Monday, February 1, 2010


Is that even a word? And if so, what is its definition? In my case, it has meant learning all sorts of new things about cooking and baking. This week, I tried my hand at making Chicken Pot Pie, and a nice, double layer, cream-filled chocolate cake from heaven. I mean, the picture looked easy enough, right? The chicken pot pie was actually quite easy, and tasted REALLY good! We had all of the ingredients, so it was nice not having to go to the store. Here is the pie.

Like I said, the pie was easy, and great to eat. The cake, however, was another story. I was so excited to make it! I started out by baking the cake in two 9.5" pans (I didn't have 9" like it wanted), and then let them cool. Easy enough. Then I worked on making the cream for the middle. My hand mixer was going crazy, and stuff was flying all over the kitchen. Too bad I didn't take a picture. At first, I tried to contain the flying mixture, and then thought "what the heck" and just cleaned it up after. I put the cream between the cakes, and trimmed the edges to make it look nicer. Then came the frosting. The recipe lied about how much milk to use, and the frosting didn't have nearly enough. When I turned on the hand mixer, stuff went flying EVERYWHERE. I tried frosting the cake, and it didn't turn out very pretty. I didn't have enough frosting, so I repeated the stuff flying everywhere part. Even though the cake doesn't look very pretty, it sure tasted good!!

Well, more to come on my cooking adventures! TTFN!


  1. Good job Emily! You are braver than me. I don't dare attempt a pot pie. It sure looks delicious! I'm sad you don't have pictures of the frosting flying all over the kitchen. I sure love when that happens. All part of cooking adventures, right?

  2. Emily, that is so cool that you made such a great dinner for the two of you. Way to be domestic! I think the cake looks beautiful!