Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Circus Peanuts: Bringing People Together Since The 1800's

I was so excited that my Muffin and I were mentioned on Candy Yum Yum for our love of Circus Peanuts.

We are officially on the "Who's who of who really likes circus peanuts" list.


(Circus Peanuts rule)

The Cupcake(Goggles) Project

I just happen to be passing through The Cupcake Project site and found this...

Super fun!!

The Cupcake Project is an innovative idea by City at NZ Cupcake Queen to spread creativity around the globe to all cupcake lovers. It is a true idea that emphasizes the fact that EVERYONE has a creative side to them.

Click HERE to check out all the cupcake art and to submit your own!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Picture it. Sicily. 1900. An olive-skinned woman sets out for the new world."

I'm sure by now you have all heard the sad news that Estelle Getty passed away today. She will always be remembered and loved. Especially as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls. Here is one of my favorite Sophia lines.

Ni Hao!

I recently came across what is now my new favorite cartoon, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan! Here is Kai-Lan with her friend Rintoo:

The show is similar to Dora The Explorer except Kai-Lan is Chinese and she teaches Chinese. There are a few other really cute characters too.

My favorite character on the show is Hoho... he is a silly monkey.

...and apparently a DJ too.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Surprise For My Muffin

Last night after having dinner with my boyfriend who is Megaboyfriend, he got so sad that there was no dessert. He rarely wants dessert so it figures that the only night that he does I've got nothing. ME! The baking lady... one who bakes treats and yummy goodness. It broke my heart to see him with out dessert, so I decided to make him this:
SURPRISE!! It's a summer fruit crisp! I had some peaches, plums and one nectarine that were on the verge of going to waste. So, I did what my Mother did yesterday and baked them into something scrumptious. I used a recipe from my pink bible:

I almost followed the recipe but used a little more oats, both cinnamon and nutmeg and the above mentioned summer fruit.

Here is something yummy and sweet for the sweetest person I know.

PS - I did not microwave this.. I baked it and made my house smell so good. :)