Certificate of Completion: Wilton Basic Cake Decorating Course

Well, we did it. We finished our Wilton Cake Decorating Course. As has been the standard for the last four weeks, Dot’s cake, well, took the cake. She always has the other students and the instructor oohing and ahhing over her gifted artistry.

In the four-week course, we learned

How to properly bake a cake and how to level a cake

How to fill cupcakes and how to fill a layer cake

How to make out own icing in stiff, medium, and thin consistencies and when to use each one. We learned how to color icing

How to ice a … read the rest. . .

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Chicken Soup with Rice

I love chicken soup. I love chicken soup plain. I love chicken soup with noodles. But mostly, I love chicken soup with rice.

So after I made my chicken stock, I knew exactly what my first recipe was going to be. Starting with the base recipe in yesterday’s post, today I made Chicken Soup With Rice.

2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
2 cups vegetable solids
2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup rice

I heated the ingredients on medium heat for five minutes.

And the result is 8 cups of a hearty, delicious soup. I froze 4 cups … read the rest. . .

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RECIPE: Chicken Stock & Soup

My theme for the Month of July is Chicken. As in, don’t be chicken to reach for goals. Don’t be chicken to ask for what I need. And don’t be chicken to try new things in the kitchen. See how that all wraps up nicely? [Ooh! Wraps. NOTE TO SELF: Add Chicken Wraps to the recipe file.]

I love chicken. I love chicken. And just in case I wasn’t clear, I. Love. Chicken.

I could write an entire cookbooklet with all the chicken recipes in my head. [Promising Project No. 42, yah?]

And of course, I would want to share … read the rest. . .

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