Sunday, June 29, 2008

French Toast mini's

Maple French Toast cupcakes with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

My house smells SO good right now!

I'm also covered in powdered sugar because the dog barked just as I was turning my mixer on to incorporate the sugar into the frosting and I turned the mixer up too high - but it was worth it!

French toast mini cupcakes

French toast mini cupcakes

Saturday, June 28, 2008

How I spent my Saturday morning

While I wouldn't have argued with sleeping in, I was up, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and off to take photos this morning for a friend of mine who was participating in the Strong Vincent re-enactment at the Erie Cemetery. Here are a few of my favorite shots from this morning. (these aren't necessarily in the order that they were taken)







and my favorite shot:


The rest of the photos can be found on my Flickr site.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's just a laugh a minute around here!

Conversation at my house about dinner earlier:

Me: I really don't want to cook tonight. Would you brown the hamburger? (*note* I can't stand the smell of burger cooking inside the house - I don't mind it on the grill, but not in the house)

Dave: No, I don't want to cook either. Why don't you make one of your faux dinners?

Me: *pause to think* What's faux dinner??

D: I don't know, why don't you tell me!

I almost fell off the chair I was sitting on when I realized what had been said. Read it out loud and I hope you giggle like I did. What he meant was like last night, when the kids asked for grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. It was just kind of an "on the fly" dinner, nothing really planned.

He's just a regular comedian, I tell ya!

I have to laugh this morning

I just came back inside from taking the dog out. We were not three steps off the porch when this little kid that I've never seen in my neighborhood before lost his shit over my dog and started yelling "PIT BULL!" over and over again. Um, my dog is about a foot tall and looks nothing like one. I explained to him that Milo is not a pit bull at all, but he still hightailed it out of there.



Wanna play?

do you mind?

Milo is an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier who has the sweetest disposition ever. JRT's aren't normally good with small children, but he was raised with mine as toddlers, so he grew up with them. The other three kids that this little boy was with came up and asked to pet him (I praise their parents for teaching their kids to ask to pet a dog they don't know - so many kids just run up and touch him).

I have nothing against pit bulls if they are raised properly. I have an out-of-state friend who breeds them and his pups are some of the sweetest dogs I know. I know we have several right on our street, but have never spoken to their owners, so I don't know what their dogs are like.

If you happen to see Milo and I around, please feel free to stop and talk, or just pet him - he'll love the attention!

Friday, June 20, 2008

cookie dough cupcakes

pre-oven cookie dough cupcakes
(yes, I know I need new baking pans)

unfrosted cookie dough cupcakes

finished cookie dough cupcakes


Now, when should I expect company? *quickly cleans her house*

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

white chocolate raspberry mini's

I bought the most delicious red raspberries at Mason Farms yesterday and just had to find a cupcake use for them!

unfrosted white chocolate raspberry mini cupcakes

white chocolate raspberry mini cupcakes

white chocolate raspberry mini cupcakes

Monday, June 16, 2008

do want!

I must have this shirt!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


...grasshopper cupcakes, that is! Chocolate cupcake with a peppermint buttercream frosting. I'm not usually a big fan of chocolate but I just couldn't resist trying one and mmmmm I may just have to sneak one more, lol.

These are a surprise for my father, so if you know him - *shhh!* LOL

grasshopper cupcakes

mint buttercream frosting

creamsicle cupcakes

These did not last long at my house this week, but will definitely be made again.

orange dreamsicle cupcake

orange dreamsicle cupcake

Next cupcake on the list: Grasshopper cupcakes (chocolate cupcake with mint buttercream frosting).

Sunday, June 8, 2008

cookies 'n' cream

Here are the cupcakes that you voted on! (well, that Michael voted on, lol - I don't get many readers, I don't think).

frosted cookies 'n' cream cupcakes

frosted cookies 'n' cream cupcakes

and you can see I ran out of the correct frosting and had some vanilla on hand

I ran out of the oreo frosting

and an inside view too!

cookies 'n' cream inside

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

you help me decide!

I'm in the mood to bake something again.

Big surprise, right?

Well, I've narrowed my choices down to three cupcakes, but I want you (my few readers) to help me decide which one I'll try making first.

Your choices are:

1. Cookies 'n Cream cupcakes

2. Orange Dreamsicle cupcakes

3. Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes.

I have everything I need to make all three of the above - I just need help deciding which ones to make first. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Taste testers are welcome after I make them, too!