Sunday Arts and Crafts #3

Hello sunshine!  I am on Spring Break which means my 50-hour week (count it: 32 work, 14 school, 4 ballet) is now a ZERO-hour week.  And that means Saturday morning pancakes, and a long Saturday in the sun away from my computer, which is why nothing got posted yesterday. But I am back in the bloggin’ saddle, and I have something fun and easy to share with you.

Today on Sunday Arts and Crafts, we will be performing a bit of surgery… T Shirt Surgery that is.  I don’t know about you, but somehow MyJo and I have become the owners of waaaay too many tshirts.  And girls in boxy, manly t shirts are not too cute.  So why not alter those Ts into something awesome… today: a mens T shirt into a casual mini skirt with pockets.

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Published in: on March 28, 2010 at 5:06 pm  Comments (7)  

Vegan Agave Nectar Cupcakes

I was having a bit of trouble last night concentrating on my giant research proposal that was due this morning, so I did the practical thing and whipped up a batch of those agave nectar cupcakes Jenna shared yesterday… and they are most definitely crazy good and nearly guiltless.  I threw together a vegan faux butter cream using my imagination and the ingredients I bought for the cupcakes, and topped those little guys with it.

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Published in: on March 26, 2010 at 10:08 am  Comments (1)  

Guest Post! “Growing Up Green” by Jenna Atchison

Today I am handing the site over to the beautiful, talented, vegan goddess, Jenna Atchison.  Jenna is a killer photographer, vegan-cupcake-bakin’ queen, and mom to the cutest kids in the whole world.  Yah, I said it… in the whole world.

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Published in: on March 25, 2010 at 7:53 am  Comments (5)  

Cupcakes and Cocktails, Part 1 of 5

Hello!  I’m a bit more cheerful this morning and am excited to share the first cupcake of a five part series I am calling Cupcakes and Cocktails.  The theory here is taking delicious cocktails, and trying to recreate the flavor combinations into tasty cupcakes.  I’ve come up with all the recipes in this series myself, although much credit should go to MyJo–  flavor investigator extraordinaire.

Part 1 of Cupcakes and Cocktails will be focusing on The Beachcomber.

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Published in: on March 24, 2010 at 10:56 am  Comments (6)  

Cupcakes and Cocktails Postponed

This evening my family lost someone very special.  So, even though earlier today MyJo and I had a fantastic cupcake adventure, I really only feel like writing about one of the best breakfast-for-dinner comfort foods: Box Pancakes For One.

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Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm  Comments (1)  

Coq Au Vin

Coq au Vin, French for Get in my belly!

Or something like that.

I have heard this pronounced every way possible, but the way I say it is “co kuh vee” with the emphasis on the “co.” But my family just calls it Goopy Chicken and you are welcome to do the same.

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Published in: on March 22, 2010 at 9:43 am  Comments (1)  

Sunday Arts and Crafts #2

Vinyl Record Bowls


This project is super easy, super cheap, and makes a really great gift… especially for the music lovers in your life.  A rock and roll Easter basket, maybe?

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Published in: on March 21, 2010 at 7:04 am  Comments (6)  

Dulce de Leche Sammies Part 2

If you haven’t eaten all the yummy Dulce de Leche that you made yesterday, it’s time to bake some cookies to turn into alfajores.

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Published in: on March 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm  Comments (2)  

Dulce de Leche Sammies Part 1

Today we’re going to make some Dulce de Leche! Yum! This is the first step in making alfajores which are a South American treat consisting of two sweet, flakey cookies smooshed together with a dulce de leche filling.  These little sammies are so delightful they are actually Argentina’s official National Cookie.

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Published in: on March 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Roasted Banana Cupcakes with Guinness Glaze

Wondering what to do with all that left over Guinness you bought yesterday because it was on sale at Whole Foods? Well, my friends, I’ve got a recipe for you… Roasted Banana Cupcakes with Guinness Glaze.

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Published in: on March 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm  Comments (6)