Favorite Things

I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I am using this year to help me study God's word.

The first being the Scripture Reading Plan I am using provided by the Journey church. I like it because if you get behind it is easy to get caught up. :)

The second is what I am using to help me memorize verses. I have always wanted to memorize Philippians and shared that desire with my husband. He directed me to this site which has a VERY helpful guide to memorizing Philippians!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Baking with Emma....

After dinner tonight I thought I would try another recipe out of something I've made before and couldn't find the recipe to again. Well, Emma decide she wanted to help me cook. :) She went up to her room, grabbed the cooking utensils from her kitchen and came down with "her" liquid measuring cup full of water ready to pour it in. Thankfully I was able to stop that before it ruined our recipe. :) I quickly found things for her to "help" with and mix. While I was turned away getting the water we needed, Emma managed to get some extra brown sugar out of the bag, taste it, spill it on the floor AND add some to the topping. We have a sticky mess in our house tonight. After our interesting and messy baking experience I realized I've never baked from scratch with Emma before...I think we'll be sticking to the boxes a while longer! :) Anyways, this recipe is EXACTLY what I've been looking for for over ten years now. It is delicious. I hope you will enjoy it! :) Chocolate Pudding/Chocolate Cobbler or whatever you wish to call it 1 c all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 7 T cocoa powder divided (3T and 4T) 1 1/4 c sugar divided (3/4c and 1/2c) 1/2 c milk 1/3 c melted butter 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or more - I love it) 1/2 c light brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 c hot tap water Preheat oven to 350. First stir together, flour, baking powder, salt, 3T cocoa powder and 3/4 c sugar. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla into the flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Poor the mixture into an ungreased 8" baking dish. The small corningware dish is a good one. In a separate small bowl mix the remaining 1/2 c of sugar (or maybe a little more if Emma is helping), the brown sugar and remaining 4 T of cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter. Pour the hot tap water of the all of the top. DO NOT stir. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center is set. Let stand for a few minutes and serve with ice cream. DELISH!!!


Laurie said...

I am sorry to cause your new coffee addiction. What did I tell you???????? They are the best drink EVER! They are sooo sweet!

Erika said...
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Erika said...

Wow. Your recipe sounds delicious. I might leave out the extra pre-tasted brown sugar though :)

Livin' the Wood Life said...

Hi neighbor! :)

I'd be happy to share the recipe with you. It's in the "Top Secret Insider's Recipe" book, which has recipes for all kinds of restaurant & store bought things from Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Cinnabon Rolls to Olive Garden House Dressing. It's got almost 500 recipes in it, including the CPK BBQ Chicken Salad. It also had a CPK pizza recipe, and I got excited for you since you were looking for a crust, but it says to use your own crust recipe. So good thing PW gave us one! :) Anyways, I have the recipe book as a PDF and would be happy to send it to you if you'll give me your email address. My email address is on my blog profile - email me there and I'll reply since I don't think I can attach a PDF to a blog comment.

I will warn you about the salad recipe though, it's pretty long and involved and to be honest, I haven't tried making it yet. Since there's a CPK at South Point mall, I just go there when I crave it. The recipe will come in handy if we ever don't live 15 minutes from one though. :)