Friday, May 29, 2009

Watery Spaghetti Sauce

I have to say that there is nothing like a bowl of spaghetti with lots of sauce.  Yeah, I know, I'm stuffing myself with carbs, but I don't care.  The one problem that we have with spaghetti sauce is that when it's ready to be served, it usually ends up watery on the plate.  Yes, I do drain my pasta and let it sit for a little bit before serving, but it never seems to work the way I want it to.  So, while browsing one of my cooking magazines, I came across a tip to prevent it from becoming watery...BREADCRUMBS.  Who would have thought?  The breadcrumbs absorb a lot of the moisture and even makes the sauce thicker.  I'm all about having think sauce.  So next time you're making your spaghetti, add the breadcrumbs to the last few minutes of your cooking time and they'll work.  It's like magic!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Yes, I know that I have been slacking, but life has just gotten away from me. In our second class, we have the priviledge of making clowns to put on cupcakes, as well as putting flowers on the cupcakes.

I decided to make "periwinkle" colored clowns because I had to be a little different. One of my favorite things about cake decorating class is that we get experiment with colors.

I have to say that I had no problems making the flowers, but when it came to the clowns, I sucked royally. I'm sure that I can make lots of excuses for the way that they turned out, but no, because it was so worth the laughs we had at class.

So if you look closely, the clown on the left is just chilling, but his friend is having some issues. We believe that has was partying too much and just had one drink too many.

All he was missing was a little clown toilet bowl to puke in!

Here's pictures of the flowers I did on my cupcakes...