Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Something Different Here at Kathy B's

 First some knitting.........
This is Karen's cowl for her daughter.  Karen and I decided we probably all have this Homespun somewhere in our stash..I always have a skein of Homespun somewhere.... don't  you?  It is kind of a knitter staple in our knitter cabinet......like dried oregano....or something
Karen modeling the unfinished cowl....
I can see how gorgeous the pattern makes this textured yarn knit up.   Karen has a knack for many things Yarn.  
 Now for something completely different.  (Monty Python Fans unite)   Remember when we thought Monty Python was wildly irreverent?   Fireman and I saw the Book of Mormon last week.....there is a good message in the madness... but oh the madness is not for everyone.    
I've digressed again.......
Because I am a very very very monogamous knitter and I'm knitting a big blanket.....I fear I won't have much to show you in the coming days...so 
I will turn to chocolate and other such goodness.

I made a crockpot chocolate cake this weekend.  
Oh my .  Oh my .  Oh my.  ( there is a hotel in Chicago called the O-Mi Hotel.....as long as we are being irreverent) 

The cake was so moist and so good.  
We'll call this Recipe Testing
Testing 1.2.3.....

My only suggestion if you want to try this decadent dessert, is to be SURE you let it cool completely before you tip it over onto the serving plate from the pot.  
Or you will have cake that lacks in presentation but remains delish!

I think my love of crock pot comes from my growing up with an Easy Bake Oven.   I LOVED  that oven.   I was the Queen of Easy Bake cakes......
they always came out great.  

I give this recipe and Easy Bake 10!


15 comments:

suburban prep said...

Crock pots or slow cookers are so the rage. I do not have one. Perhaps one of these days. The chocolate would really be a hit with my father and my husband.

Homespun is the yarn the was suggested that we use when I was doing the prayer shawls. I made a throw for both my mother and my mother -in-law and a former sister-in-law with Homespun.

Nancy Kay said...

A cake baked in a crock pot??? Really? Your description sure sounds tasty!! It would certainly satisfy the sweet tooth searching for a chocolate hit. Ha.

My brother saw "Book of Mormon" in NYC and loved it, but he thought it would be a bit too over the top for me. The parts he told me about were really funny. And the overall message seemed quite good.

gMarie said...

Fun! I like the new font and look of the blog. I have never made a cake in the crock pot - maybe I'll try that for the poker gathering next month. The problem for me is too much chocolate cake in the house. g

Nancy said...

I've never used my crock pot for baking, but now that you are tempting me with chocolate, who knows what I will try.

fancystitching said...

Oh my, indeed! It took a while to track down this recipe, but I am going to have to try it. I will probably experiment with lightening it up a bit, but WOW! I'm drooling as we speak, or write, or something. YUMMO!

Katherine said...

My daughters loved their Easy Bake ovens and having six children made me love my crockpot!! I am forever looking for something to throw into the crockpot. Next up--chocolate cake!

Love Karen's cowl. What a good idea for all that Homespun I have in the stash!

I watch Monty Python on my Kindle Fire all the time! One of my favorite diversions.

Jennifer said...

Ha! I love this post. It's here and there and everywhere. It feels like I'm having a real live conversation with you and we keep getting sidetracked and have to loop back to finish the thought. Just like "real" friends.

:D

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SissySees said...

I wanna' bake in my crock pot too! Yum...

Homespun was one of my first used yarns, but I find it scratchy.

Love the new font too.

Judy S. said...

Homespun makes great prayer shawls; I love the color choices too. Who knew you could bake in a crock pot?! Sounds like an interesting recipe. But it's hard not to like anything chocolate. I saw a pillow once that said, "Chocolate is a vegetable." Bring on the veggies!

Mereknits said...

Yummy cake, yummy cowla nd I bet there is a yummy blanket, too.
Hugs,
Meredith

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love my crock pot! Still works since 1974! And, it has been used LOTS! Never tried a cake though! I'll be putting this on my list for after the holiday pounds come off! ;) blessings ~ tanna

sapphireblue said...

I just got a new crock pot, because I broke the crock that was in last one. I am going to be looking up recipes for it. This cake looks amazing.

Lynneb said...

A cake in a crock pot? I'm so excited! I've been stuck on crock pot sesame chicken...google and try it. It's FABULOUS!

Nicole said...

I never would have thought about baking a cake in a crock pot... sounds lovely, though!

Also, we saw and loved The Book Of Mormon. I got a good laugh out of one of my mormon friends' complaints that people would pay so much to see the show, but wouldn't accept the real book for free.

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