Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daring Baker's Challenge- Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake

This is my first Daring Baker's challenge. At first I was a little nervous, maybe even scared, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. The dough was pretty easy to work with. It did take a little longer to rise then the recipe said but I think that is because it was so cold here.
The meringue was pretty easy to make but I think maybe I put to much in because the filling oozed out of the coffee cake.

Overall, the coffee cake was a hit. I am already getting request to make this again. I didn't think the dough was too dry at all. I think next time I make this dough I am going to make cinnamon rolls and I would also like to try a savory roll. Yum!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Snow Ugh!!

I am so ready for Spring, we are supposed to get 4-6 inches of snow tonight, UGH!!

Friday, March 18, 2011


I can't stop thinking about everything the people in Japan have been going through and continue to go through. I think when something that tragic happens to so many people it makes you think about how delicate life can be. It also reminds us to be grateful for every precious day.
Since having children, I feel a greater since of awareness of our global community. I think when something happens to another nation we are all affected and lately there have been some incredible victories, tragedies and brutally violent situations.

I can't help but look at this father's face and feel like we aren't that different after all.

I'm sure by now you have all heard of the 50 brave men at the nuclear plant who are risking their lives, basically giving up their lives, for the people of their country. My heart goes out to them and their families.

As I was driving around Western New York, I couldn't help but think about how we are destroying our planet and I have a feeling SHE isn't too happy about it. Looking at these windmills gives me hope that we make wiser choices for our children's sake.

Donations can be made here Red Cross.