Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just realized...

Almost a year ago, I moved my blog over to Wordpress. In looking at my Google Reader, I just realized that there are still 130 of you following this blog.

Now, if you want more foodie goodness, go ahead and subscribe to this blog instead!

http://skinnyfoodbyamy.wordpress.com/

Thanks for following my food blog, and I hope you enjoy the new one, if you haven't already! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Home!!

I'm super excited to announce the move over to Wordpress!!

Reason for the move?
1. To keep my wedding, weight loss and food blog on one account.
2. Wordpress has a much easier to work with format, with more options.
3. I like the themes on there moreso than blogger.

Check my new blog out over at:

http://skinnyfoodbyamy.wordpress.com/

Hope you like the new blog!! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Packing my boxes....

There's a big move coming this blog's way :). I've been flirting a bit with Wordpress (My wedding blog is on there and I love it!)and I can't wait to show the new look to y'all! :) Stay tuned...the move is coming!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My apology...

I haven't been the best food blogger around. I've been baking from pre-made mixes, cooking (and failing miserably) and just all around feeling very lousy.

The stress of the wedding savings, getting a new job and moving is just a lot to take on. On top of that, I found out that I need two crowns and a root canal. So, I'm in pain and stressed. I promise I will be blogging more often, especially once I move, since I won't have my family to rely on for cooking.

Just bear with me....I appreciate it! There will be SKINNY FOOD too..I promise! I'm back on Weight Watchers and need to lose 50 lbs before May 23! :)

Oreo Truffles

I'll admit it...I rushed myself into making oreo truffles, so they aren't the prettiest. However, the taste makes up for it BIG TIME!

I found this idea originally in Beantown Baker's blog, and I love that this is non-perishable!

I can't wait to make these around the holidays with my new candy dipper set too...

All you need are:

1 package oreos
14 oz. condensed milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Almond bark or melting chocolate

First, crush the oreos in a ziploc bag or a food processor.

Then, add the condensed milk and mix together.



Form into small balls and place in the freezer to set for about half an hour. In the meantime, prepare your melting chocolates according to the package instructions in the microwave or double boiler. Then, dip the balls in chocolate (I used toothpicks to hold the balls in the chocolate) and allow to cool on parchment or mini candy cups. :)


If Wilton gave you $30....

...what goodies would you get?

I've taken 3 Wilton classes so far, and somewhere in there I got randomly selected to take a survey for a gift certificate for Wilton goodies! Originally, it was $20, which was generous! However, when I got my form in, they gave me $30 to cover shipping/taxes!! SCORE!!

So, I wanted some fun goodies and useful things as well. If I could, I'd get all sprinkles because those are just fun! However, I wanted some useful items I could use in my decorating too. I ended up getting a hybrid of both...check out the stash!


* Bake Even Strips
* Flower Lifter
* Candy Dipping Set
* White Sparkling Sugars
* White Nonpareils

I'm so excited about using the Bake Even Strips, especially, because I'm making my future nephew in law (I guess you can say)...a TIERED birthday cake full of elephants and jungle fun. So, I think these little strips will come in handy, and even though I haven't taken tiered cakes yet, I have a feeling I can handle stacking two cakes. I have the instructions after all...how hard can it be?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

E is for Excellent!


Although I've been pretty neglecting of my food blog, I still got an award from my friend Sarah, who has Taste of Home Cooking blog, which is fabulous!

E is for Excellent...I need to be more excellent. I promise some baking is coming your way with the Fall here, and some cooking, since I'll be making a move to independence once again for a new job! Got to cook on my own again :)

So, I need to tag some people...I'm sure there will be MANY repeats here!

Bake at 350
She makes the most PERFECT cookies and has great instructions on how to do this.
Good Things Catered
Katie's cooking ideas and recipes are amazing! Definitely check her out!
Made by Mel
Melissa's cake decorating is awe inspiring. We took Wilton classes around the same time, and she really helped me out!
Baking Blonde
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies...nuff said!
Bakerella
I gotta try to make the cupcake pops on her blog. Maybe for Christmas!
Annie's Eats
Annie's blog has so many great recipes in there, and she makes cooking/baking look so easy! She takes great photos in her blog too!
Cara's Cravings
I love her blog because she has great dishes for the health conscious! Oh yeah, and she made cupcake pops even easier to make!
Joelen's Culinary Adventures
Joelen has awesome cooking meet-ups in Chicago, and also holds blogger food challenges every month. I love looking at the meet-ups she has. It's really cool!
My Baking Heart
Jessica is an awesome baker. I love her photography, and I've bookmarked so many of the things she has baked. She makes it all look good!
Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Peabody's blog has great photography and baking ideas as well. I love the food combinations she brings to her blog too!

These are some of my favorite blogs, but I have more.

Now it's your turn to spread the love. Please find at least 10 more blogs of any kind which you deem to be excellent (but if you only know of a few, that's OK too). Post about the blogs you picked, linking back to me and to them. Once you’ve posted, return here to let me know your post is up, and of course let your 10 award winners know too.