Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1 Year Blogiversary and Giveaway!

Today is my 1 year blogiversary!  I can't believe it's been a whole year since I first started this blog!  I really feel like I've come a long way in my cooking and baking.  Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read my blog and leave comments!  Because I am go grateful for all of my readers I have decided to do my very first giveaway!

The lucky winner will receive 8 white ramekins!  These are great to bake goodies in (see Molten Chocolate Cakes below!).  To enter, leave a comment by Friday, February 19 at noon CST!
You're probably wondering if I made these delicious molten chocolate cakes just for my one year blogiversary.  Well, I hate to disappoint the blogging world, but I actually made them for Ben's birthday (which was on Sunday!) and it happened to coincide with my blog's anniversary.

I was perusing is aisles at Williams Sonoma not too long ago and came across this box.

I thought to myself, "what occasion do I have coming up that I can use as an excuse to make these?" Aha!  Ben's birthday!  So I bought the box and began my search for the perfect ramekins.  Pier One was the only store that had more than 10 in stock and actually had 2 different kinds to choose from.  So I went with basic white (exactly like the ones I'll be giving away!) 


Yes, technically I used a "box" mix for Ben's birthday, but who really cares?  They tasted wonderful and I think I put so much stress into them that it was more like baking them from scratch than a box.  I did, however, make some raspberry sauce from scratch to top the cakes.

Raspberry Sauce
10 oz. package of frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon corn startch
1 tablespoon water

Let raspberries thaw.  Add raspberries, corn starch, and water to a sauce pan on medium heat.  Stir until thickened.

The cakes were to die for.  They were rich, but not too rich, and the raspberry sauce provided the perfect balance.  Thanks, again, for reading my blog!  Love!

17 comments:

Deb said...

I've been wanting to buy some ramekins for a while now :) The molten chocolate cake looks heavenly.

deborah150 at hotmail dot com

EBC said...

Love it! You don't have to enter me in the giveaway, but happy blog-aversary!

Sarah said...

that looks delicious! Ben was lucky on his birthday. Happy Blogiversary! Love reading about your bakescapades.

Rachael Wright Jones said...

Oooo Enter me!!! I wanna win! haha

Lindsay and Robert said...

Great idea on a giveaway! And congratulations on your blogiversary - time flies!!

The Simpson's said...

Those look delicious!!!! Congrats on the one year Blogiversary!

EmJ said...

Stanley! Your first give away! I'm so proud of you and how far your blog has come!!! You've inspired me to think about doing a giveaway, hmmm??? And p.s., the molten cakes look insane! Miss you and love you lots!

suburban prep said...

I have yet to attempt to make Molten Lava Cake but you make it look not too hard.

happy blogiversary.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

RHONDA said...

Wow! 1 year! I have enjoyed following you and I actually have made several recipes. thanks!

ikkinlala said...

Those look delicious!

Happy blogiversary! (I would love to enter your giveaway if Canadians may, but I understand the postage might be excessive.)

nanny said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Found you via Arkansas Link! Have always wanted some ramekins....but never got around to buying them....enter me please!!!! Cakes look delicious!

Katie said...

Ben is one lucky boy to get those for his birthday! I hope I win so I can make them too!!

Farra Cassidy said...

Love those molten cakes!

Carolyn said...

Hey Jennifer, love your blog! It's an inspiration to me to be more creative in my cooking! Carolyn Johnson

Mary Lee Welch said...

These are lovely!

Joycee said...

Just found you at Dining with Debbie! We are up at Rogers on Beaver Lake. I'll have to look for the Molten Cake mix! Come visit GrannyMountain when you have the time...

Moogie said...

Happy Blogiversary and sign me up for the giveaway.

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