It's a rainy Sunday morning here at the Mouse House. Countrymouse has zipped to the market to pick up some milk and scrapple. Yummmm..... scrapple. (This can and will be a post on it's own. If you don't live in the Mid-Atlantic, you've probably never heard of it and all I can say is, sorry about your luck!) I've been scrolling through my blog roll and reading all these wonderful foodie blogs that have made me ravenous. Like this one with a recipe for a just kill me now chocolate cake (she calls it the "weapon of ass destruction") and this one that gives a recipe for Pimento Cheese. (I am totally going to make this. The only Pimento Cheese I've ever eaten had Kraft stamped on the label and I thought that was pretty good, so I am sure this will be divine. Besides, her post title is so cute... Pimento Cheese: The Glue that Holds the South Together.)
The one item food that I haven't been able to get out of my head lately is cupcakes. Cupcakes are so in right now and are just so haute chic. I remember my mom making cupcakes for school parties and such. Nothing over the top... a Betty Crocker mix and chocolate frosting. We were thrilled. Who knew they'd take on a life of their own? There are cupcake bakeries and shops opening up all over the place, like this one in DC. (A little bit of a drive for me just for cupcakes, but definitely worth stopping for next time I'm there.) Speaking of Betty Crocker... even they are getting in on the cupcake movement. I recently got an e-mail from them with this recipe for Pink Champagne Cupcakes. You all know about my love for champagne, so of course this intrigued me.... only I can't see me pouring 12 ounces of champagne into a mixing bowl instead of a flute.
Hands down, the best cupcake website is Ming Makes Cupcakes. I want to run away and live in Ming's kitchen. I suppose the responsible, adult thing to do is just pull out my cupcake tins. Damn adulthood!
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