I usually LOVE to bake especially during the fall/winter time when its cold outside & I have time. Unfortunately this year with our crazy weather patterns along the NC coastline its just been too warm outside on the days I am actually scheduled off and would have the opportunity to do some baking. I like to give some away where me & my husband bring stuff to work for co-workers to share, my son's bus driver, mailperson, UPS & FedEx delivery guys, and then I store a bunch in our freezer to enjoy the rest of the year in moderation.
This year- just hasn't really happened for me. I only have chocolate whoopie pies in the freezer but not a whole lot of cookies, breads, and muffins.
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Used to bake lots from cookies, cakes, pies, breads, etc. That is one of the many reasons I gained up to the morbidly obese category. I no longer bake anything. It is a critical way to slip back into old and destructive habits. It just isn't worth taking a chance.
current weight: 148.8
Fitness Minutes: (120) Posts: 13,378 1/1/13 9:09 A
I love to bake! I used to make wedding cakes, birthday cakes, pastry swans, etc. Now, I have trained two other people how to decorate and baked and gave away all my pans and supplies. Because....I eat way to much icing!
Now I satisfy my baking jones by challenging myself to bake delicious sugar free desserts. Seriously, I only have one cup of flour in my pantry, as I'm letting my less healthy items dwindle away. I have made sugar free pumpkin pie, cheese cakes and cupcakes. For icing, I use a dollop of sugar free cool whip or eat them naked.
My favorite cupcake recipe is one I got from Hungry Girl. Use a sugar free cake mix or low sugar and add 12 oz. diet soda. The possibilities are many. Lemon, chocolate, you name it.
current weight: 203.0
Fitness Minutes: (25,197) Posts: 1,841 1/1/13 7:31 A
I LOVE to cook, be it baking or any other method. If only I could keep up with the dishes! I try to be conservative about my oven use, such as: cooking more than 1 thing at a time, only using the oven at night during the Summer, leaving the door open to heat my apartment after I've turned it off. I think I use my oven about once a week.
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Yes, I like to bake but I don't do much of it. I do fix cakes when I have visitors. I know how to fix pies but the crust is not that good. There are several meat dishes that I put into the oven. I can easily go a week or ten days without ever turning on my oven.
How about you? Do you like to BAKE?
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