Friday, May 28, 2010

Lemon Squares


I have always thought lemon bars were so pretty, so when I was trying to decide what to make for a springtime get-together, they were my first choice.

Except, the original recipe I tried didn't turn out so well.  In fact, it was a major fail.

I don't know what I did wrong, but ewww!

Bound and determined to make these treats taste as good as they look, I went on the hunt for the perfect lemon bar recipe.

That's when I found it. 

A five star lemon bar recipe by the Barefoot Contessa.  With over 400 raving reviews, I knew I'd hit the jackpot. 

So, if you want lemon bars that taste as good as they look, the delicousness starts here.

Thank you, Barefoot Contessa!  :)


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Adorable Coffee Shop Cupcakes



Coffee, anyone?  Coffee cupcakes, that is!

Yep, these sweet treats are actually little cupcakes that look just like lattes from our favorite coffee shop!

Aren't they just awesome?

When I saw this idea on CafeMom.com I knew that I had to give them a try. 

My sister is a huge Starbucks fan, so I decided to whip some up for her as a birthday gift.  She loved them!

Not only are these cupcakes as cute as they can be, they are YUMMY!


The "Strawberries and Cream" cupcakes are strawberry cake with buttercream frosting

The "Caramel Macchiatto" cupcakes are chocolate espresso cake with caramel buttercream frosting

DELISH!


Enjoy!  :)




Monday, May 17, 2010

Facebook Fun FREE Giveaway!


The weather is dreary today so I thought I'd brighten things up a little bit with some Facebook fun!

Here's how to join in:

1. "Like" our page on Facebook.

2.  "Share" our page with your friends.

3.  Tune in Thursday to see if you're our random lucky winner! 

The winner will receive a brand new copy of the absolutely FABULOUS book, "What's New, Cupcake?". 

This book is loaded with some of the cutest little cupcake ideas that you will ever see!  I mean seriously...take a look...



The microphone cupcakes would be AWESOME for our American Idol party, and I am chomping at the bit to make the little ant and watermelon cupcakes for Memorial Day! 


...and this?  Chinese food cupcakes?!!  Who would have thought?  This woman is most definitely a creative genious! 

See what I mean?  You WANT this book!  Everything inside is just amazing!

So don't waste another minute! 

Hop on over to our Facebook page and enter for your chance to win!

One winner will be chosen at random from our pool of Facebook friends. 

Hope it's you!  ;)

American Idol Party!



Ready to rock it out? Throw an Amercian Idol party!

Tweens will feel like rock stars when they get the "star" treatment at this fun party!

Lots of music, singing, and a fun photo shoot are just a sampling of the good times to be had.

Check out all of the details here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Swing Those Hips!

Want a game that's lots of fun and good for a giggle?

Give this hip-swingin' game a try!

Stuff a tennis ball or an orange down inside one foot of a pair of pantyhose, then tie the hose around your waist so that the ball is "dangling" between your legs.

Place another ball on the floor and swing your hips to get your hose ball swaying.

Keep swinging your hips to move the ball on the floor to the opposite side of the room or around obtacles. No hands allowed!

Race your friends to see who can get to the finish line first.

We usually make this a relay by dividing the group into teams and passing the hose to the next person in line once someone has completed their turn.

The first team to have all people finish the race wins.

This is SOOOO very funny to watch and makes for a really good time.

So strap on those balls and get your hips swingin (...and get your minds out of the gutter)! ;)

Have fun!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It's Fiesta Time!

Need a quick and easy recipe to help you celebrate?

This black bean and corn salsa is really easy to make and packed with flavor. It looks pretty, too!


Pick up the ingredients on the way home from work, toss them together, and in a matter of minutes you've got a yummy Cinco de Mayo snack!

Don't forget the tortilla chips and margarita mix! :)







 
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