Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
But aren't they pretty? **rolls eyes** Other than they do actually look like I put the chocolate on them with my fingers... And you can tell that the dark ones were in the fridge - they're 'blooming'... as in they have white spots starting to form on them.
So that is NOT how to make flip flops out of Nutter Butters.
This however.... is....
Take one package of Nutter Butters... melt up some Wilton Candy melts ...
Draw the little straps and put an M&M where the 'strap' would connect with the sole of the flip flop.
Chill for 15 minutes and you're good to go... nice, pretty... NON MESSY... flip flops.
They look lovely on a plate...
More tomorrow on the baking project this week... if I have all that melted chocolate cleaned up from my kitchen, that is. LOL
And if I can manage to not attempt eating my own flipflops.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
So I knew that show was going to be tearing me down the middle. I've been a fan of Joey and Rory ... as well as Caitlyn and Will... So the fact that Joey and Rory ended up third .. .was a bit of a disappointment, but I am so thrilled that Cait & Will won. I got goosebumps watching them sing today so that was really cool.
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As far as only things that matter... really...
It can be hard to find what really matters. Friendships really matter.
Knowing that someone is always going to be there for you even when your schedules suck and don't match up well... well... that matters. So ... to my friends who I don't get to spend much time online with... lately...
I luv ya...
I do miss our time together, but I understand that things get crazy and sometimes there are other things that NEED to matter to you and take precidence.
That won't change the fact that I luv ya and I'm there for ya...
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I've come to the conclusion that there is more testing that has to happen before I'm willing to call them a success.
But they are delicious so for myself alone, I don't mind that most of the pineapple pieces stuck to the bottom of the cupcake cups. I think that if I would have been a little more generous with the margarine at the bottom of the pan... those might have come out easier.
So for right now today... the only thing that matters... LOL
Is that the chef-testant... that I wanted to win from the first episode... Stephanie... WON Top Chef!!!
Which is excellent because she is the first female winner of Top Chef... and it's also excellent because she showed all throughout the show that if she was in the bottom on something... she paid more attention to that faulty part of her dish the next time and corrected it. I don't think she was ever nailed for the same fault twice.
I'm just very excited about that. I love watching shows like that where I get to be right... LOL
Okay so that's all for now because I'm at work.
But I will be blogging later and showing off my newest baking success - I hope to have something food related at least once a week...
Pineapple Upsidedown cupcakes... coming later tonight...!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Only Things That Matter.
Because... I will probably only blog about whatever seems to matter the most that day.
I've been obsessed lately with looking at other blogs and I started thinking I could do this...
I like to bake. I like to write fanfiction stories... watch the Food Network... Watch my favorite TV shows almost religiously...
and I like shopping... sometimes just for the window shopping.
I have weight issues... I've been trying ... with limited success ... to adhere to Weight Watchers and follow through with the ideas and habits that I've picked up from going to meetings for the last two and a half years. So there are lots of little successes that I have with recipes... adapting recipes to fit the guidlines.
And since I can't financially afford to walk away from my job to go be on Top Chef or Next Food Network Star... or even Nashville Star... because I was a music major in college and I think every music major at some point or another does harbor a secret ambition to have a recording deal fall into their lap... (But there didn't seem to be anyone around the Nashville airport when I was there about three weeks ago... so I guess that's a wait list dream.... LOL)
Then just maybe this blog will allow me to share a few things that have worked for me.
I guess today... the only thing that matters ... is that I'm excited about starting a blog...!