Monday, February 16, 2015

Single Life is Sweet

On Valentine's day, as a treat for myself, I really wanted to make a chocolate lava cake. However, all the recipes I searched for made more than one serving. Could I really eat that many lava cakes? Actually, it's more like, "should I?" Because I definitely can. And you know what? I'm not really watching my weight, so I will. The recipe I ended up choosing was from Taste of Home, and it yielded 4 servings. I cut the recipe in half to make 2 servings which I guess meant 1 serving for Christine ;)

This was my first time making a lava cake, so I didn't know what to expect with the process.

I was so excited to use the skills I learned from playing Cooking Mama in separating the egg yolk from the egg white. Cooking Mama would be proud.

I LOVE my heart ramekins.

There's a little tumor looking bit in one cake, because I poked it while it was baking.

I turned it out onto a plate

And dusted with powdered sugar and the leftover chocolate from what I used in the cake.

And oh my goodness, it was good. I am so glad I made two.

Happy Valentine's day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Playlist #4

So Close - Jon Mclaughlin
One - Ed Sheeran
Thinking of You (and Me) - Love and Theft
Sure Be Cool If You Did - Blake Shelton
Night Changes - One Direction
Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift
Look at Me - Carrie Underwood
I Saw a Light - The Band Perry
Make Me Wanna - Thomas Rhett
I Want Crazy - Hunter Hayes
Wonderful Tonight - Khalil Fong
Mean to Me - Brett Eldredge
Wanted - Hunter Hayes
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
I Don't Dance - Lee Brice
Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson ft. Vince Gill
Perfect Silence - Wade Bowen
Still Fallin' - Hunter Hayes