Tuesday, November 20, 2012


 I seem to have luck running through my veins. My kid's daycare has a fall festival every year, and during this time, they raffle huge gift baskets.  I bought three tickets on the last day and won! I walked into the daycare to pick up Charlie, and the Director called me into her office to give me the news.  I couldn't believe it!


The basket was filled with all kinds of yummy, baking goodness! 

I have never had creme brulee or even seen it on a menu, but I've heard the folks on The Food Network mention it here or there. I don't think I'll attempt to make something so fancy... I might use it to darken up a chicken or something... I dunno.

This is what encouraged me to buy tickets for the raffle.  My husband and I always celebrate at the Cheesecake Factory... I literally think its the only restaurant we go to besides Chick-fil-A (which I consider a real restaurant since the staff places fresh flowers on the tables).  I can't wait to go!!!

 I often try to make things by scratch, but sometimes my baking doesn't turn out well, so I welcome boxed goods.  I've already made muffins and a loaf of bread (see below). And that Pam spray was right on time because we were soooooo out!

The cooking supplies were too cute since they were geared towards encouraging little kids to help in the kitchen. Charlie will use those sometime next year.

This is one of the boxes of bread... it was pretty amazing and very easy to make. I nearly burned down the house because I used wax paper in the oven thinking that it was parchment paper... but all is well! The wax smell is finally out of the house, and nothing actually caught on fire! Success!


  1. OMG!! That basket DID NOT look like it had all that goodness in it! You are gonna have some fun this holiday season-try out lots of new stuff and if you don't like it, oh well! You only spent 3 bucks!


  2. Steph! right on!

    That is so great of a prize, my goodness! lucky you! I am not a cook but i can bake and that is fantastic stuff. oh go for the creme brulee ...it is might fine. That little torch thing is fun to use. My son-in-law love to make creme brulee all the time cuz he loves that torch.

    Happy Thanksgiving! don't worry, I will be eating up my grandson's little chubbs! See you on Monday.