Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Building a Better Desk

I want this desk...like now. There are even PDF instructions for it! I totally need another project to do right now...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

nOm NOm NoM!

You may have heard of the awesomeness that is Hungry Girl's Chocolate Cake...If you haven't, listen up! It has two ingredients, and it will change your life. I modified the original recipe by using chocolate fudge cake mix (in place of Devil's Food), and adjusting the cooking temperature and time for cupcakes. I promise, you can not taste the pumpkin. These suckers taste just like the cake in Ho Ho's! They are dense, moist and uber chocolicious! Hubby and Jayson both ate two as soon as they came out of the oven. Minor tongue burns may have been sustained.

Bonus: They contain no raw eggs, so you can lick the beater without getting Salmonella! Yay for not getting Salmonella!

Easiest Semi Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1-15 oz. can 100% Pure Pumpkin

Pre heat oven to 375 F. Mix together cake mix and pumpkin until well combined. This mixture will be super thick. It's OK! Spoon into cupcake cups, filling about 3/4 full. The batter will keep it's shape, so you may want to smooth out the tops. Bake for 20-23 minutes. Enjoy. 

129 Calories
1.5g Fat
2g Protein
2g Fiber
per cupcake 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring is Springing!

If you live in Canada, New England, the Midwest or anywhere in Northern Europe, you are going to hate me for this! It's the middle of February, and in the lovely San Fransisco Bay Area, Spring is upon us. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming , and my flip-flops are out of hibernation! My container garden is also off to a good start.

My zucchini plant is soaking up the sunshine. Yellow squash and green onions are planted as well. 
Early Girls, Brandy Wines, Japanese Eggplant, Bell Pepper, Cilantro, Italian Parsley, and Basil are still in their seed starting trays, but they are outside during the day. 
Butter Lettuce, Green Beans, and Wax Beans will be started outside, once I finish my planter boxes.

Our Calamansi tree is loaded with blossoms and itty bitty fruit.

A humming bird built her nest in our tree! It's sooo tiny and cute!

Did I mention the flowers were blooming?