I have been busy, busy lately. I've done some cooking and baking plus some sewing. On the cooking front, I decided to make pizza for dinner the other evening and since it is getting close to Valentine's Day, I decided to shape our pizza into a heart. What do you think?
I also made a pineapple pizza with a stuffed crust for my son. I used string cheese to fill the crust with, but we weren't happy with the results, so I will be testing this again with a different type of cheese. Any suggestions?
While I was in the cooking mood I decided to make my sweetie a special dessert, or two, actually. I am under the thoughts that you can never have too many or too much dessert! Anyway, this first one is a Cherry Shortcake. It was pretty simple to make, tasted delicious, although the general consensus at our house was that I should have used strawberries instead of cherries, but it was yummy, none the less. You can find the recipe for it here.
The next dessert I made was Chocolate Raspberry Hearts. This was also very simple, except I had some difficulty shaping them into the hearts, but once I got the hang of it, it went fairly quickly. It was, by far, my favorite of the two, full of hazelnut chocolate yumminess. Here is the link for the recipe, I highly recommend it.
The Mister and I are planning a little Valentine's Day date and I have been searching for a dress to wear. You may remember that discussion from this post where I shared a variety of Modcloth dresses with you. Well, I have looked for weeks and just could not make a decision on a dress until time got away from me and I was afraid that which ever one I chose would not arrive in time. I was also struggling with paying that much for a dress, that hopefully would become to large for me in the future, being that I am determined to loose some of my midsection.
With all that being said, you may remember from this post, that I had plans to make a dress using the Vogue 8728 pattern, so I decided to break out the sewing machine and give it a whirl. I used a jersey knit because I wasn't wanting it to be too formal and I wanted to be comfortable.
Look for a future post on how this baby sewed up and what I think I will do differently next time I use this pattern. So, what have you dolls been up to lately?