It seems I’m easily persuaded to try new things lately. Talking with a random lady in the grocery store prompted me to try some new things in the kitchen. Talking with J from J’s Everyday Fashion at a Central Florida Lady Bloggers meet-up has prompted me to try some new things online.
1) Featured Blog of the Week: A blog will be chosen and announced on the CtS Facebook Page each Tuesday (this week it was Vinobaby’s Voice). After the announcement, the CtS Facebook Newsfeed will let you know about any new posts on the featured blog for the week. Why am I doing this? The biggest surprise since I began blogging was how easily and unquestioningly I was accepted into a community of creative, intelligent and fun people. I’ve so enjoyed reading their posts and being inspired by their ideas. Now I want you to have the chance to enjoy them all as well. The Featured Blog of the Week will point you to the bloggers I love to read. I know you’ll love them too!
2) FB Recipe of the Week: A recipe will be added to the CtS Facebook Page every Wednesday. These weekly additions will gradually form a beautiful recipe archive that you can easily browse and drool over. This FB archive is formed of recipe pics organized into photo albums. The ingredients and method are found in the caption accompanying the picture. Pretty cool, right? I’ve done two so far. Have a look at Citron Pressé and The Mediterranean Sandwich.
3) Friday’s Food Forum: On Fridays I’ll pose a question on Facebook. It will be accompanied by a link to a recent opinion post from the blogosphere or to a current tidbit of food news (from the newsosphere?). Let me know what you think by posting comments on Facebook. I’ll follow up with you in a blog post on Monday morning. To give a head start this week (and to illustrate what I’m talking about) this Friday’s Food Forum is already up. Check it out by heading to the CtS Facebook Page.
What else is new on Cook the Story? Well, as you know, the stranger in the grocery store got me to try cooking out of a packet. I’ve decided to devote my blog to this style of cooking from now on. Come with me as we explore the exciting world of dried powders that miraculously transform into flavourful meals and decadent desserts.
Yeah, yeah, I know, I didn’t fool you. Once a food snob, always a food snob. But while I have not been swayed into the land of packets forever, I do have the promised jello pudding frosting recipe for you today. Note that I used it to frost a cake mix cake. I am sooo not a fan of those overly sweet synthetic-tasting creations. However, the stranger in the grocery store somehow convinced me to buy a cake mix so once I got home I really had no choice.
No worries though: The frosting was so wickedly good that I barely noticed the cake within. And actually, it turns out that the cake was completely unnecessary since the hubs and I totally enjoyed eating the leftover icing as Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse. We even licked the ramekins clean (erm…by “we” I mean “I”. And no, I do not therefore need to change “ramekins” to “ramekin”: The look on the hubs face when I snagged his ramekin got him a glare and a reminder, “Hey, no making fun of the hungry pregnant chick!”).Click here to go to the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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