Monday, February 1, 2010

Chocolate For My Pity Party

I'm back...I've been having a love/hate relationship (solely in my head) with this blog. The initial reason I started a food blog was to document (mostly images) of the food I make. I had an amazing portfolio a few years back and before we moved back home-it was deleted from our computer. Everything lost. A shot in the heart.

I began Baking For The Boys a little over a year ago while I was struggling with a colicky three month old-it kinda took my mind off of things. My writing and photos really suffered. I could tell in the writing-I had "Mommy Brain" and to tell of the truth, I was a moron. So I could honestly say that I've been happy with only a few (yes, a few) posts.

And just as I sat down and logged in today, I noticed that I had lost a follower. Ouch...Not that I'm taking it personal but is that the equivalent of being defriended on FB??? Just a question. I have a feeling this person has given up on the blogging world entirely. She hasn't posted in several months.

In this community where you can find thousands upon thousands of food blogs (many very much alike), the tiny and insignificant Baking For The Boys will still be trekking on. I have a new look (thanks to my sister-in-law) and still look forward to hearing from readers and making new friends along the way.

So...enough with this pity party! I need something to make me feel better...something like chocolate!!!
Chocolate Sauce
Yield: approx. 2 1/2 cups

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the water, sugar, corn syrup, and cocoa powder.
2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once it's just begun to simmer and boil, remove from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until melted.
3. Let the Chocolate Sauce stand for a few hours to thicken

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days


Meghan said...

If someone hasn't posted in a few months it sounds like you're right, they have probably disconnected from the 'blogging world.' I love your new look! That fruit tart on the upper right looks incredible. I know I have felt at times that I'm not happy with my writing and my photos - especially when it's a long, involved recipe and I'm tired, but that's when I want the best photos since I spent so much time on it! I think it's important to move forward and do your best, sometimes you will be happy with it and sometimes not, but there are people out there (like me!) who appreciate your effort regardless :)

Melissa said...

@Meghan: Awww! Thanks for the words of encouragement!

Lee said...

Dear M,

Please keep up the blog! I typically lurk rather than being active anywhere, but... reading Baking for the Boys reminds me of our days at the big F and the lovely/scrumptious going away party you threw for me. How many folks have had a party personally catered by a former Cafe Eccell chef? Good times!

BftB has always sounded so natural - it's easy to imagine you reading it out loud. I should just quit lurking and join...

Keep up the great blogging
:) Lee

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,...your chocolate sauce looks just about perfect!!

I also love your new header!! Very lovely!!

Please;, keep up with your lovely blog!! I thnk you have a COOL foodblog!! Very down to earth & great recipes!

Melissa said...

Lee, I miss you! I wish I could hop on a plane and fly to "practically Canada" so we can sit and gab like we used to!

Sophie, thanks so much. Believe me, I am not going anywhere!