Golden Sweet Cornbread

The Best recipe I have ever found for cornbread...
oh it was incredible!!!! I can't believe I am sharing with ya'll.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.


Sneaky Cobbler - Dessert Shortcuts 101

 from thepioneerwoman until i make it again, and take my own
1-2 can of pie filling (choose any flavor you prefer)
1 box of cake mix (once again any flavor)
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of  (softened, not melted)

Preheat oven to 350.
Pour Filling into an oven safe dish or pot (that has a fitting oven safe lid), preferably less than 12 inches in diameter. Sprinkle on cake mix. Crumble Butter and sugar together with a fork or fingers and sprinkle onto cake mix.
Put the lid on and place the dish in the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top starts turning a golden crispy brown and the filling is bubbling.

Serve with ice cream!

Cherry Filling and Chocolate cake mix
Peach Filling and Yellow cake mix
Blueberry Filling and White cake mix


Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

I stole this from Food Network. But it's kinda uniquely mine.
I didn't add the extra egg yolk. I didn't feel like it- seems like extra work. And I didn't have parchement paper. I also substituted vanilla sugar for vanilla extract. Just a cooking stone lightly greased. It still turned out good!
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
They are the bomb!


the makeover!

the rooms is almost done! we are waiting on a slipcover coming from the states. but it looks great with out it. In the future we will have more interns and associates working, so we will need more seating then. At this point, I vote we use it for all our staff meetings!

either that or i can be my new office. somehow I don't think so, but now we are tossing around ideas for the cave which will be a future intern room. We are thinking fun and bright and cheerful. Possibly lime green. how fun would that be?
the cost involved was less than I was expecting, which was good. for every thing in this room it was less than 300 Euros. We were able to re-purpose our leftover spray paint to fix up an "equipment" table going in the cave. The paper "think bubble" light that was in this room before may find it's new home in the cave. So all in all we hope to do lots of re-purposing and TLC along the way to cut costs.

What do you think?