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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cooking with Emeril and Rachel Ray

Remember a couple of posts ago when I wrote about making an Apple Upside Down Cake recipe from Jan? My two little cooks, Emeril and Rachel Ray finally got a chance to make it today.(In case you don’t know…the little people pretend they are Emeril and Rachel Ray all of the time.)

We might have made a big fat mess of our kitchen but nonetheless we had a blast.

Here is our cooking episode in pictures…

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When Jan writes on her recipe to “resist the temptation to eat the batter straight from the bowl(yeah, it’s THAT good)”.She was NOT kidding. It started with one finger and then his whole hand went in!

So we moved it to the table where I could keep a better eye on the hand finger dipping!



They sat next to the oven and watched the cake bake.

They drove me nuts with asking “how much longer”, until I begged made them to help me make biscuits for supper.

Cool! More baking fun.

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Before long our cake came out of the oven. It smelled and looked so good we wanted to eat it instead of before supper.

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We hurried to eat our stew and biscuits so that we could eat our cake. Yummy in our tummy's! It was delicious! Emeril and Rachel were very proud of their cake.


I would so recommend making this cake if you like apples. It is so moist and not overly sweet. To get the recipe and make this yourself, go visit Jan’s Sushi Bar.

I know we will be making this again!

I will be leaving Friday morning, with a couple of friends, for a girls only weekend, at our girlfriends house, up north. We get together for this weekend every year while her husband goes deer hunting. I am so looking forward to this time with my friends. As a bonus the sun is suppose to shine, but I am NOT holding my breathe on that one! Rain or shine we will have fun!!

Whether it rains, snows or the sun shines, where ever you are, have a great weekend!

Hugs & love ya’ll ! XXOO



Midlife Jobhunter said...

Have a grand time this weekend. Mine with the women is next weekend. Looking forward to it.

Had to laugh at that tasting in those pictures. Probably a few you didn't get on film. Most fun.

Have FUN and enjoy the well-deserved break.

Anonymous said...

Love these pictures! Those are two of the most at peace and happy kids I know. (well, sort of know, you know what I mean) That took a lot of patience on your part and my crown is off to you.

Have a great time with the ladies!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

Have fun sweetie.xx

Buckeroomama said...

Wow, that is so sweet that each child got his/her own cake. That must have made them feel so, so special. :)

Have a wonderful weekend with your girlfriends.

SciFi Dad said...

Very cute. It looks like the had a great time.

I don't know if I should be entertained or disturbed that they know who Rachel Ray is though. ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those two are so precious! You are making wonnderful memories for them each day...I adore all the pictures and their smiling faces.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend...if anyone deserves some R and R, it is YOU!!!
Hugs, Suz

TechnoBabe said...

Awww, so much fun in the kitchen! It reminds me of the times with my grand kids. I will get the recipe from Jan and let you know how it goes for me. I love upside down cake of any variety. Have a wonderful time with your gal pals!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Those pics were SO sweet!! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

midlife slices said...

I love your Rachel and Emeril!! Can they please come to cook at my house? I'll even let them put their entire hands in the batter....and pretend I didn't see. Awww.....this post is priceless.

Have a great time at girls weekend!! I'm looking forward to that same thing.....soon. I hope.

LPC said...

Cuteness Attack!

Brian Miller said...

ha. my boys love to cook, but seem to get a lot of it everywhere...much fun!

HeatherPride said...

The kids are adorable! Have a ton of fun on your girlie weekend!!

Jan said...

Oh, I'm so glad Rachel and Emeril, er, the Little People liked the cake! It is good, isn't it?

Have a great time with your Girls Weekend Out!


Bogey said...

Grinning from ear to ear over here! They both looked like they were having a ton of fun and were able to enjoy the "fruits" of their labour....and yours. Homemade biscuits and stew on top of that. Sounds like somebody had a productive day.

Enjoy your Ladies Weekend Getaway! Hope you have a blast!

Joanna Jenkins said...

You had me at "cake". All those fabulous pictures were the "frosting on top"! Love it. The kids look so happy.

Enjoy your girls weekend.


Brittany said...

I L O V E D the pictures! So funny!

The food looked super yummy!

P.s. I have called you for two days, did you forget your phone?!?!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What great fun! Lookout Food Network. I think we just found your next stars.

Stepping said...

Lori, you are making memories with Rachel & Emeril (love it) that will be with them forever. You are a wonderful Grandmother! It looks like they were working well with each other. I'll have to step on over to Jan's and get that recipe. Thank you for sharing your cooks with us.

Bogey said...

Hello my friend, just wanted to drop by quickly to bestow upon you a new Award. You can pick it up at my place if you want. I know you don't generally 'do awards' but I just thought that I would let you know.

Jason, as himself said...

CUTE stuff! Fun idea. You're doing a great job with those little ones.

Kathryn Magendie said...

That is so adorable! look at those chefs *laugh* so cute...

and have FUN! :)

mommytoalot said...

Oh my awesome is that. Emeril and Rachael Ray did a fantsatic job with those cakes. They looks so yummy. I so have to try that.
You are awesome!! It takes a tonne of patience to cook with little ones.
Love the pictures.

bernthis said...

my daughter and I make chocolate chip cookies and then give them out to everyone in the neighborhood. they love it