I know, I can almost hear the faint groans from you all now. I admit it - I can be pretty pathetic when it comes to preparing food. Girls in my church ladies group still giggle about the time I was signed up to bring a simple Chef's Salad and paid to have one made and brought it instead of making it myself. Now, let's keep in mind, that even I can make a Chef's Salad - I just opted for the easiest way out - purchasing it! Also, my famous Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with lots of love down at my local Publix Bakery. So to see a post titled "Baking Diva" from your pal DKay can stir up a good groan or two.
But hold on to your hats guys.......I baked a Chocolate Pound Cake FROM SCRATCH yesterday afternoon. I know, I know...you aren't believing it. But you can call Monty and ask him. He witnessed the not so small feat. Also, yes, it is the ripe old age of 34 and this is my first from scratch cake. Pathetic, huh?? I have made cookies from scratch (once - about 10 years ago) but this is the first cake. And guess what - it is pretty darn good. In fact, it is very good. Not nearly the best I ever tasted but still, very good. You can see my really nice mixer my Mom bought me about oh, what, ten years ago. Finally cranked that puppy up!! Works great.
Anyway, you guys don't get all pumped up and think this is the new me. Nah, I just wanted to see if I could do it. Plus, I got this FABULOUS cookbook for my birthday (thanks sis!) and reading it made me want to do it. Never fear....I'll still keep my famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and use it often.
Night-night, gotta go. This new time has me all whacked out.