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February 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Cooking, Family Life

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Last weekend I decided to make these.

<rant>Have I told you how much I hate the Pioneer Woman?  I read a lot of cooking sites.  I like to cook.  I enjoy making things that makes my family happy.   I’ve consumed dozens of these.  Those evil things have even inspired my husband, who does most of the day-to-day cooking for our family, to don plastic gloves and make them.   I’ve made these.  They are yummy goodness.  I tried this.  I thought it might be a way to get the BoyChild to eat more protein.  It didn’t.  And I had to eat it cause we can’t have good food going to waste can we?  And I’ve made these cookies.  I’ve made this.  I’ve made these rolls.  I’ve made this cake.  And I’ve made this and put it on everything.  I have yet to find something that it doesn’t improve.   Like I said, I read a lot of cooking sites.  But she is the devil incarnate because she puts up stuff that I actually want to try.  And I try them.  And then I have to eat them.  Oh it is a vicious cycle.</rant>**

**Point of clarification.  I absolutely LOVE the Pioneer Woman.  I love her writing style, the food she makes is fabulous.  I wish she was my best friend and would cook for me every day and have slumber parties at that fabulous house she’s redone and take wonderful pictures of my children.  I thought that was apparent but I guess not.

Anyway.  This isn’t a rant about the Pioneer Woman and her evil cooking genius.  This is about a flour sifter.

I use to have one.

But it went wherever it is that my kitchen stuff goes when it goes a missing.  One of  the kids decided they needed to drain the fish tank or sift dirt in the back yard looking for bones.  Things of that sort.  It was gone.

So, I showed my husband the recipe and said, “I need a new flour sifter.”

I don’t know why you are suppose to sift flour.  But you are.  The last time I ignored the directions “sift together. . .” it was a disaster.  It involved egg whites and I didn’t sift the flour and it didn’t cook thoroughly in the middle.  Let’s just leave it at, it was a disaster.

I thought this would be a simple request.  He’d throw one into the basket as he wandered through the local Homeland.  I’d make cupcakes.  Everyone would eat them until they were sick.  And all would be right with the world.

Homeland didn’t have one.  Neither did the Homeland a little further away.  Nor did the Buy 4 Less.  None of the Dollar Tree/Family Dollar type stores had any either.  The regular Target didn’t carry them.  Even the Super Target let us down.  I was beginning to think we were going to have to go to the mall and hit the Williams Sonoma.  And I didn’t really want to pay twenty bucks for one.

Finally, as a last desperate measure, David and the BoyChild went to Ace Hardware.  Where they found a one cup flour sifter.

So.  Very soon we will have Yellow Cupcakes with Sticky Chocolate Icing.

But not tonight.  Tonight I have to go to the gym.


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Linda Stewart // Feb 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I have this little thing hanging on the side of my fridge. It is full or recipes and at any given time I can reach in, pull one out, make it, and never hear a complaint from my family. They are always quick, simple, and absolutely divine … I blame the extra weight I’ve gained since we moved into our new home on this little thing of recipes … where did they come from?? The Pioneer Woman … Ree is a household name. I make something and the kids will immediately ask if I’ve been reading Ree again! LOL

  • 2 Nadine // Feb 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m not a fan of PW’s either. I didn’t like the Dark Knight and I hate McDonald’s coffee. No matter how much sugar or creamer I put in it…it’s still crap.

    A sifter….it “fluffs” the flour up and makes whatever your cooking “poofy” if you don’t over mix. Good Luck with it.

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