Saturday, April 11, 2009


I had a moment of inspiration. I made muffins yesterday. I made the kind that uses a box cake mix and 15 oz of pumpkin and nothing else. Well I had a 29 oz can of pumpkin and two cake mixes 1 spice and 1 chocolate. So I divided up the can I thought evenly, however the chocolate was very dense so I added some water. Both muffins are very moist but now in retropect, I think if I had peanut butter chips that the chocolate muffins would have been super delicious. I did contemplate putting tiny chocolate eggs with peanut butter in the center of the muffins, since I make baby bundt muffins, but thought it was a bit too much chocolate. The muffins were excellent. For the record, you cannot taste pumpkin in the chocolate muffins, so its a great additive that keeps them moist and leaves out the oil.

Okay just after I posted this, I found this. OH MY STARS.. I must make these...... I think its destiny..

Pumpkin Brownies
by Celia ChengOctober 26th, 2007
FAT WITCH BAKERY75 9th Ave@ 16th St212-807-1335$$
I’m revisiting an old craving but this time with a recipe since it’s pumpkin season, which means it’s pumpkin brownie season. OMG! So tasty!
Pumpkin Witches from Chelsea’s Fat Witch Bakery.
Makes 36 squares


1 2/3 cup unbleached flour
1⁄4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1⁄2 tbs cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbs vanilla
1⁄2 cup water
1 cup no-spice canned pumpkin
1⁄2 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.3. In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar, and vanilla.4. Beat in eggs.5. Stir in pumpkin.6. Fold in dry ingredients.7. Add chocolate chips.8. Pour into 10×15 jelly roll pan and bake 25-35 minutes.9. Let cool 45 minutes and cut into two-inch pieces.

oh and HAPPY BOBMAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Going over the edge

Okay so I crocheted for years, but I never made a toilet paper cover or a toilet seat cover for that matter. I have seen some truly gruesome crocheted stuff. I swore I would not be a party to it. I have crocheted a few mice lately as cat toys. So here is my problem. I can't have real flowers in the house, they will just be dragged about the house by the furry ones. So I saw the flowers on the Joann Website and thought hmmmmmmmm perhaps.... Then I had a vision of me becoming Granny from Sylvester and Tweety. (Okay so I have to grow my hair out to do the bun thing, and I have to get a chest, to fill out the granny dress, but I do have glasses. I am serious I got this crazed vision of me as her the semi-sweet granny from Tweety... Over the edge I go

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Staging your sock photos

The things that children teach you. Barb and Rayne were going to photograph Barb's bunnies, Rayne who just turned 7 years old set up the photo. She posed the bunnies in the window and put Easter Eggs around them, she STAGED the photo. Well not to be outdone by the likes of a 7 year old I have restaged a few photos myself. Darn those people who I have given away socks to, I won't be able to restage all my socks. Here are my "Socks so nice I bought the yarn twice." You would think I would recall what yarn it was huh? Nope not a clue. Fortuately I will see it again on Ravelry and then post the correct name. But you bought it twice you say. I did and Barb took it and knit a pair for Gena, her sock groupie, so I don't know the name of it. However I loved the yarn. Now I had knit these almost a year and a half ago and worn them and look they look just fine. I am not kind to my socks, I wash them in the washer and use the dryer and bam don't they still look Fabulous..... Yeah I am a nerd of the first order, but I amuse myself if noone else. I was kind too, since I have possession of FOOL4YARN'S "St. Patrick's Day Socks" I also staged and photographed them... and being the nice person that I am I snuck into her Ravelry account and posted the new photo for her.
Barb's sister Rose has three pair of my socks and one pair of Barb's socks, I told her I wanted all her socks to rephotograph them, she looked at me like "Yeah Right". But I am sorry I did not stage them properly from the get go. It could happen, it might not. I would like to have them photographed on the sock forms to show just how pretty they really are, however we shall see.
Oh and Rayne, how do you like my photo now? Seven year old sheesh......