Monday, February 27, 2012

Voodoo Doughnuts.......Good things come in pink boxes...

Voodoo doughnuts, the final destination after a long adventurous Thursday in Eugene, Oregon. During my week in Eugene, visiting my wonderful sister Kristen, I had a lot of good experiences. Voodoo doughnuts is a local and very popular doughnut shop. We stopped in at 10 p.m. and they were still busy baking. It is a very cute shop in downtown Eugene, there are other locations throughout Oregon.

Kristen enjoying a Vegan M&M doughnut!
Me happily holding and indulging on a Vegan Glazed doughnut!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Pretty simple...Trader Joe's Chocolate Cake Mix, follow directions on back of box. Decorate with fresh raspberries! Enjoy!

Polenta & Mushrooms, Gorgonzola Salad, Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

For Valentine's Day Dinner I was in Eugene, Oregon visiting my sister. We decided to cook dinner and wanted something relatively easy and quick. The main course was polenta and mushrooms with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.  The salad was a standard gorgonzola salad to compliment the savory flavors of the main mushroom based dish.

For dessert we bought a chocolate cake and icing mix from Trader Joe's (we decided a cake from scratch was to complicated at the time) and added fresh raspberries for decoration and to compliment the dark, rich chocolate.

Polenta & mushrooms
1 cup button mushrooms thinly sliced
1 cup shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups polenta
parmesan cheese for toppings

Simmer mushrooms and garlic until cooked. Cook polenta until it is the consistence of oatmeal. Serve in bowl with mushrooms over polenta.

Gorgonzola Salad
2 cups mixed greens
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup cucumbers
olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing, to taste

Combine in a bowl and mix. Adjust quantities of ingredients to taste! Serve on separate plate or bowl.

Arrange your entire meal on the dining table and note how beautiful and delicious everything looks, enjoy !

Friday, February 17, 2012


Welcome to my blog, Piglets. My name is Lianna Jane Kelly, I am currently 23 years old and live in Santa Cruz, California. This blog is for me to share my love of cooking, baking, gardening, the outdoors and do it yourself everything. Here goes nothing, enjoy the ride!