March 20, 2010

How To Cut A Fresh Pineapple

I just bought my first fresh pineapple and I wasn't sure how to cut it up. I found this video and the whole process was actually pretty easy! I had never heard the tip about turning it upside down so the sugars re-distribute. I didn't do that (I wanted to eat it NOW) but the bottom was much sweeter than the top. I'll be buying these more often :)

March 8, 2010

Homemade Carrot Cake

I made this cake for my mama's birthday yesterday. She's been talking about carrot cake for awhile so I decided to attempt to make one from scratch. I'm not a big fan of this kind of cake, but it turned out really well (it's not my favorite, but I'll still eat it!). I made it into 2 rounds and frosted it with a maple cream cheese frosting. I tinted part of it orange and green and decorated the top. Please excuse the soggy carrots - the frosting was really soft even after adding a ton of extra powdered sugar. I liked the frosting :)
These are the 2 recipes I used:

March 2, 2010

Moon over the mountains

I snapped this picture early this morning as the sun was coming up. I looked outside and saw the moon just above the mountains. A few minutes later, the moon was gone! The snowy covered peak to the right is Pike's Peak (14,110 feet). There's not a cloud in the sky and it's supposed to be 50* today. Sounds like a good day for a walk :)

Today's date is 3,2,1,0 (3-2-10). I like nerdy stuff like that!