Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

In Chocolate, Frostings and Icings, Muffins and Cupcakes on August 22, 2010 at 7:59 am
From Adriana Baking

It’s humid, hot, and the weather is practically unbearable. It’s summer!

For about a week now, I’ve been pet-sitting our neighbors’ two German Shepherd Labrador mixes . When I get up in the morning, the sky is a cloudless stretch of bright baby blue, and the trees just outside my bedroom are awake with the music of songbirds and the gentle swaying of the wind, weaving in and out of their deep emerald-green leaves.  Seemingly, the weather is perfect. But once outside, I’ll be drenched in sweat without so much of a light breeze to cool me down.  The dogs will be pulling on their leashes one minute, then suddenly jerking to a stop the next in hope of finding a morsel of food left behind on the dark gray pavement.  And by the time the sun sets and it’s time for another walk, the weather will be no less hot than before. Read the rest of this entry »

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

In Frostings and Icings, Muffins and Cupcakes on June 6, 2010 at 7:57 am
From Adriana Baking

“Eww! Don’t you rinse your toothbrush under the water before putting it in your mouth?”, my friend asked at a sleepover the other day.  She thought the toothpaste stuck to the roof of your mouth if you didn’t rinse it first.

I had never given much thought to the way I brush my teeth. But my friend was right; it was much more pleasant to rinse the toothbrush under water before putting it in my mouth. I just always stuck the toothbrush straight into my mouth, without giving it a second thought.

There are some things that, no matter how unpleasant, I do just one way. I now try to remember to rinse the toothbrush under water first, because it makes brushing your teeth much more enjoyable and effective too. Read the rest of this entry »