Archive for September, 2007

Berry Creamy Cupcakes

September 24th, 2007

It’s rare when I bake something that has no chocolate in it, since I can’t imagine life without it, but I needed to branch out and try something new. I found this recipe for Raspberry Cream Cupcakes courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network. It was a big hit and so delicious! It’s a great light and airy cupcake, and it is definitely a different twist to your everyday cupcakes. The recipe calls for raspberries, but I also decided to make ones with strawberries instead (I noticed that a lot of my friends weren’t too fond of raspberries). I have to say that I like the strawberry version more, because it reminded me of a strawberry shortcake in a cupcake version. And the unique thing about this cupcake is that you cut the cupcake tops off and spoon the filling on top of the bottom to make it into a cupcake sandwich!

Birthday Surprises

September 19th, 2007

For my birthday last week, my friends surprised me with a Panini Press. I’ve always wanted one, and now I can finally panini press my heart out. I was so excited when I unwrapped my present, I think I was a little too excited. Anyway, I haven’t gotten the chance to experiment with it, but I will sometime this week. So, expect a post on my panini adventures very soon!

Long Time No Blog

September 18th, 2007

Sorry, for the long absence! Life, traveling, and the death of my laptop have kept me pretty busy. So, I just got a new laptop a couple days ago! Thanks to my boyfriend I am now the proud owner of an HP Pavilion Verve Special Edition dv2550se notebook. I fell in love with the design when I first saw it, and its only available at BestBuy. Some of the special perks about this laptop: nice sleek design, built in webcam, comes with a remote that fits inside the laptop, extended life battery, and it has light scribe disc labeling. Oh and of course, Windows Vista! I like the new Vista, but its definitely going to take a little while to get used to.