I’m married and chocolate cake balls!

baking, not posting

I haven’t been blogging in so long that I almost forgot how to do it.

A lot has changed since I was actively blogging, whenever that was.

a) I married my best friend Gil.

Well that’s pretty much the most important thing that has happened since I got saved.

Yes I am enjoying being a housewife and a wife to Gil in general.

Every night is a sleepover with my best friend!

I also love cooking for my husband!

He loves my cooking!

It works out well.

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Homemade cream cheese frosting

Creamed half a package of cream cheese,

half a stick of butter,

1 tsp. of vanilla

and enough powered sugar to make it thick.

It’s also yummy when eaten with a spoon, but shhh, don’t tell Gil!

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Chocolate cake crumbled and mixed with the frosting.

It’s a relief to be done with planning the wedding and with the embarrassing(and sometimes funny)

advice from random people who think they know you but they were friends of a friend who really didn’t

have anything else to do but make a bride-to-be blush.

I personally think that they should make cake instead!

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I decided to make some cake balls after falling in love with the Bakerella website.

If you haven’t already, go take a look.

She has beautiful photos of scrumptous looking treats, I doubt you will come away disappointed.

Unless you are hungry.

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Melted chocolate left over from our wedding’s chocolate fountain.

I had to reheat it several times to keep the chocolate smooth and workable while I dipped the cake balls in chocolate.

Dipping the cake balls in chocolate was my favorite part! šŸ™‚

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Lots and lots of finished cake balls!

I kept them in the freezer since I didn’t have room in the fridge.

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These were incredible with whipped cream, almonds and caramel sauce.

I’m thinking that I will make some pizza with fresh herbs for dinner.

My mom lovingly potted up 3 pots full of herbs for me so I have a lot to choose from ā¤

Chipate (a flat bread)

baking, random, recipe, Uganda

Chipate is a Ugandan style flat bread that is used to dip in stews or to be eaten by itself. It is also good folded around chicken and rice or with butter.

My version of chipate:
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
2 tsp. vegetable oil
2/3 cup of water
pinch or two of salt
handful of chopped onions
pinch of powered garlic

Knead together all of the above ingredients in a medium bowl until it looks like pizza dough(or tortilla dough). Makes about 6 2inch balls of dough or 18 smaller balls of dough. Roll each ball flat using a rolling pin. Cook them for 1 to 3 minutes each side on a medium-heat ungreased skillet until they are light brown and bubbly. Serve with seasoning salt, chicken, beans and rice.

You can also add chopped green peppers or carrots instead of onion.

Yum!
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Yummy!!!

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Yesterday I baked a abstract-yellow-cake-triple-fudge-chocolate-chip-frosting cake. Abstract meaning off-center, somewhat random(a little bit pysanky, don’t you think so?) design with M&M’s on top….

Dun, dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, da……………….

TA DA!!!!!!!!

…..and zig-zag M&M’s the side! Please ignore that the cake is slanting to the left….One little *cough*major*cough* problem with the cake is that the frosting has chocolate chips in it and that tore up the top of the cake. Bet you were wondering why there was a pile of M&M’s on the cake….

An “insider” shot of the cake. Guess how much cake is left today! You might not believe me….
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