Monday, February 8, 2010

WONDERFUL cupcake artist - A Baked Creation

OK, this gal does INCREDIBLE cupcakes! I've been looking at her dinosaur cupcakes in awe for months & just saw the fun little monster ones she's got on her blog - check these out! How fun are these?!

and be sure to check out the dinosaurs when you go to her blog! SUPER CUTE!


LOVE LOVE LOVE carmel & about a month ago I discovered what I really think is THE best caramel ever! I am out right now and can't stop thinking about this carmel! I have a bottle on teh way & seriously I don't think it can get here soon enough!

It's from Tastefully SImple and it is so buttery and sinfully delicious! I finally busted open my jar & made this dessert on New Years Eve - SO good!!

Caramel Fudge Molten Cake
Submitted by Rosemary (MN) HQ Resident Chef

3 eggs
2 eggyolks
Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 jar Creamy Caramel Sauce, divided

Whisk eggs and egg yolks until foamy. Stir in Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix and melted butter; mix well. Fold in 1/2 cup Creamy Caramel Sauce. Line 12 muffin cups with paper cupcake liners; spray liners with nonstick cooking spray. Fill about 3/4 full of batter. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or just until edges are set. Center will be slightly dry but still jiggly. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Microwave remaining Creamy Caramel Sauce 20-30 seconds or until warm. Drizzle sauce over each small dessert plate. Place a cake upside down over sauce; carefully remove paper. If desired, sift a little powdered sugar over the top of the cake. Makes 12 servings.

Temple Grandin - movie for HBO

(Clare Danes as Temple Grandin)
I had never heard of Temple Grandin, nor this movie. We caught the premiere of it Saturday night on HBO and it was WONDERFUL! This woman was able to achieve things that the Dr's tried telling her mother would never happen. They told her best to put her in an institution. HUGE pat on the back for her mother being so strong and refusing to believe them! She pushed Temple to be better and had the saying "differnet but not less" and that was (IS) so true! I also loved when Professor Carlock took such an interest in her and think that was such a helpful way of helping her to understand things when he explained to her about the doors of opportunity and walking through them. This movie was amazing and I really hope she gets an award for her acting in this movie as it was superb! The whole cast really was amazing. The way the explained what Temple sees with the flashing pictures, that was an incredible way to help those of us who know nothing about autism get an idea on how it works in their head a bit. This is a must see movie! Temple now teachers at a school in Colorado, though I can't remember where.