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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Posts Tagged “baking”

Quote-unquote Blizzard

All we heard about for an entire day was the giiiant blizzard that was going to destroy us all!

Here in Fishers, we got about five inches of snow, but just about anywhere south of here there was a lot more. I was lucky enough to be home during the actual storm (I heard driving conditions were AWFUL), which hit right during the commute. A ton of storms and the malls closed yesterday, too, which I thought was good at least so people could stay home (although I think in a lot of cases employees were at their jobs and told to leave, so… logic.)

Still! It gave me an excuse to wear my new boots and bake cookies.

Not at the same time.

Sorry I took this one from inside the screen door but IT WAS COLD.

It’s not even IMPRESSIVE. Gosh.

Anyway, upcoming plans are to keep seeing a ton of movies. Today we saw Lincoln and tomorrow we’re going to see Django Unchained. Perfect pairing if you ask me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know, I’m way too late for this post. It’s already Friday. BLACK Friday. But Happy Thanksgiving anyway!! I hope you all had a wonderful time!

We had a normal menu this year, although I convinced my mom to increase the sweet potato casserole by 50%. I must say that I hate the term “casserole” because it sounds like something nasty. These sweet potatoes are DELICIOUS. You all have probably had something similar–it’s sweet potato goop topped with brown sugar and pecans. Some varieties include marshmallows. It’s almost too sinfully dessert-like to include on a dinner plate.

This year, I piled my first plate with so much food that I couldn’t fit corn or cranberry sauce (we use the gelatin kind because it is delicious). It was tragic.

I also jumped on board making a second dessert because mom’s pumpkin cheesecake pie turned out dodgy. I wanted to do another pumpkin thing because we had extra pumpkin anyway, and I actually had an intense pumpkin bar recipe from Ashley that got mysteriously left on the desk in my Indianapolis apartment. Drat. Some Internet searching discovered several recipes that reported a cake-like result. I finally settled on Paula Deen’s pumpkin bar recipe.

I kid you not, there is NO BUTTER IN IT. Well, there is some in the icing mix, but I didn’t make the icing. Why make icing when it’s on sale for $1.49 at Kroger? Yeah, right.

They turned out exactly like in the picture, and they tasted great! They were still very cake-like, though a little more dense, and perhaps manageable to eat with your hands. But forks are much more clean.

Breakfast tomorrow? Probably.

(That’s the picture from the Food Network site, by the way. I don’t want to have another storm confusion moment.)

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! :)