Archive for April 13th, 2012

So today I have a fun and refreshing Guest Post from Casey. I met Casey through the Foodie Pen Pal Program. This month I will be sending Casey her Foodie Pen Pal Box, and I thought it would be fun to ask her to do a Guest Post. The Foodie Pen Pal Program is open to bloggers and readers, Casey is a reader of Healthy Living Blogs and possibly a future blogger. I love this post because it happens to us all at one time or another. So with that, please Meet Casey and enjoy her post.
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Hey Y’all,
My name is Casey. I’m from a small town in South Carolina but recently moved to Georgia after I married my husband. Since we’ve bought a house I’ve really gotten into cooking. You can usually find me scribbling down a recipe or searching the Internet for one. I try to find easy and quick things because we both work in a nuclear power plant, which calls for long, busy days.
My husbands’ grandmothers’ birthday recently passed and I was asked to bring a dessert. Let me just say, I am NOT a baking type of person. So, not knowing what to bake I frantically searched Pinterest for something. All I really found was plain chocolate cakes or cookies but I wanted something a little more advanced. BIG MISTAKE! Ha! I can’t help but laugh thinking back on it now. After a few times of looking through Pinterest I had finally found THE cake I was going to make. I can’t really remember the name of it now but it was something along the lines of a chocolate cake with a raspberry butter cream frosting..just not that simple. Here’s a picture of it on Pinterest…
dark chocolate and raspberry buttercream cake
 And here’s a picture of what mine looked like…
My version looks way better, right!?!? HA! Okay so this cake was a total disaster! An epic failure, if you will! Long story short, over the two-day period I attempted to cook this cake: the cake overflowed into the oven, my icing would not set up to save my life and after taking it out of the freezer multiple times to ice it the cake got soft and crumbled under the icing! At first I told myself I was NEVER baking a cake or any dessert again! Then I finally realized I’m going to have failures and problems and a very messy kitchen but all I can do is try and try and hopefully one day I’ll be halfway decent at it!
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Thanks for a great Guest Post Casey, I think it makes us all better cooks and bakers to have a few fails in the kitchen, and who doesn’t like to make a mess once in a while, plus I bet that cake tasted amazing, I mean chocolate cake is chocolate cake. I sure do hope Casey comes back for another Guest Post someday soon.
The Lean Green Bean
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Question of the Day: What dish or baked treat do you get asked to bring to parties?
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