Vote for my cupcake!

Voting has started from the IronCupcake:Earth Staying Warm Challenge! Vote for my Snuggie cupcake at Nobody Puts Cupcake in a Corner. The rail for voting is on the right side of the page. You rule. 😀

I put a cupcake in Snuggie

Yup, that’s a cupcake in a Snuggie. Now you’ve seen it all. I did it, guys. I think I may have crafted the most ridiculous item, ever. Well, it’s at least the most ridiculous craft I’ve personally ever concocted. Most ridiculous item ever is a pretty tall order. Have you checked out Regretsy.com? Sheesh. (FYI: […]

Eats of Eden: Out of season

Apple-cranberry pie appears in a back copy of Cook’s Illustrated. The genesis of this entry has roots all the way back to Thanksgiving. It was a small-scale feast for just me and MVH, and it was delicious. MVH grilled a turkey breast (a first for him), and it was smoky and moist. I made mashed […]

Time out, time in

Slabs of delicious quick bread are a pretty good reason to get up in the morning. Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite was my baking soundtrack recently. I made quick bread between pirouettes, MVH dropping by from time to time to join the dance. It was relaxing and silly, everything you could want a baking experience to be […]

Voting now is open for IronCupcake:Earth

Hey, kittens. It’s time to vote for my Apple Challenge cupcake at No One Puts Cupcake in a Corner. Click here to vote. Like last time, the voting zone is in a scrolling box on the right. Look for Sie macht and cast your vote for me. I baked cupcakes in orange peels! I think […]

Eats of Eden: Apples to oranges

Surprise! There’s a cupcake in my orange peel. I relish the contrary. Maybe it’s the Gemini in me. I strive to be unpredictable and to challenge and expand what I know. When the November IronCupcake:Earth Apple Challenge was announced, I put on my thinking helmet to come up with a way to turn baking with […]

East meets West meets Erin

The Biscevic Turkish House, built in 1635, overlooks the Neretva River in Mostar. The Franciscan Church’s spire, the tallest in Mostar, stands across the river. When I was on vacation in September, I visited Mostar, a city in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It has become one of my most memorable travel experiences. Light streams through the windows of […]

Eats of Eden: Smothered and covered

Apples are piled high with butter, brown sugar, and spices. In case you hadn’t noticed, I love food. And, honest to goodness, I am not a food snob. Yes, I appreciate a gourmet meal. My recent anniversary dinner at Restaurant Muramoto was a four-course culinary adventure; I had potatoes I can’t even explain. But I […]

Eats of Eden: Now with less butter

Chop, chop. Hi, guys. I’ve decided to give you a recipe with less butter! See, I do care about your cholesterol. I try to keep things around here balanced, and I noticed a proliferation of sweet treats. Well, it’s time to eat our vegetables. And fruit. Together. All at once. In one happy, white jumble. […]

We’re No. 3!

Ziggy Cupcake and the Sprinkles from Mars received 76 votes in the IronCupcake:Earth Music Challenge, which was good enough for third place out of 49 entries! Yay! Pretty darn good for my first time, eh? Thank you so much for your votes. I am honored that you took time to support me and my baking […]

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