Friday, February 27, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes!

Today is hubby's birthday so I wanted to do something special for him. He likes cupcakes and they are more portable than a hunk of cake for him to take with him for lunch so that is what I did :) No I didn't just get a cake mix either I did them from scratch and even one step further...well a couple further LOL! I made vanilla batter then added colors to some of it to get a tye-dye look! LOL here is them after I just plopped the colored batters into the papers.

Next I swirled them a little - not so much I guess they are more multi-colored than tye-dyed!

popped them in the oven to bake...wait ....wait.....wait....smells so good! wait..... DING!

this is what came out!

are those totally cool looking or what?!?!?!?
I can't wait to see what he says!
One batch is never enough so the second batch i only mixed vanilla and chocolate with. Then I made 2 batches of frosting vanilla and chocolate and covered half of each with each flavor so it was mixed up a bit.

We are going to Red Lobster with our dd and her fiance so I packaged a single one up to take with us and present to him there :)


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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Monday, February 2, 2009

Yeah STEELERS! and more...

Well that was sure a game to watch to the very end last night! Packed with excitement and the commercials too LOL! I have to admit though I did not really care for halftime - I didn't think it was all that great and found myself wandering aroung the house while the E Street Band was doing their thing. Anyway YEAH STEELERS!
I found this awesome site today called A Year of CrockPotting
I linked it on the side for future reference too!
There are tons of recipes -all tried and reported back on for your crock pot. I am always on the lookout for more recipes to make life easier and now I have another reason in that I am walking with a friend (although via phone since we are in different states LOL) I need a quick or already cooked recipe for this night each week so we both talked about crock potting it. Hopefully I can keep it up and report back with some yummy recipes for you to try also, I am pretty adept at the quik cooking LOL! In the meantime though I am going to start loving my crock pot a bit more and plan to try several recipes from the above site.
Pass along ones you know are good too!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Woot Woot!

Go Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will you be watching the game today?