Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I should blog I guess...

Because I have so much time in my life to do so...But really, I should find something else to monopolize my time besides certain social networks. I mean after my kids are in bed or engrossed in other activities because I would NNEEEVVVVERRR post a status update during mommy times...sigh, I'm a horrible mom sometimes.
Anyhow I suppose your first post on a blog should be something witty and cool, something everyone will be linked to in their favorite search engines upon typing the correct set of words...but I have nothing witty to say. Normally I am quite witty, or think so anyhow. Others probably see me as snobbish or something less appealing.  I'm sure I'm the one at the get together's everyone is talking about because I'm not as intelligent or as quick with the come backs as I thought and really come off as a weirdo huh?

ANYWHO. So the title of my blog is Recipes of a Homemaker, why? because everything I do has a method, a sequence of events, a pattern, or quite simply...a recipe. Today's recipe is a FAILED attempt at a healthy Red Velvet cake that I got from
Gathered materials
I hate my hand mixer and didn't want to get out my Kitchenaide, so I used a whisk...don't do this, it's time consuming and a pain in the butt, mine ended up not completely mixed obviously.

I believe the recipe says to just spray with Pam but I never have luck with that so I sprayed and floured.

I don't know, maybe I was super impatient and removed the cakes to early from the pans (I totally did), however when I tried to layer the cakes after a few hours of cooling they literally fell apart in my hands. There's a reason we use eggs in baking. They HOLD STUFF TOGETHER!!! Diet Dr. Pepper is not a good coagulant. On a good note, it tasted fantastic.  Also, the frosting so did not do what it was supposed to. The recipe calls for 2 cups of milk, one cup was probably enough, I did like 1 1/3 cups and it was to watery. I put it in the fridge during dinner (another Pinterest inspiration) and it still didn't thicken up like I wanted it too. Oh well. I also didn't use the sugar-free or low fat pudding it called for because the local super grocery chain  that everyone goes to because it has "everything", you know the one that rhymes with Callfart, yeah that one, didn't have it...go figure. Again, at least it tasted good.
DS2 enjoying it. He isn't a big fan of cake but he ate all of this!

I had to stop feeding the baby or he'd eat the whole slice after eating a big dinner the kid was gonna explode.

I should've taken a picture of the falling apart cake that I spooned onto our plates...maybe tomorrow. 


  1. You're awesome! I CANNOT wait to follow you in your many "reciepes" of life :)