Monday, April 19, 2010

One of my new personal favorites

Cherry Chip Bars
The Ugly Binder

1 box cherry chip cake mix
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup oil
chocolate chips (put in as many as you like)

Mix well and put in a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min. or until light brown. Can double recipe and bake on cookie sheet.

This is the first recipe that I've posted in a while and it's not even from a cookbook. I found it on Our Recipe Box, which has a much more enticing picture. I was trying to use up a box of cherry chip cake mix that I had picked up at some point. I happen to love that almondy fake-cherry flavor and it goes great with chocolate so these were a winner in my opinion (and everyone else's actually). It took quite a bit of willpower to resist eating the entire batch of them.

If you really want me to start cooking again, maybe if all of my readers send good thoughts that one of the townhouses that I want to rent opens up, it might help!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I did it!

The archives are all caught up. They may be a bit sloppy so if you come across any bad links or anything, let me know.

Right now it stands at 954 recipes from 322 cookbooks.

I even have a new recipe that I will post soon but otherwise I am doing even less cooking than I had been doing. Someday things will pick up around here.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

An update

Just checking in to give you a status update. I realized that I was passing up the perfect opportunity to bring the recipe archive up-to-date. I was waaayyyy behind on that - there were no recipes past May 2009 in the archive. Yikes! It's a long process so I'm slowly catching up. I just started on July 2009.

Otherwise, my life is still in a state of upheaval but I'm looking forward to getting to the other side. I'm in the process of getting a divorce and all that fun stuff that comes along with it. In the meantime I am just feeding everyone as basically as I can since, well, I just don't feel like putting much effort into it (and the dirty looks I get when I don't make an effort really make me want to cook even less but why am I still the only one who can put a meal on the table???)

If there's anyone who never found me on Facebook (and wanted to), e-mail me and I'll direct the way. I should pop up if you put my e-mail address in the Facebook search box (you can find my e-mail address if you hit 'Email' under Contact in my profile here on Blogger.)