1st, I went to friend Amber's Birthday party! We had a lot of fun ringing in her birthday!

Her birthday cake!

Her cake after we got through with it! : )

The ice cream was so hard me had to microwave it!

Yummm ice cream! : P

Oooh syrup! : )

Candy canes!!

I had a lot of fun on break, but now I am back at college ready for my 2nd semester in Culinary school! I am taking 4 culinary classes this year! Culinary 2, Menu planning, Nutrition, and Food+ Beverage service! I can't wait to start!! I will try to keep you guys updated as much as possible with my hectic life! Oh yeah and there is always Cold Stone to look forward to too!!

Love you all!!

Lizzie! ^_^

Christmas Treats!

Oh my gosh hey everyone!! It's been so long since I last posted! I finished my first semester of college with all high Bs and As! I'm so happy! I haven't really been able to post because pictures take forever to upload back home, but now I am back at college where the internet is speedy!

Did you guys have a good Christmas? I had a great time spending time with family and friends, and making and eating a ton of yummy treats! We made a lot of treats to share with the neighbors and just ourselves! Haha!

Some foodie Christmas gifts I received were some cupcake ornaments, a cupcake calender, a recipe organizer, a iced coffee cup, candy, and I also got an amazing Dooney and Bourke purse with different colored Mickey Mouses on it! I love you mom and dad, thank you so much! < 3

On Christmas we had french toast casserole for dinner, lasagna and garlic bread for dinner, and chocolate cheesecake for dessert! Amazing! : )

So now here are all the treats we made!

Sugar Cookies!

Different Holiday themed Rice Crispy Treats!

Frosted Flake Wreaths!

Reindeer Cookies!

Mint Brownies!

Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

Plates of treats for the neighbors!

My friend M licking up the Marshmallow goo! x0

Yay for baking!!

I love the holidays, and break but it's so good to be back and running the blog! I have many more updates to do!

Love you All!

Lizzie! : )

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Thanksgiving and More!!

Hey everyone! Haha I always think I'm never going to let myself get behind on blogging, but darn college and work takes my "extra" time away! So here's what's been happening the past twoish or so weeks! : )

First, the week of Thanksgiving the weather was terrible and all my classes were canceled. We were basically trapped in our dorms for three days, ahhh! : P My parents were able to come visit us though and we had a great time! My parents brought up most of the food, but my brother and I got the pie materials and the turkey. I spent all Wednesday night baking! I made two pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, and a chocolate pie for my dad! : ) Then on Thursday we cooked all day and sat down to a great dinner. Then we went black friday shopping, and on Saturday I worked at Cold Stones and my parents left on Sunday! : ( I miss them so much, but I can't wait to see them again during Christmas break. Yay!! ^_^

Our full fridge!

Putting toppings on corn casserole.

Some of our feast! : )

Full, full, full!! : )

The pies I made.

My parents also came to see me at Cold Stones! They took pictures, ordered ice cream and shakes, and made my co workers and I sing! Ahh thanks guys! : P < 3


Last Tuesday was my last Pastry Tube art class! We made pastry cream and piped them into swans and stuck them together using pastry cream. Easy and fun! : )


During cooking on Wednesday we had a dairy and cheese day! My group made mac and cheese! Other groups made alfredo, fondue, and souffles and we also had a cheese plate with a bunch of different cheeses to try, yum!

Finally, on Thursday we made low fat cakes. My partner and I made a chiffon type cake and others made different chiffons, angel food cakes, sponge rolls, and icings and different creams. We tasted all the cakes from two weeks ago and thursdays and we also had ice cream that we made in the past! : )

These next two weeks are my finals week and my last week this year working at Cold Stone! I had my Sanitation final today and I have my practical for baking and Cooking tomorrow and Thursday. Then next week I have four more written finals! I'm busy studying!!

I will try to keep more up to date though! Pinky promise!! : )



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stars, steak, and cakes! : )

Hey everyone!! : )

So recaps, recaps!

On Tuesday, during Pastry Tube Art, we had our midterm by showing off how we could make stars, rosettes, zig zags, and more. I think I have improved a lot! : )

On Wednesday we made steak, sauce, risotto, and sauted veggies. I don't eat steak, so two other girls and myself cut one into three parts so we all three wouldn't waste a whole steak in the end! The cooking is the same, it just takes less to to brown in the pan in the beginning!

Yummmy, brown! x0

On Thursday we made high fat cakes! I made a high ratio yellow cake, and a creaming method chocolate cake! We also made some crepes that we filled half with nutella, and half with a savory meat mixture.They were easy, and straight forward. We had a yummy ice cream and cake party afterwards and I was full, full, full! : )

Yellow cake!

Chocolate cake!

Friday and Saturday were full of Cold Stone working! I worked till midnight on Friday, but I love my job so I didn't really mind! : )

Finally today, I had some awesome Pad Thai with my brother, and am again: full, full, full!

I can't wait for Thanksgiving this week! I'm going to try and bake some pies, and my parents are coming up to visit so It's going to be a lot of fun!

Love you all, and tell my about your Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Cream Puffs, Bazaars, Brownie cookies, Fish, and ice cream? x0

Hello everyone!

Recaps, recaps! Haha photobucket has been mean to me the past few days and didn't want to upload pictures, but really I just forgot to take a lot of them, but I will bring us up to date with words! x0

So two Thursdays ago in baking class we made a ton of cream puffs for this event we were putting on. We made savory ones and sweet ones, but I'm just not really a fan of them either way. x0

Then on that Sunday we had a Holiday bazaar at the campus. Our culinary club had a table and I had to support them by buying, and trying to eat this giant moose cupcake!


It was a twinkie dipped in chocolate over a cupcake that was frosted. The ears were made of tootsie rolls, and the antlers were pipped chocolate (remember I did those a few weeks ago in Pastry Tube art? ^ _^ ) and the eyes were m&ms! So much sugar! x0

On Tuesday for Pastry Tube art we made chocolate butter cookies, and gingersnaps, again! We were supposed to make snickerdoodles but the chef didn't have a recipe, and didn't want to look for one, so we resorted to gingersnaps. I think they tasted better this time around though! The chocolate butter cookies were amazing too, they tasted like a warm, gooey brownie to me!: )

On Wednesday our main chef was sick so the next chef in line took his place to teach the class. We learned how to cook fish in different ways, grill shrimp, and saute and simmer broccoli!


Looks good huh? : P

Finally this past Thursday we made ice cream and ice cream sauces!! I made vanilla bean ice cream, and it was pretty amazing in my opinion! I also made dark chocolate sauce, but I didn't really like it because I had to put in orange extract, and I'm not a fan of orange and chocolate together. Other teams made pumpkin ice cream, and caramel ice cream and caramel, strawberry, and milk chocolate sauce. It was a tasty day!

I've also had some good Chinese food, sneaks of ice cream at Cold Stones, a pint of Ben and Jerry's, and some good coffee among many other things these past 12 days since I last blogged!

I will try and keep more up to date! I will, I will! : )


Lizzie! : )