Saturday, February 4, 2012

Butterbeer Cupcakes

A while back my best friend Jordan came across a recipe for Butterbeer Cupcakes from the blog Amy Bites.  She took a trip to the Harry Potter theme park and sampled the Butterbeer, then formulated her own interpretation via cupcakes!  Genius!

So for Jordan's annual Halloween party, she requested I make these cupcakes.  Always up for a challenge, I happily obliged.  While these cupcakes were incredibly labor intensive (just look at Amy's blog for all the detailed photos!), they were absolutely delicious and well worth the effort.   There were only a few ingredients involved that I didn't have on hand (cream soda, heavy cream, and butterscotch chips).  A must for Harry Potter fans...give them a try!  Thanks Amy Bites for the recipe!

Monday, February 21, 2011

MSC: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

So I'm a few days behind on posting this month's challenge, but here they are a few days late.  This month for our Martha Stewart's Cupcake Challenge, Rebecca of The Baking Sisters chose the Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book.  Please forgive my grainy cell phone pictures! So I boxed up the cupcakes and delivered them cupid style on Valentine's Day.

I think my Dad was pretty excited!
I thought these cupcakes were fairly simple to make. I chose to make chocolate buttercream frosting instead of the dark chocolate frosting. No one in my family really likes dark chocolate, so I figured chocolate buttercream was the way to go.
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! Next month we are baking the Candied Hazelnut Cupcakes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CSN Stores $35 Gift Certificate WINNER!

Congratulations to...

Blogger Lori! She said:

"I would probably use it on a baking set, like the Rachael Ray Oven Lovin Set."

Woo hoo! Check your email Lori!

Thanks to all that entered, I have 99 followers now. So exciting!

Friday, January 28, 2011

TGIF! Let's have a giveaway!

I am so excited to offer a $35 gift code to CSN Stores!  With Valentine's Day coming up, CSN Stores is the perfect place to shop for a gift for your sweetheart. And its Friday, so there is no better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!

CSN Stores have been quite the buzz in the internet shopping world, they have something for everyone. This round chair would be perfect at home or in an office setting. I love the modern style! And, it comes in five awesome colors.

Want a chance to win a $35 gift code to CSN Stores? Here's how:

1. Visit and leave a comment on this post letting me know what you might spend your gift code on.

2. Follow my blog and leave me a comment letting me know that you are a follower.

3. Follow CSN Stores on Twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you follow.

Contest Rules:
-Open to residents of the US and Canada
-Giveaway ends February 4th, 2011 at 11:59CST

Disclaimer: I was provided with a $35 to give away to one of my readers. I was not compensated for this review, these words are my own.

Monday, December 6, 2010

CSN Stores Review

By now you have probably heard about CSN Stores. This online retailer has just about anything you could want or need.

I love shopping with CSN Stores. One of my favorite things about them is how quickly they process their orders. I placed an order and had my items delivered within a week, which is perfect for the holiday season! CSN Stores have the best packaging, too. Every package comes delivered securely packed, so your purchases are safe on the inside. I am always impressed when a package arrives and is so expertly packed to make sure that the product arrives as it is intended.

My latest order from CSN Stores was on two OXO food storage products. Here is the OXO Top Container. It holds 9.3 cups and is the perfect size for carrying Christmas cookies or candy to a holiday party. This is one of the many products that has guaranteed delivery by December 24th!

Here is my FAVORITE product from OXO. It is the OXO Pop Container Square, holding 5.5 quarts! I have always had a problem with my cereal going stale. Let's be honest, folding the bag over and clipping it closed isn't the best method around! So now I store my cereal in this Pop Container and my cereal stays fresh.

CSN Stores has a great variety of OXO products, and many of them are guaranteed delivery by December 24th. Some of them even have free shipping (who doesn't love free shipping?!). So head on over to CSN Stores and check out their amazing selection of gifts (for yourself or someone special!).

Disclaimer: I was provided with a $35 gift code for CSN Stores in exchange for this review. These words are my own, I was not compensated by CSN Stores or OXO for this review.

Monday, November 8, 2010

CSN Stores Upcoming Review

The wonderful people at CSN Stores are at it again!  Soon I will be reviewing a product from CSN Stores' numerous selections.  You can find almost anything you need, from bar tables and stools to the perfect Christmas gift.  I can spend hours looking at their selection of products, there are so many to choose from!

I am so excited for holiday baking to begin, and I can't wait to share my review of CSN Stores with all of my readers.  Have a great week!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CSN Stores $35 Gift Certificate WINNER!

Congratulations to Norma! She is going to get a set of Dansk steak knives with her $35 gift certificate to

Thank you so much to everyone who entered. I'm so glad to have you all as readers!  Be sure to visit for all of your shopping needs.