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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcake for Thanksgiving!

So this Monday my work had Thanksgiving lunch. It's a potluck, everyone is bringing a dish and we will all have lunch together to celebrate Thanksgiving! Now I'm not a cook, but I know how to bake ( a little ).So the first thing I did was volunteer to make the dessert. I was going to make my regular red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting but a friend suggested that I make pumpkin cupcakes instead because it's more of a "fall dessert" and so she sent me the Martha Stewart pumpkin cupcake recipe.
 
Here is are the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree 
 
 
It took a lot of ingredient but turned out pretty yummy. The recipe said it yields 18 cupcakes but i was able to make 24 cupcake with that bach. Also here is the recipe I used for the cream cheese frosting. I didn't like this recipe, I felt like it was TOO cream cheese tasting but everyone said it was yummy.



It looked really lumpy and I had no idea why.. but it turned out okay.

Pretty exciting to see it go from this...

 
To this...
 
 
This was when I knew it was a success! Whoo Hoo.

 
Okay la, thank you for stopping by. The cupcake was a hit! My husband liked it too. I pretty sure I will make more.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Starbucks November 2012 Bogo deal!

Hmm.. I love it when I start seeing these red holiday cups! even better when there is a deal.
So get ready! starting tomorrow ( 11/15/12 ) I already know the lines in the city will be mad! I'll probably head there at 1:50pm and start lining up =)
 
What will you try first? I'm thinking of the Gingerbread Latte mmmMmm
 
 
The holidays are about sharing traditions with friends and family.
Rekindle your favorite memories with someone special during our Buy One, Share One event. November 15-18, 2-5pm at participating Starbucks stores, buy one holiday beverage and we'll give you a second one of equal or lesser value to share.

H&M 40% one item!

Hi all, oh poo I wish I posted this earlier. H&M is having 40% off any item!
from 11/12/12 - 11/14/12.
 
Enjoy today is the last day!