I've been lacking in producing ANYTHING out of the kitchen. quite sad.
But I do have the itch to get in there and bake something. ANYTHING. PLEASE.
So, hopefully I'll whip up something soon. And maybe that'll help abate this anti-people mood I've been in lately. I mean, can sooo many people of the human race REALLY be that dumb? REALLY? (insert work rants here).
In any case, I stumbled upon a blog post on Cupcakes Take The Cake on making healthier cupcakes (YES PLEASE!)... it takes you to an article (with recipes) by the AP. It's a nice little read. So help yourself and enjoy!
And in other (food) news, I attended an awesome bridal/industry bash - "Utterly Spankin' New Year Party" for the e-zine Utterly Engaged ... and of course, noshed out on amazing party foods! (Sorry, forgot the digicam so its gonna be very text-y!)
UM. Fried food anyone?
Mini Chicken Corn Dogs!
Mini Donuts! This had the cutest little fryer that flips the donuts over and out. So cute!
The flavors that go on top (a light powdery flavoring- no sticky liquid gunk!) were really neat! (Oreo, Maple, Cinnamon Sugar, Powdered Sugar, And you could combine them to make your own! I had the raspberry with vanilla... and on a fresh warm donut?... YUMMY!!! Oh, and even sweeter? The nutrition facts: "Each mini donut contains only 1 gram of fat, 26 calories and 3.5 grams of carbs". Needless to say, I was sold.
Candied Bacon? Hells YEAH!
I LOVED her presentation... but personally, the taste fell through for me. I tried the "Original" and the "Chocolate Covered Strawberry". Both were spicy to me. I was expecting that lovely contrast of salty and sweet with this candied bacon... but it just ended up being quite spicy. Good, yeah. But not what I expect and what I'd prefer. (Ila made a BOMB candied bacon fudge over the holidays - THAT is really what I was hoping to sample)
And last, but not least,
HELLO?! Cotton Candy!! I had the strawberry flavored and the pina coloda flavored... MMMMMMM. Delish! And again, I was sold on the fact that they also do ORGANIC cotton candy. SO RAD. (I think I was on this kind of "healthy" watch that night).
But the gal was so sweet! And the company also does caramel apples AND snow cones (sugar-free syrups available, just sayin').