Thursday, May 12, 2011

My chocolate, strawberries and cream creation

I found this recipe on the Pioneer Woman's blog, which she re-posted from Snappy Gormet's blog. They called this dessert Dark Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes with Amaretto Cream, but this title does not suit my creation at all. Here's why:
1. I used milk chocolate, they used dark.
2. The "shortcakes" came out more like cookies.
3. I didn't have any Amaretto so I substituted milk.
4. By making some alterations, I can claim it as my recipe. :)

I fed this to my small group girls last night and they loved it. It's not a very heavy dessert since I used fat free Cool Whip and cream cheese. And strawberries make it healthy right? right???

The recipe definitely calls for entirely too much of the wet ingredients so I ended up with massive amounts of cream left over. It was so tasty to dip the strawberries in though. I may make the cream as a fruit dip by itself next time. Yum!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Future Mrs. Kilmer

Congratulations to Chris Kilmer and Katie Travis on their engagement!! Chris proposed to Katie on April 17, 2011. His and her immediate families were waiting at a nearby restaurant to surprise Katie and celebrate with her and Chris.

I was honored to help Chris with the planning of this event. I decided to bring some mason jars with store bought daisies mixed with a few daisies from my own flower bed.

I also decided to make a sign that said "Chris <3 Katie", but the wind would not cooperate for a picture. A huge shout out to Allie Millette for cutting out the letters for the sign with an Exacto knife. This was her first Exacto experience and she did a fabulous job.
Chris did a great job on the ring. It was a unique design made especially with his fiancee Katie in mind. It is an opal with crescent diamonds on either side.