Baking Cookies with Kaila Part II a.k.a. The Six Million Dollar Cookies

And now, the continuation…

I listened to last weeks Dudes on Hockey podcast.  Mike went to the Sharks fantasy camp and found out that Doug Wilson never plans on “blowing up” the Sharks and doesn’t believe in re-building the team.  I think that is a sign of a good General Manager.  Look at the Columbus Blue Jackets.  It seems like they’ve been re-building ever since they were created.  I rather go see a team that I’m going to be entertained by every night.  Plus I learned that the team that trades away the most first round draft picks is the Detroit Red Wings.  I wouldn’t mind borrowing their model when it comes to building an organization.

And now, the actual continuation…

For the next batch of cookies, we did a tried a tried and true favorite: chocolate chip cookies…except we made them better than they were.  Veganized!

We actually started the first step for these before the lemon cookies, but we had to let it chill in the fridge before we could do the rest.  It was creating our “egg.”

So since we can’t use egg in vegan cooking, we used the next best thing:  flaxseed.  I know, it blew my mind too.

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Baking Cookies with Kaila Part I a.k.a. When Life Gives You Lemons…

Another thing.  Todd McClellan is probably doing to Brent Burns what he did to Jamie McGinn last year.  He admittedly expected too much out of McGinn too early and as a result, Ginner had a terrible year.  Brent Burns is definitely not what I expected to be this year, but at the same time, I, as well as everyone in San Jose had very high expectations of him.  Hopefully T-Mac will calm down next year and Brent Burns will reveal himself to be the badass that he is.

So my co-worker Kaila recently moved to California from Florida.  One of the first things that I learned about her is that she has a passion for baking cookies.  Long before the craze for cupcakes took the amateur baking world by storm, Kaila was experimenting with all sorts of recipes for cookies.  Ever since she came to us, it seems like once a week we’ll walk into the break room and find another batch of cookies waiting for us.  Probably the most unique things about them is that they are all vegan cookies.  I.E. no animal products such as dairy (milk) or eggs.  Baking without these things seemed very foreign to me so of course I had to find out how.

I split this entry into two entries because be baked two batches of cookies and after listening to my recording of the baking process, I realize that I was stuck with a glut of information that would be hard to condense into one post.

Here…we…go.

So Kaila came over with all her baking supplies.  It’s important to note that she is currently try to start her own business based around her cookies (check the website: http://kpcookies.wordpress.com/ ,) so I didn’t need to buy anything extra.  She practically brought a kitchen with her.

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Shaking and Baking Chicken with Valerie a.k.a. Marge, your cooking has two moves…

Just got through watching coverage on the NHL trade deadline.  The Nashville Predators are the winners of this one.  But then that’s what I thought about the Washington Capitals after this past Free Agency and they took a big ol’ Boudreau when the season started.  Anyhow, enough hockey.  Let’s get talking about a meal that happened a week ago.

My friend Valerie has been on the east coast since we graduated high school and recently returned after completing graduate school in Technical Production for Theater.  She learned much of her cooking growing up from her mother and grandmother.  The skills she learned were put to good use when she went off to college and had to fend for herself.  She told me that she specialized in quick cheap meals.  Right up my alley!

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I’m Hungry!: An Introduction

Hey all. Welcome to my blog for my Mass Communications class (MCOM 63) at San Jose State. We were given the luxury of choosing whatever subject we like so I decided on one of my up and coming interests: cooking!

I’ve never been that good at cooking. In fact, I used to fall back on fast food-a lot; one of the hazards of living with roommates who also were not taught to cook. Since then I have decided to take the reins and fix this issue once and for all.
Simplicity in my cooking has been a trademark thus far: I’ve been sticking to pasta recipes mostly. But this blog has provided me with a unique opportunity to expand my repertoire while also spending some quality time with friends.

I hope to walk you all through the journey for each meal: where to get the ingredients, how much it costs to make, the time for preparation and cooking, and of course, eating it!

In addition, I hope to educate you on some of the individuals I intend to cook with. All of them cook different things for different reasons (reasons beyond hunger!)

Cooking has evolved into a way for me to become closer to the people I know and with this blog I hope I can illustrate not only my love of food but how special the people I know are.

Screw Flanders Bon Appétit!