Archive for October, 2010

Wild Mountain Blueberry Kcup

I ordered a lot of Keurig Kcups, so I could try to break my Starbucks Addiction by having coffee at home. Part of the promotion (more on that towards the end), I got a free sample pack which included the Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cup.

Various reviews online said the coffee was good, and refreshing, and tasted like a blueberry donut with coffee. While I agree with the latter assessment, it seemed more like a lightly sweetened blueberry donut with very bitter coffee. In addition, since I do not normally dunk donuts into my coffee, the taste combination seemed off to me, and I did not like it. I am very glad I only had one of them.

Keurig has (had?) an offer that if you buy one of their machines (I have the Keurig B30), and register on their website, and bought two boxes of kcups, you could get two free. If you bought six boxes of kcups (four you pay for and two that you could get free) you got a free sampler pack.

The Kcups on the keurig website were slightly more expensive than other places, but they also had almost every kcup variety. With the free kcups, I did get a great deal. (Of course, getting kcups for my Halloween present makes them even cheaper!)

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Cake Mix in the Slow Cooker

My partner decided he wanted to bake for me. He mixed up a cake mix, and put in chocolate chips. The pans were prepared, the mix was poured in, they were placed in the oven.

then the oven door would not close.

At some point between preheating the oven, and putting the cake in, the spring that held the door hinge in place had shifted. thus, our oven is broken.

(Which is bad, because I had great plans for baking roasted buns this weekend. Now thwarted.)

The six cupcakes were put in the freezer, since you can Freeze Cupcake Batter the rest of the batter went into the crock pot.

hey, its a mini oven, does not get as hot, and serves as bakeware and oven in one!

Two hours on high in the 5.5 qt Crock Pot, with the lid on, and the cake was done. I scooped it out and poured some creamer over it while it was warm. After it cooled, it still had a slightly fudgy consistancy (probably due to both the baking method and the chocolate chips). I will be eating the rest probably with some ice cream :)

So, yes, you can bake a cake mix in the crock pot/slow cooker.

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