As for the holiday baking list, I haven't gotten very far on putting it together, but here are the ideas that I have bouncing around right now....just things that I've seen (mostly on blogs :D) that look delicious.....I'll probably know for certain what I'm baking next week!
Hot Cocoa Cookies
Caramel-Filled Snickerdoodles (!!)
and maybe some spiced nuts for something a little savory
That's about all I've got for that list right now.....like I said, mostly just things that look good, I don't exactly know that I'll bake any or all of these things!
I do have a couple of really yummy snacks to share with ya'll today!!!! First up, single serve rice pudding based off of the recipe from this site!
Single Serve Rice Pudding
- 1/3 cup plain rice, cooled
- 1/3 cup plus 1 T milk
- Cinnamon to taste
- Honey to taste ( I used a couple of tsp)
- 2 tsp flour (I didn't have cornstarch)
Combine rice, milk and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low temperature, and whisk in the flour. Cook for a few minutes until the pudding has thickened. Turn off heat, stir in honey, and enjoy!
Seriously, this was a great, different breakfast!!! :D Some cocoa powder would have been wonderful in it too!
One more "recipe" that I would like to share is based off a couple that I have seen online, like at HEAB. Two ingredient fudge!!!!!! My recipe turned out a little different, because measurements here are different than in the states, but it was still really tasty!
Two Ingredient Fudge
180 mL (scant 3/4 cup) full fat coconut milk
1 large bar of your favorite chocolate (I used a really yummy dark chocolate bar....but you could use whatever you want for this!)
Combine coconut milk and chocolate in small saucepan. Heat until the chocolate has melted completely. Pour into a small pyrex and freeze for 45 minutes to an hour. Take out, slice and store the fudge in the freezer. I got about 24 smallish slices.
Because the ratios that I used were different, my "fudge" is a little softer than traditional fudge but still delicious!
I realize that this post is getting kind of long, but I just want to talk about one thing quickly before I go. I have recently received some emails concerning my blog. For the first time, they were pretty negative. Being a relatively new blogger, and having a pretty small blog, I had never really come in contact with that side of things until now. Don't really want to go into detail, but I would like some advice on how to deal with negativity in the blog world. I mean, I realize that not everyone is going to like what I talk about, and never really expected that, but it was still a bit of a shock when I read what some people think of me. Either way, I know who I am, and who God wants me to be, so I'm not about to change that just because a few people don't like that. I'm just trying to keep a positive attitude about it all, because I really have enjoyed blogging and "meeting" all you awesome people out there!! :D How do you deal with blog negativity?
Well that's about it for today....hope you all have wonderful weekends!!!