First, I just want to thank all of you for your votes on the Ice Cream Cupcake Roundup~ whether you voted for my cupcakes or not. I really appreciate you just stopping by here. I am over-the-moon ecstatic that I have more readers and subscribers to my little food blog=) The winners have been posted and you can visit Scoopalicious for the results. I will definitely try again next year and I hope you will too! It really is fun trying to incorporate different themes into a cupcake- that's why i'm going to do the Iron Cupcake Challenge this month too. (I'm still not done, I had a few mishaps- i'll fill you in when I do my Iron Cupcake post).
Okay, now that i've mentioned that, I just want to share in my excitement of the 2 books I ordered. It came in the mail the other day. I apologize for the orange-y colored photo. I opened the box in the evening and that photo is a result of "kitchen lighting"=(
I purchased: Little Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse and Babycakes!!!
I have yet to try any of the recipes/techniques on either books, but I will definitely post about them when I do. If I am totally in love with either book, I will definitely think about doing a giveaway, but in the same effect, I don't think I have that many readers/subscribers to do one- and I can only send out the prize in the U.S. ( I would love to send it to other countries but it would be way to expensive for me as I will be purchasing the prize and mailing it out too- but I really do appreciate my readers from all the different countries). Tell you what, if I get at least 100 subscribers, I will giveaway one of the two books. This will probably take awhile, so if you can't wait, you can by the books here and check out all the other books I keep in my kitchen cabinet=).
Now are we ready to bake & eat? Summer is just around the corner (June 21st to exact) and its that time of the year where people try to eat a little less and exercise more. This year I am one of those people. I am turning 30 this November and I want to lose some poundage okay, a lot of poundage. Not so easy with a food blog, but I have found some great recipes! Just yesterday I was browsing around on the DVR and wondered what this show Cook Yourself Thin was about. I watched all 9 episodes because I was so intrigued. I made one of their recipes for breakfast today. Okay, lets go!
Sundaes for Sunday! ( its actually called Stuffed French Toast Sundaes)
Let's meet the stars of the show:
1 whole egg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
4 slices whole-wheat bread, crusts removed
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
**(as you can see, I substituted my berries for blueberries & strawberries).
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, egg white, milk, cinnamon and honey. Spray a nonstick muffin pan with calorie-free vegetable spray. Carefully dip each slice of the bread into the egg/milk mixture and press it into the muffin pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, until crisp.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese until smooth. Spoon equal amounts of the ricotta mixture into each of the bread cups and top with berries. Drizzle the maple syrup on top.
353 Calories for 2 of these yummy things.
**I only used 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to drizzle on all 4 of the sundaes. I love sweets and would have liked a more syrupy taste with my ricotta cheese, so next time, I am going to use 1 tablespoon of the syrup and mix it into the ricotta cheese before putting it on top of the french toast. If I still feel like it isn't sweet enough, i'll add the remaining tablespoon of syrup on top. I hope you try these, they really are delicious, tasty, and healthy!** Please come back and visit again because there are more recipes I would love to try from the show! Happy Eating!