Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Welcome Back To The Cocktail Party!

Welcome to Willoughby's Blog Style Cocktail Party. I hope you will find some new blogs to follow and expand your circle of blog friends. I know you're all anxious to mingle, so I'll get right to it.

I'd like to introduce Lissaloo from the blog One Step At A Time. I know you'll enjoy her blog as much as I do.

About Me

I am the insane mother of 4 children, The Brain, The Artist, The Little Mother, & The Baby in Charge. We also have a Carren Terrier, Mr. R. My husband is a full time College student going for a Bio-Chem Degree, so I get to be a married single mom :) jk. I grew up in Montana, & absolutely love it. There is no better place in the world :) My blog has a little bit of cookin, a little bit of crafting and a whole lot of Krazy :)

I made a Pumpkin Mochi Cake, I got the recipe from Allrecipes, there are quite a few Mochi recipes on there. Just type Mochi in the search box and check them all out! The picture isn't all that great but it was definitely a hit here at my house.

Pumpkin Mochi


2-1/2c. mochiko

2t. baking powder

2c. sugar

4 eggs

1- 30 oz can pumpkin

1- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk

1c. melted butter

2t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan.

Sift together the mochiko, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Mix together the eggs, pumpkin, milk, butter and vanilla. Stir this mixture into the dry mixture. Pour into the pan.

Bake for 1 hour, cool before serving.

I enjoy pumpkin desserts, and I really liked this but I think the Lemon Mochi is my favorite still :) :) :)

I made some 'shrooms tonight, they got a little overdone but were still tasty. I used the Parmesan puff filling I had leftover from yesterday in them, it worked really well. I wouldn't have overbaked them, they smelled so yummy I knew they were done, but I was distracted by a giant spider in my kiddos game cupboard. Yuck.

I received 5 words from Willoughby to play along in a Game.

If anyone else wants to play let me know and I can give you five words.

#1-Cold, I like the cold, not freezing cold exactly just chilly cold. My Mom has always called me a heater, because from the time I was really small I was always very, very warm blooded. As a Teen my family always made me keep my bedroom door closed because I liked to keep my windows open year round, even in winter. I grew up in Montana remember so it got pretty chilly in there at times.

#2-Light, I am a big fan of natural lighting. I like to leave the lights in my house off until it's almost too dark to see because I don't like the fake light. Hubby thinks I'm strange, so I tell him it only looks so dark because he is getting old, lol.

#3-Painting, I wish I could paint. Landscapes, Seascapes ( anything with escape in it sounds good to me :) I even took painting classes once a week for almost a year. And I still can't paint, I gave up the day I realized Miss B's paintings looked better than mine.

#4-Change, as most of you know I am not a big fan of change. I would like it if things stayed the same, and never changed :)

#5-Inspire, My children are my biggest inspiration. Everyday they inspire me to be better, I am constantly amazed by how giving and sweet they are to each other and those around them. They Inspire me everyday.

I hope you all will stop by and say Hi! I am also co-author of a brand new book club blog, if you enjoy reading we would love to have you read with us! Thanks Willoughby, great Party!

Thank you Lissaloo for being a guest on my blog.

The cocktail party will continue on Friday with a new guest blogger. It's not too late to RSVP if you haven't already. You can send your submission to me at  (If you're not already a follower, you must become one to be a guest blogger at the cocktail party.)   I would appreciate it if you could send me your post in html format. If you are submitting a new post, create it on Blogger as you would any post. Save, but don't publish it. From there you can click "edit html" and copy and paste your blog into the body of an email. If you are submitting a previously published post, go into "edit" and follow the same instructions. This makes it much easier for me to display your blog post the way you have written it and saves me a lot of editing. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.



***Holly*** said...

I've never even heard of mochiko! I'll have to check into this...looks good though! :)

kyslp said...

hello again Lisaloo! I still haven't made that cake! I want to though!

Raoulysgirl said...

Great post, Lissaloo!!! I LOVE stuffed mushrooms and anything pumpkin (except pumpkin ice cream) looked great!!!

5thsister said...

I'm so happy to run into you at Willoughby's party. You make the most amazing things and are a very clever crafter (something I am not). Anyone reading this comment, take it from me, she's well worth following!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

The cake looks so good, nice to meet you!

Lissaloo said...

Thank you Willougby for the wonderful party! Hi everyone :)

L.B. said...

The great Lissaloo! Welcome! and good post :) yum!

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Lissalo: It is nice to meet you. Life must be VERY busy in your house, and that can be fun too. I'll be sure to stop by your blog to say "hi" again! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Lissaloo, Nice to meet you. I'll stop by your blog next.

Kathy said...

It is a pleasure to meet you, Lissaloo! The recipes look good!

Holly said...

Mochiko..never tried it...(but I LOVE pumpkin) something to add to the list! Love the 5 word game, #5 is my favorite. So glad to be joining the cocktail party.
Holly @ 504 Main

BashfulToast said...

Lissaloo! That cake looks really good but i've never tried anything pumpkin. And the mushrooms look awesome too. I love them. Great 5 words as well!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm all about making cakes, the Pumpkin Mochi you made looks De-Licious! But what IS mochi, exactly? And what is mochiko?

Wondering if I could find it around here...? I will definitely give this a try and considering adding it to my holiday fare!