Archive for May, 2010
After many pounding fists and growling bellies hungry for chocolate, I have decided to post my new favorite sheet cake recipe. Now, now, now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves…this is not actually my recipe at all, but a delightful concoction from the internet sensation Pioneer Woman.
I know many of you have followed this funny, creative and down right super woman for a long time now. I have heard her name murmured on blogs, mentioned in casual conversation, but for some reason I resisted the urge to become one of her many followers. I am not quite sure why. But guess what folks…I finally gave in and decided to see what all the fuss was about.
Oh lawsee, saddle me up and call me a pioneer puppy! I can easily see why so many of you rave about this woman. She is not the tight-cinched apron wearing domestic diva that I thought her to be. She is one of us. Down to earth and unabashedly true to herself through and through, and above all else – hilarious! Funny how you can read little tid bits of someone’s life and feel like you have known them for years. After pouring over the pages of her site, I just know we’re related!
If you haven’t check her out, please do. You won’t regret it. Now, back to the chocolate…
This was my second time making this cake and I was fortunate enough to have some very talented helpers in the kitchen. Kameryn and Graceanna took turns melting butter, stirring batter, whisking icing, you name it! We had lots of fun with all the cooks in the kitchen.
We managed to get some action shots, but it was hard with so many little cooks buzzing around. Check out Pioneer Woman’s website for beautiful step-by-step photos of the cake. She makes baking it a breeze!
To kick start this new series, today’s feature is Evos: Feel Great Fast Food. I was first introduced to this new restaurant through a really neat ‘green’ blog, Life in the Green Lane. Now before I share these delightful images, you must understand what scrutiny and harsh conditions us crazy bloggers go through to get these up close and personal photos. We shrug at all the strange looks we get from curious bystanders and laugh at the fact that all of the food we eat is usually cold. Oh the joys of being a blogger. I think I really freaked the man out sitting beside me at Evos. A friend of mine told me that I should have written my blog address on a napkin and slid it his way. Haha! That would have been priceless.
Evos is a cheerful little restaurant tucked neatly away on bustling Peachtree Street. It is one of a few fast food restaurants you can feel good about. Hence the slogan, “Fast Food Without the Guilt”.
“Evos is delicious All-American food. Hamburgers, fries and shakes. But without the guilt. Because Evos Airbakes instead of deep frying. Sealing in flavor without the excess fat. We select naturally raised beef and the best quality poultry because we know you’ll taste the difference. We make our food with the good stuff, not cheap ingredients. Our milkshakes? Organic milk and sugar. Simple, natural, delicious. Our fruitshakes? Real fruit and real fruit juices. Again, simple, natural, delicious.”
This weekend I am busy working on a super cute project, an Anthropologie inspired Owl Graduation Party for my sweet cousin, Savannah Jane. She will be graduating from high school next weekend and will soon head off to college at Kennesaw State University (hence the owl theme).
Stay tuned for photos from the actual event and see how this iboard transpires into reality. Happy, happy weekend!