Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baking up Confidence

I think it was the beginning of last year when I decided to write a list of things I wanted to do... (resolutions... if I dare).  Now, since I was never really a resolution maker, I pretty much forgot all about them.  Well mostly...

One of the points was "Increase My Kitchen Confidence."  I really wanted to be comfortable cooking and being in the kitchen. I just feel like I can't be a grown woman who is afraid of cooking... -_-  But since I'm a chicken on the inside, I kept pushing that goal aside. Saying things like, "Lamar likes cooking... I'll just wash the dishes" or "I want to cook something... nah, Burger King here I come!"

So a whole year passes and I'm no closer to my dream of kitchen confidence.  Then, one Sabbath, Lamar and I are invited to a potluck.  Being the person he is, Lamar made a big pot of rice and beans (excuse me as I meditate on the yumminess........... ok). He also suggested that we make a dessert.  We got creative and made a rainbow cake that was iced with chocolate frosting. It was the brightest thing there, lol.  Hearts were broken though, because everyone was expecting chocolate cake.

Nope. >.< mwahahahahahahaha!
Soon after that potluck, Lamar got his job in Florida and moved. He told me that I should keep going to the potlucks to make friends and get comfortable around the people. So I did/am.  Each potluck I make a different dessert and it's been really great.  I am SO much more at ease going into the kitchen with my chosen recipe and baking up delicious buttery, sugary, fatty-fatty, will-def-need-a-glass-of-milk, desserts.  So far, the people at the potlucks have eaten all... killed... MURKED each dish. Last week I didn't even get any of my own cake. ^.^

I'm in heaven.

I suppose I should write my stove a thank you note for working with me.  It's still an upward battle, but I'm surely seeing the increase in confidence and it's only been a month or so. ^.^  This may turn into a series of posts where I show you guys what I've been making. 

1st Solo Dessert: Death by Chocolate
2nd Solo Dessert: Buttermilk cake with Caramel Icing. My favorite so far!
3rd Solo Dessert: Chocolate Velvet Cake
And if you have any tips for a newbie Suzie Homemaker, please leave me a comment! I need all the help I can get, lol.


  1. This is an excellent idea! Sometimes it's hard to get motivated to cook fun desserts, or even meals for yourself, but a pot luck? Perfect! All your creations look DELISH so far :-)!

    1. Aww thanks so much! It seems that cooking/baking gets easier as you keep at it. *shrug* Who knew?? ^.^


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