I had reader get a little upset because she wanted a recipe that I had yet to post on the blog...I understand if you see something and want to make it for your BBQ or what not this weekend. I'm sure that can be frustrating.
Please understand I won't email you a recipe that has not been published on my blog yet. Reason being.... If I do this... anyone and their sister could take credit for it. If it's not published here first I can't prove it's mine.
Not to sound all possessive and stuff... but I work hard on these recipes especially the ones that are Carrie originals.
I stink at being consistent... I will post a new recipe 6 times a week most weeks then I slack off and only post 1 or 2 in a week. I am sorry to those who like to read posts on a regular bases.
This week I had cupcake madness prep where I made 96 cupcakes for my son's Preschool Graduation.The cakes alone took 2 days to bake and decorate, not to mention I had rehearsal stuff to bring my son to as well as the actual graduation... so graduation and cupcake madness ate up 4 of my days this week
How cute is the little graduate?!?!?!!?!?!
I think the cupcakes were a hit with the kids!!
I also had a party to to attend in MA with family this took up one day...
Mads and I chilling out outside at our family party... on a 90 day in Mass! YIKES.
These things left me with 2 free days to blog... in which I posted recipes to share.
The thing is.... I do have a life... this is not my job. Though many people do blog as their "job" but for now... My blog isn't to that point.... yet. I do make a very very very very small income from it... and occasionally get a free product here and there. What I made doesn't even begin to cover the costs of ingredients I use to bake and cook, the cost of my dslr (which I use almost solely for blogging!) not to mention the time I put into it.
But rest assured when I am not posting.... I am still baking and cooking up yummy things.... and sometimes I'll even take a pretty photo of it. When I do I'll share the photo with my facebook/twitter followers.
It's a sneak peek.... a teaser... for recipes to come in the following weeks and days.
As much as I do love to share the recipes with everyone... there are just times that I don't feel like blogging. Or I'm to busy to blog.
For those of you who don't write a blog... this takes allot of time. On an average day I probably put 4-5 hrs into my blog. That includes.... developing/writing a recipe, baking, taking photos, writing the blog post, editing photos, responding to emails and comments, and self promotion through social media sites such as... facebook, twitter, google +, Tasty Kitchen, FoodGawker, Pinterest.... and I'm sure a missed a few other ones! For a hobby.... it's very time consuming.
How many of you have hobbies that you put 5 hrs a day into 6 days a week?
But please know that I really really do love doing it, sharing with everyone, the friends I've made along the way, not to mention eating the lovely food I just made!
One of the other pet projects I started with my blog a month ago was Sundays With Joy... as most of you know... Sundays with Joy is a group of bloggers and non bloggers who love Joy the Baker and her new book, Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.
Our group headed up by me and my new co-admin Ellen from Indigo Scones, bakes it's way through the cookbook. This week we all did Joy's Avocado Chocolate Cupcakes with Vegan Chocolate Frosting.
These cupcakes will blow your mind. Don't be scared.... the Avocado in the cake is not strange or gross. You would never know it was there in fact...
I made 2 dozen of them as part of the Graduation Cupcake Madness... one mom asked.... What did you use to make them vegan? Answer... Avocado.
Avocado is a great way to replace fat in baking. It's creamy and has lots of healthy fat. Much better for you compared to butter or oil.
This week I stuck right to the recipe.... with 3 small minor changes....In the cake I used olive oil in place of the vegetable oil.... that was all I had on hand!
Then in the frosting, I didn't want to purchase soy milk just for a couple tablespoons of milk... so I used canned coconut milk that I had in the cupboards. I also used a bit more powdered sugar because I wanted a frosting that would hold up to piping.
The cake was chocolatey, so moist and the chocolate frosting was perfect!
To try this recipe...
Your going to need to get your own copy of the book! ;)