Currently: March 14, 2017

My baking and cooking skills are not strong, primarily because I forget how many scoops of sugar I've already put in, or I don't read far enough ahead in the directions to realize you were supposed to mix __ & __ together before adding the eggs. I realize these are all preventable, yet I can't shake them. 

I baked a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe two nights ago to bring to a potluck dinner the next day. The cookies came out of the oven soft and delicious. I checked on them the next morning as if they were my firstborn child and they were still just fine. I came home later to grab them and they were rock hard, even though I had them tucked away in an airtight container. Only me. I couldn't bring rock cookies to a potluck, so I stopped at CVS on my way to the dinner and picked up some chocolate covered pretzels. So basically, things happen in the kitchen that don't make sense and until I gain some magical skills, I'm stuck with buying CVS pretzels. 

Oooo, do I aspire to have the skills of Kayleigh Kosmas, a lovely Instagram friend behind the Crafts and a Cat blog. That said, she has a cat with adorable little paws named Bisou, and she makes // documents the most GORGEOUS cakes and baked goods. Please go creep on her because she's also a super sweet human. And if you're better in the kitchen than I am, please bake me these because I want them in my belly ASAP. 

Click on the photos to be taken to the recipes! Here's her Instagram too. 

 Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary Buttercream

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary Buttercream

 Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

 Tea Infused Skillet Cookie and No-Churn Ice Cream

Tea Infused Skillet Cookie and No-Churn Ice Cream

 Maple Cider Tea Hot Toddy

Maple Cider Tea Hot Toddy

This might be something I can handle making. 

 Homemade Cat Cookies

Homemade Cat Cookies

Please do note that these cookies are for cats, and they're totally safe for them to eat! I couldn't resist including it.