Saturday, January 2, 2010


Here are a couple movie reviews and some yummy recipes I've made and tried.

Julie & Julia.....**** (4 stars!) It was cute, even Scott liked it. I was rooting for Julie and her goal of mastering the recipes from the cook book and I was chuckling at Julia and what an adorable personality she had. What a great little romantic comedy!

My Sister's Keeper.... *** (3 stars!) Of course it was sad, but it's more than that. It's about families, and the true meaning to love someone. It was really good, and the entire time I'm watching I'm praying my children don't ever have to experience that...ever!

I made this delicious Black Forest Cake (first time!)

(I had to take pictures for my good friend Stephen, the cake lover!)

Black Forest Cake
1 Package of chocolate cake mix
1/2 C. water
1 Egg
1 Package cream cheese
2 T. sugar
1 Carton frozen whipped topping
1 Can cherry pie filling

In a small mixing bowl, beat the chocolate cake mix, water and egg on medium speed for 3-4 minutes. Pour into a greased 9inch pan. Bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack. In small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy; fold in the whipped topping. Spread the cherry pie filling over cake; top with cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Alfredo Pasta with Chicken (or shrimp)
1 Cube Butter
1/2 C. Cream
1/2 C. Water
3 Cloves garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
3T. lemon juice
1/4 C. Parsley (finely chopped)

Boil water to make pasta. Cook chicken or shrimp in saucepan with a little butter, chopped garlic, salt and peper and chopped parsley. When pasta and chicken are done make sauce. In saucepan melt butter with cream add water salt and pepper lemon juice and parsley. Keep heat low and never boil. Pour over pasta and mix in Parmesan cheese. Plate and enjoy!

1 Comment:

Stephen said...

Seriously Lori, that is one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. looks yummy!