One part buttermilk
I was trying to cook something that required buttermilk. I had everything I needed, except for buttermilk. As a foodie I felt a little foolish not knowing what (if anything) I could use as a substitute for buttermilk. So, I secretly ran off to ask Google and I found out this.

For each 1 cup buttermilk called for in a recipe, use...

  • 1 cup plain yogurt;
  • 1 cup sour cream;
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup;
  • 1 cup milk plus 1 3/4 tablespoons cream of tartar;
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk powder and 1 cup water.
(from cdkitchen.com)

Who'd a thunk?!

One part appletini
This is a photojournalistic view of my Easter 2009.

Drinks complements of my G-ma.

One part chocolate cake
A good friend of ours has become quite the chef! He's quickly surpassed my cooking experience with his homemade fudge, rolls, bread, soup, drinks, cakes, etc. I mean, don't be surprised if you see his cookbook advertised here! Anyways, we were at his house one night and he mentioned a microwave chocolate cake. This is something you would make if you wanted chocolate cake NOW but didn't have any.
I have the recipe below (I don't know where it originated). Now, I might be committing a felony but not only have I not made this, but I've never tried it! But I will...maybe at work someday :-)

Chocolate mug cake
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

  • Mix dry ingredients in the mug.
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix.
  • Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
  • Quick stir of all ingredients.
  • Place your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
  • Allow to cool before enjoying!

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