Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chocolate Contest

Recently my wonderful mother found a chocolate contest in Tyler, Texas which Andrew, Mom and I entered. Andrew made peanut butter chip cookies and Mom made chocolate cherry cookies for their divisions.  For my group I made a chocolate cake and chocolate truffles. While the desserts were being judged, a cooking demonstration was held. The demo taught how to make different types of truffles and how to cook with white chocolate. After the demonstration the judges announced the winners. Sadly Mom and Andrew didn't place, but I placed 2nd with my truffles.

Did you know that.........

Truffles originated in France?
Truffles got their name because they look like the truffle mushroom?
Truffles were first made on an accident?


Monday, February 3, 2014


The Babirusa
The answer to the What is this animal 2 blogpost is a Babirusa. This animal is very rare, they live only in Indonesia and the Philippine Islands. Here the Babirusa like to stay near mud pits and bodies of water in the rainforest.They are omnivores meaning that they eat plants and meat. A typical  Babirusa diet consists of insects, fruit, roots, and other vegetation. The male Babirusa has tusks and can weigh up to two hundred and twenty pounds. Female Babirusa either have small tusks or none at all. The tusks are actually not tusks but teeth that have grown through their skull. A very interesting video that explains this process is listed below: A very strange thing about the Babirusa's teeth is that they will eventualy grow through the skull. This doesn't happen to all male Babirusa, because their teeth break easily during fighting. 

I hope you enjoyed reading my post, and have learned more about God's amazing creatures. Genesis 1:25 says that And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.