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Cooking is something I have always enjoyed. I learned to cook at the apron strings of my mother and grandmother. The experience of cooking brings me both pleasure and peace of mind.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Last weekend was my youngest Grand-Daughter's first birthday.  I was pleasantly surprised when my son and his wife asked me to make the birthday cake.  The plan was to have something chocolate and easily 'destoryed' by hand.  Of course the first thought was cupcakes and then a small 6 inch round became the perfect base.  The cake was a basic chocolate cake but I wanted the icing to be simple, chocolaty, and sweet.  My son said it tasted like ice cream.  So here is the simple creation, however, it should be noted that this frosting was delicate and had to be kept cool but it was tasty.  Also I kind of winged it in the kitchen and the measurements are basic estimates since I wasn't really measuring as much as I was tasting as I went along.  Part of the fun of cooking is letting loose and allowing something to be made based upon taste rather than the written word.  Good luck and feel free to experiment.

I'm not sure I like chocolate

Monday, September 5, 2011

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Every weekend I try to sit down and scan my favorite blogs.  I often find recipes that I mark with the intent to try soon.  Well yesterday I was looking at the Personal Food Journal (http://personalfoodjournal.blogspot.com ) and found this wonderful recipe.  I had everything except the strawberries and the sour cream.  I hope the Personal Food Journal doesn't mind a too recent reprint but this was soooo good and easy.  I have taken her original recipe and made a few conversion notes since she is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Thanks again to my fellow foodie and enjoy!