Baking from a Box

December 31, 2012

in baking, snacks

While in NJ, I found out that I won Marian’s Whole Foods Market Holiday Party Platters Giveaway. The prize needed to be claimed ASAP, so Abe and I decided to host a brunch on New Year’s Day…

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…I have begun baking!

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Taking A LOT of help from mixes. There’s still a million things to do!

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This is Paula Deen’s Root Beer Float Cake – I used butterscotch pudding in lieu of vanilla…

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…and a different glaze on top.

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Poked a buncha holes in that cake…

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…and used parchment paper to catch the pools that develop. Kinda scared to remove it tomorrow.

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Next up – brownie mix turned into cookies!

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Festive chips…

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…rolled into balls…

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…there was a lot of “cleaning” for breakfast…

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…obviously I’m not afraid of raw yolk.

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I also had one that was actually cooked. They’re gooey n sweet.

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After a few hours of cleaning, finally tackled some mail…

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…and opened one of the snacks for tomorrow’s party – couldn’t resist!

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(Also really good.)

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Party prep continues…I should go run errands before people start getting wasted. Happy New Year’s Eve!

{ 5 comments }

1 Akaleistar December 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Thank cake looks delicious! Have a happy new year!

2 Cindy December 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Julia Child cautioned against emptying the entire bowl into the pan. “That’s for the cook.”

Happy New Year!! I can’t predict that it will all be good for you, but I am certain that you will continue to be awesome. :)

3 Emily December 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Happy New Year, Lynn!

I just bought those gingerbread pita chips at Target yesterday (because they were on clearance) and am shocked at how delicious they are. Mmm…

4 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Happy New Year!!!!!!

5 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet January 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

thanks jolene – you too!

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