Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shop Till You Drop

Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe!!
Open For Business - All Weekend

Boutique Location:
Ivory Ridge Swim and Tennis Club
32 East Clubview Lane
Lehi, Utah 84043

Boutique Hours:
Thursday: April 22nd, 1 pm - 9 pm
Friday: April 23rd, 9:30 am - 8 pm
Girls Night Friday Night! Prizes, Merchandise, Party Galore!
Saturday: April 24th, 9:30 am - 6 pm

Treat yourself to Caramel Apples!
Featured with Marshmallows and Chocolate,
White and Milk Chocolate,
White Chocolate and Cinnamon and Sugar,
and Peanut Butter and Chocolate!

New this shoppe: Caramel Popcorn!

And of course! Pecan Logs!
Hurry before everything sells out!

Can't wait to see you!
Mention this blog at checkout for a 15% discount on Saturday!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Now... the Recipe

Thank you to everyone who stopped by, purchased, promoted, supported, or otherwise enjoyed this weekend's National Food Blogger's Bake Sale!

It was a great success and so much fun to be a part of. I donated an Orange Caramel Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce; the recipe included in this post for your enjoyment.

Orange Caramel Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce
This cake has a delicious aroma, surpassed only by it's intense taste.

1 cup butter
¼ cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Zest from 2 large oranges
Whip together until creamy

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
Mix together until mixture is combined and batter resembles cookie dough

4 eggs
¼ cup Fahrenheit 350° Caramel Sweet Sauce
¾ cup sour cream
Whisk together until smooth

Pour into prepared bundt cake pan
Bake at 325º, 45-60 minutes, until cake is lightly browned and springs back at the touch
Let rest in pan for 10 minutes
Invert on wire rack
Pour ¼ cup warmed Fahrenheit 350° Caramel Sweet Sauce over hot cake

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's a Walk Off

I'm super excited to be participating in this weekend's National Food Blogger's Bake Sale hosted by Shirley J's and Dan's Market;
Utah's part of the Great American Bake Sale.

April 17, 2010
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Orem Location
Shirley J's
15 East 400 South
Orem, Utah 84058
*My cake will be at the Orem Bake Sale!

Salt Lake City Location
Dan's Market
1360 South Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Food bloggers across this country are working together in an effort to support a project to end childhood hunger. All proceeds from this year's bake sale will be donated to Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to this cause - while lucky you will have the opportunity to purchase and taste goodies from your favorite food blogs! such as:

Becky Utah Loves Cupcakes
Traci - Healthy Deals
April - Sweet Life in the Valley
Jen - Delightful Delicacies
Deborah - Taste and Tell
Sarah - Red Head Recipes
Maria - Two Peas and Their Pod
Tiffany from Food Finery
Barbara from Barbara Bakes
Dara from Cookin Canuck'
Becky from Vintage Mixer
Krista from The Double Dipped Life
Frieda from Lovin' From the Oven
Cristie from The Table Runner
Vanessa from She Craves
Gabi from The Feast Within
Alicia from the Kitchenista
Laura from Rather Be Baking
Connie from Connie's Cookies

Fahrenheit 350° will be donating an
Orange Caramel Bundt Cake!

Get there early! The first 50 people to purchase a baked good will get a FREE CUPCAKE CERTIFICATES and FREE COOKIE CERTIFICATES to the SWEET TOOTH FAIRY, Cupcake Chic, Cutsie Cakes and Dippidee! The first 100 people to purchase a baked good at our sale will get a FREE cake bite from The Sweet Tooth Fairy.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Swing and A Miss

The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris.

I don't want to talk about it.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Veto Week

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K; I took a veto week from LOST and Crêpes. Though,we did celebrate our weekly viewing of course! We recreated the breakfast scene between Ben and Kate, and enjoyed an old world meal while eagerly learning about Ricardo's past.

I also feel like I should offer a blanket apology for the overall lack of decent pictures, decent posts, and decent recipes. Though training @ jetBlue is complete, (I have the diploma to prove it) and my normal working schedule has begun, I however, can't admit quite yet that I have adjusted to my new responsibilities.

It didn't help that my on first day taking "live calls" I encountered a customer... that well, I hope was just having a bad day. He would not cease repeatedly calling me stupid. His problem? He couldn't find his confirmation letter. Though I explained to him it was a 6 letter code, he couldn't find it - and therefore, in his opinion, I became the stupidest person on the planet which he could not refrain from repeating and expressing over and over again.

I actually have a lot of experience dealing with frustrated people. I managed apartments for 6 years, and I get it! I've even done my own fair share of yelling and arguing and accusing over the phone, hassling over a bill or a charge or an unexpected what have you; but never, never have I personally attacked.

I totally froze; I forgot the three strikes rule; I forgot I had a voice. I simply kept repeating how much I wanted to help him. What made matters worse was the fact that his problem was due solely to the fact that he couldn't locate his confirmation number on his itinerary; even his extensive training as a Dr., which he didn't fail to bring up more than 10 times in as many minutes, couldn't help him locate the 6 letter code.

Fortunately, cookies make everything right. I came home and whipped up a batch of chocolate chocolate mint cookies, and brought them to work to share with all my other new fellow graduates to enjoy, as we all venture into this job together.
Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies
½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
Cream together until smooth

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon mint extract
Mix until eggs are incorporated and mixture lightens

Melt 8oz chocolate, ¼ cup water, ¼ teaspoon mint extract
Stir until mixture is combined
Add to batter
2 ¾ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips, or chocolate shavings
Stir just until flour is incorporated

Bake at F350°, 9-11 minutes
Transfer and cool on wire rack

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