All posts tagged: High Altitude Cooking

Mother’s Day / May Weather / Cooking and Crafting Fails

Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom a girl could ask for! In honor of Mother’s Day (even though she’s half the country away), I used this recipe to make cinnamon rolls this morning (well, last night/this morning… they were overnighters)! It was my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. It failed. I’m thinking it was a combination of not making any high altitude adjustments and not letting it rise long enough in the morning, but they were pretty dense. Flavor was ok… but they were definitely not the big fluffy cinnamon rolls I was going for. :( Next time less impatience. More deliciousness. Also in honor of Mother’s Day, I attempted the ‘cut a wine bottle with nail polish remover and string’ thing. Wanted to make her a nice DIY candle. That failed too. :/ I tried three different kinds of string/yarn, 4 different bottles… but only got one to work. And it wasn’t very nice. I tried to sand it down, and went ahead and made a candle out of it anyway (thought maybe I …

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

…for the win! One little addition for today… anyone who likes pumpkin and chocolate and/or is head over heels for the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins at the Great Harvest Bread Company like I am… should definitely try making these. I made them for our retiree appreciation day last Saturday and although they didn’t quite live up to the magical ones from great harvest, they were a solid substitute. Highly recommend. :)

New Traditions

LOL… writing that title for some reason made me think of New Directions and how super behind I am on Glee… bummer… :/ Also very far behind on Once Upon A Time. That’s what I get for trying to watch shows on TV… guess I will just have to wait for them to come out on Netflix/DVD! Christmas was weird… it was my first Christmas away from home. And with that, away from all of my family. So many new traditions are beginning, especially after the passing of my grandma (no more ‘everyone go to Grandma’s house on Christmas Eve’, etc) and I’m not sure how to process it. Plus, the new generation is coming – Eva and Scott have Jax now… and George and Shelly have a whole little clan :) It was a great Christmas, don’t get me wrong – Danny, Zoe and I had a relaxing day at home with lots of fun new things to play with – but it’s just different, and I’ve never been excited about change when it comes …