Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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TWD: Tribute to Katherine Hepburn Brownies

Hello TWDers! It feels like forever since my last TWD post. I missed out on great recipes last month and I definitely need to play catch up. I had uninterrupted access to my in-laws kitchen this weekend and jumped at the chance of doing some baking. It felt great to be back in the kitchen and I can't wait until we are in our home so that I can get back into my cooking and baking routines. This week Lisa of Surviving Oz chose Dorie's Tribute to Katherine Hepburn Brownies. The brownies came together easily and I was really excited about trying this recipe. The batter was thick and the brownies came out of the oven fudgy and incredibly rich. My in-laws and Abuela liked them but, unfortunately, Alex and I didn't. Alex said they tasted too much like dark chocolate (and I used semi-sweet chocolate instead of bittersweet) and I thought the brownies tasted too much like coffee.

Thanks to Lisa for her selection and for also creating a great new logo for TWD. Don't forget to check out her blog for the recipe and the TWD site to see what all the other bakers did with this week's selection.

Monday, July 6, 2009

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Some Comic Relief

The last week has been very stressful in the home department. I have learned that I need to listen to Alex more when he says things like, "don't mix family and business." Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned and people have been hurt. That's another thing I've learned, when you own a house nothing goes as planned. The smallest repairs end up being the biggest repairs and things you thought didn't need attention end up needing attention. It's all a roller coaster of emotions because you go from being severely disappointed to extremely happy. I was on the disappointed end of the emotion spectrum when I went to the house on Friday, but I left the house on the happy end. Friday was the first day I actually felt like I did something in the house. I figured Perla's presence in the house would lift our spirits so I took her to the house so she could get a feel for it. She definitely got a feel for the house and even marked her territory. No, I don't mean she peed in the house, I mean she walked on wet paint and left her paw prints all over the second bedroom.