Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa's helpers!

Hey guys!

It is getting crazy busy trying to get everything ready for our trip on Wednesday but I wanted to share my cakepops with you!

I'm invited to one of my best friend's annual Christmas party tonight so I thought I'd whip up something sweet. I originally set out to make milk chocolate turtle fudge, but after three failed attempts [which I'll tell you about in another post!] I let the scorched chocolate win and moved on to these cutie pies pops!


Aren't they sweet?!

I followed Bakerella's cakepop instructions and had a really fun time making them :)

This will probably be my last post before we travel to Florida so hopefully I'll be able to post from down south!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The cutest, bestest, cupcake giveaway!

Running Cupcake!


 Could this be more perfect? It represents my two all time favorite things! Cupcakes + Running!



Rad Runner is hosting a super duper awesome giveaway! If I sound giddy and excited it's because I really am! I just can't get over how great this little guy is!

And if you think he's cute, check out the rest of Blame the Moon's amazing art!

So, as much as I want this guy I thought you should all have a shot at winning him too! Enter here!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Let the holidays begin!

Hey guys!

12am last night I dropped my final paper in my department's mailbox and officially finished my first semester of graduate studies! It was a scary and stressful semester but I made it through! Now I can finally relax and start enjoying the holiday season, there is lots of baking and boring treadmill crisp morning runs to be had! Not to mention Hughie and I will be leaving for Florida on the 22nd to visit my parents! I'm looking forward to getting a little sun in the dead of winter :)

Garlic
The last time we talked I had a bit of a crisis on my hands, an abundance of garlic. So I took Small Town Girl's advice and cooked up some 20 clove garlic! It.was.amazing.

I some how lost half of the pictures I took while cooking so you can enjoy the visual stimulation of spices in a bowl and a pan full-o-buttah!



Who doesn't like admiring butter anyways?

You can find the recipe I used here!

And since we're on the topic of butter...



I made these red velvet cupcakes for a university potluck and they are YUMMY!

Oh...helloo.

I followed the recipe from Cook's Illustrated and added a couple extra Tbsp of Cocoa.

What are you up to during the holidays?

Alanna