Monday, August 15, 2011

My First Potluck

I went to my first potluck a couple of weeks ago. I decided I would bring mini cupcakes because that is what I would have wanted to eaten, and mini because they are easy to grab and go quick. I made a vanilla batter from Vegan Cupcakes Takeover the World. I separated it into three and put lemon extract in one, chocolate chips in the other, and (mini) oreo crumbles in the other. I poured them into a mini batter pan. The only difference is that I split the mini oreos and put them in the bottom of the cookies and cream liners. 

Then for the buttercream. Great news!!! I FINALLLY GOT MY BUTTERCREAM TO WORK!
I again split it up and added oreo crumbles for the cookies and cream, left it plain for the chocolate chip ones, and added lemon and yellow food coloring for the lemon ones. I think they turned out really great!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pie Town

I just found out there is a pie contest this fall that one of my dad's running friends family hosts. So from now until thanksgiving I will be baking one pie a week. This week I chose this pie. It is still cooling but it smells and looks soooo good. The filling tasted delicious!

For the subs:
We used pecans instead of walnuts
Ener-g egg replacer for butter
Agave instead of honey
We used dark and semi-sweet chocolate

I also used this pie crust recipe

It only made one pie instead of the two... but it was pretty easy to make.

Monday, August 1, 2011

BolderBoulder 2012

We have our rooms booked for BolderBoulder... I am doing it... I really want to make it my goal to run all 6.2 miles. It sounds like such a short distance, but it will kill me. That is why I started training today. I ran a little over a mile in 12.21.1 That is pretty darn good, seeing as when I started running last time I was running low 12 minute miles, a lot lower than that. I just really need to get in to see a nutritionist and work up a good meal and training program so that I don't get hurt. I really want to be a runner, I would love to be able to run a half with my sister.... anyway that is kind of how things are going today. I will keep updated on how the running and baking is going, etc.