Sunday, July 26, 2009

Heavenly Key Lime Pie by Southern Living

I made this delicious Key lime pie, and it turned out great!


1 (14oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

3 egg yolks

2 tsp. Key lime zest

1/2 cup Key lime juice

1 (9- inch) graham cracker pie crust

1 cup whipping cream

3 tbs. powdered sugar

Garnish: fresh Key lime slices

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk together condensed milk, yolks, Key lime zest, and Key lime juice until well blended. Pour into pie crust.

Bake for 15 minutes or until pie is set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Chill 1 hour before serving.

Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until soft peaks form, gradually adding powdered sugar. Top pie with whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer

Okay, so here we are at my favorite part of the year- SUMMER! I love no school and being able to relax 24/7. But my teacher gave us a summer reading project. I am definitely not a reader, and I only read when I have to. So I was not looking forward to this.

The teacher gave us a list of books, and so I decided to read "Rules of the Road" by Joan Bauer. This book is about a 16-year-old named Jenna who LOVES working in a shoe store- "Gladstone's Shoes". She just got a license and she doesn't even have a car. Her dad is an alcoholic and she lives with her mom and her sister. Jenna is sick and tired of being in Chicago around problems and stress. One day at work, Mrs.Gladstone- the owner of Gladstone's Shoes- asks Jenna to be her driver and drive her to Texas to the other shoe stores. Will Jenna's mom let her get out of Chicago? You will just have to read this book to find out!

I LOVED this book, because it is full of "life-lessons" and experiences. Unlike other books I read, I didn't countdown to the last page. I enjoyed reading this, and I read it in a flash! Now I just have to find two other books to complete my summer reading:)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chockfull-of-Chips Cookies

I've never been good at making cookies. I'd always read the back of the bag of chocolate chips, but the cookies would never turn out right. I finally found a recipe from "Williams-Sonoma: The Kid's Cookbook".


1c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 stick butter

1/4 c. vegetable shortening
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Heat oven to 350F. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well blended.

  2. Combine butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and mix on medium speed until smooth. Add egg and continue to beat until well blended. Add flour mixture slowly. Using a rubber spatula, stir until mixed in. Pour in chips and stir untill completely blended.

  3. Using a table spoon, drop the batter in small mounds onto a baking sheet, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake about 14 minutes, or until golden brown. Yum!

Cupcake Carrie's 1st Blog

Hi, I'm Caroline. This is my very first blog, so I'm excited about posting and creating! I am 13 years old, and I love to be creative, so I've decided to make a blog to show all of my creations and intrests. I also like to play tennis and cheer. Have fun exploring the blog!