Thursday, December 31, 2009

Easy Bake Oven

Well, Santa gave McKayla an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. For those of you not familiar with an Easy Bake Oven it is an oven for children that cooks using the heat of a 100 watt light bulb. Luckily, Santa also gifted McKayla a from-scratch recipe book so we will never have to purchase the overpriced, chemical filled mixes available for it.

The first thing she and I baked up in it was a carrot cake complete with cream cheese frosting!

Here are the two carrot cakes... only a mear 3 inches across!

Stacked and frosted.... looking good!

The first slice gone... yummy!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Drying Green Peppers

My mom bought me a new food dehydrator for my birthday a few weeks ago. I had been so busy with Christmas stuff I hadn't even gotten it out of the box yet. I rectified that today!

I picked up four organic green peppers while shopping this week.

I diced them up and put them into the dehydrator.

Just before bed they were done. Now I have dried green peppers for my sloppy joe mix that I make again.