Saturday, March 31, 2012

Not a Real Post

Every once in a while (aka - like 10 times a day) I check to see how many hits my blog has gotten and how people find their way to my ramblings.  Today I hit a jackpot.  You see, when you type a search into google, and it leads you to a blog which you choose to click on, the owner of that blog can see the search terms you used.  Usually the search are boring like - corona cupcake or libatious litigator.  This time, it turns out there are two oddities.

And now, I present to you the odd search terms bringing people to my blog:
  • Why does my limoncello look like pee
  • ganchen pastru fejsbooh
Clearly the limoncello pee question pulled up my homemade limoncello post...where I clearly compared my giant bucket of limoncello to pee...well...the look of pee...

I haven't the foggiest clue what the second search was.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm an Idiot...or...I'm REALLY Dedicated to my Job!

Obviously this post isn't about cupcakes.  Sorry...

Anyway, on Tuesday I was sitting in my office, pouring over a plaintiff's medical records, doing some research into the various pain medications he has been prescribed over the two years since his accident.  I do some google searches for the uses of the medications, side effects, etc.  One is a muscle relaxer, one is an anti-inflammatory, and the third is a narcotic pain med.

Then I leave and go to hot yoga.

If you've never tried hot yoga, you should.  It's awesome.  But you should be careful.  Very, very careful. In this particular yoga class we do a lot of inversions (we go upside down).  Well, near the end of class I attempted to do something that is similar to a headstand.  I failed in a painful way.  Nothing big happened, I just put my legs up and my neck went slightly to the left.  And then there was pain.  Nothing bad at first...but gradually it grew.  And now I'm on the same pain meds as the plaintiff!  (minus the anti-inflammatory).

So, the moral of the story is I'm really dedicated and just wanted to know first hand what the side effects of these pain meds are.  So, thank you hot yoga.  

PS - if one more person tells me about the STUPID New York Times article from a month or so ago that details the dangers of yoga, I may scream!  Yes people, yoga, just like every other athletic activity, can lead to injuries.  If done improperly.  Like I did.  

Ok, rant over!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Butter Cream Frosting

This spring, Ian has an amazing internship working at a prestigious accounting firm...and it has the potential to lead to a full time job when he graduates.  It's a tax internship during the busy tax time, and so far he is loving it.  He is loving it so much, in fact, that he decided he wants to bribe them into giving him a job...or into liking him...which he hopes will lead to a job.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blue Moon & Corona Cupcakes

I was recently tricked into making these cupcakes:

(can you figure out what is wrong with this picture?)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bacon Whole Wheat Pancakes

(I decided that since the post is short, the picture has to be big!)
As usual, it has been FOREVER since I have posted anything.  Such is life, no?!  Anyway, just a short little post today...Ian and I decided to make some delicious pancakes for breakfast-lunch yesterday (no, this was not brunch.  It was at 1:30 in the afternoon...we just decided to have breakfast for lunch).

Ian baked some bacon in the oven, and then I whipped up these whole wheat pancakes...put the cooked bacon on the skillet and then dump your batter right on top of the bacon!  Delicious!  My sister pointed out that bacon in a whole wheat pancake "defeats the purpose of the whole wheat pancake."  My thoughts = bacon never defeats the purpose of anything...bacon goes with everything!  Also, the whole wheat pancakes (while nutritious) are also delicious! 

We also made some dunk eggs (I believe people outside of my family call these over easy) to throw on top of the pancakes!  All in all, this was a delicious breakfast lunch.  The pancakes were light and fluffy and had a really good flavor.  Next time, however, I will be crumbling the bacon and mixing it into the batter so I can have a bite of bacon with most bites of pancake!  Sounds good, right?!

(Please forgive my terrible photo)

Whole Wheat Pancakes -

2 cups whole wheat flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon (we added a little extra)
2 tsp sugar (we added a little extra)
pinch nutmeg
2 large eggs
2 cups + 2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add in all wet ingredients and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots.  Don't over mix.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium heat.
  4. Lightly spay cooking spray on skillet (we used butter).
  5. Place bacon on skillet and cover with 1/4 cup of pancake batter.
  6. When bubbles settle and the edges begin to set, flip the pancake and cook the other side to golden brown. 
  7. EAT!