Sunday, February 8, 2009

VDAY cupcakes!

Yummy Boobies!

This year I preformed in my schools run of "The Vagina Monologues" , and I ended up in charge of our charity bake sale! What do you make for a VDAY bake sale? Boobcakes! We had it right before we preformed, and with the cupcakes and brownies I made , we made over $60!! All proceeds went to the Domestic Violence center of the Santa Clarita Vally. I made 50 of these suckers! Since I'm on a tight budget here, I made these cupcakes with mix and soda, instead of adding eggs, butter, and water. They tasted just as good, and were super moist. 

More boobies!

To make 24 boobcakes, you will need....
One box of cake mix
One can of soda (sprite of light cakes, Coke for dark)
Tub of frosting
Pink colored M&Ms

-Preheat oven to 350Check Spelling

Combine soda with cake mix in a large bowl. Stir for 4 minutes by hand, and bout 1 with a mixer. Make sure you get most of the lumps out! pour batter into cupcake pans, and place into the oven for about 20 mins. Prick the center of a cake, and check for an even cook. Remove from oven, and place cakes on a rack to cool. Let stand for 30 mins to cool before frosting. 


Monday, January 19, 2009


OK, so lets admit this first...I was a total anime fan girl when I was younger! Movies like KiKi's Delivery Service are still great comfort films for me, but for the most part, I'm out of the scene. 

Since I've moved out to California , I've been cooking just for myself (Max should be here soon!) And I've been trying to find tasty, yet healthy meals that are inexpensive, and quick to throw together. This lead me to start cooking Asian dishes, and THAT lead me to thinking about Onigiri. I had almost everything I needed to make them, so why not? Here are the results of my little cooking experiment.

Yum! Avocado!

I'm pretty happy with how they came out, and they do make an awesome snack! The recommended amount of salt was a little much for me, but that's an easy fix for next time! 

Want to make your own Onigiri? Check out this blog!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

OpArt blanket

Had to share, because I'm super happy with how this turned out! Max's cousins Dee and Will are expecting their second baby this March (first little girl!) So I decided to knit her a blanket. This was a super fun pattern to use, and its all knit in one giant piece in the round. I used a soft acrylic yarn so Dee could wash it, because ya know, babies are messy little buggers!
Yarn: Vanna's Choice 1lb 
Pattern: OpArt
Get it at:

All wraped up and ready to go! Look for pictures of the baby wraped up in it in a month or so ! =)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

   Hope the holidays are treating everyone kindly, I know I've been super busy!
Some how I managed to get some presents for most of the people on my small list (small amount of $$= small list!) So I'm all set to set back and enjoy the next two days. I just finished cooking all of the side dishes for tonight's Christmas Eve dinner, and I thought I would share some pictures and a recipe or two! Most are traditional for me, and the other but a few are new.

From left to right:Sweet Potato Casserole, Squash Casserole,  and Green bean casserole

This squash casserole is a family staple, my grandmother has been making it for 50 years,and I was taught how to make it when I was a little girl. Its pretty famous for being AWESOME amongst family and friends

Squash Casserole:
3lbs Squash (lightly skinned, boiled until soft,drained, and mashed)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 sweet onion
stick of butter
1 can sliced water chestnuts ( you find these in the Asian food section)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup dry crushed stuffing

   Finlay chop onion, and cook with 1/2 the butter in a small pan until transparent and soft. Mix all ingredients except stuffing & butter, pour into a casserole dish, and top with stuffing, sprinkle with left over butter. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. 

Four layer Strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting

This one is new to me, but it totally rocks! 
1 pakg white cake mix
3 tbs flour
4 eggs
1/2 cup veg. oil
3/4 cup water
1 3 oz. pkg  strawberry jello
1 pkg frozen strawberries (thawed)
1 cup powdered sugar ( or to taste)
1 stick softened butter
2 packs softened cream cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg fresh strawberries

Combine cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, water, jello, and 3/4 of thawed strawberries. Mix well. Pour into two oiled,  9 inch cake pans.  Bake about 30 mins at 350. When cooled, split into 4 layers total.

In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and rest of thawed strawberries (slightly mashed). Add more lemon juice as necessary to thing frosting. Frost cake when cool adding sliced fresh strawberries to each layer. Decorate top with whole strawberries, and left over slices.
Make sure to refrigerate!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wooooo Dental surgery!

So this morning , bright and early, I went in to get some work done in my mouth. Had my one and only wisdome tooth removed, AND and even less pleasent skin graft across 4 of my bottom teeth. Some how, I caused tramma to the gum a few years ago (not suprising, im prone to freak accedents) and it caused the gumm beneath two of my teeth to fall. 

Good news: I had two super skilled dentist preform the sergery
- I was knocked out for the whole thing
-I'm on LOTS of nice pain killers for the next week.

Bad news: - I look like a chipmonk 
-Im tottaly out of it! So im sorry if I make silly/ inapropreate replys on anyones blog!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

California here I come!

So this is the last place I've gotten around to posting this little tidbit...

I"m moving to California this January to start school at CalArts, studying costume design and construction!

I'm super excited, and a bit scared too! I've already found a place to live, a room in a condo within 5 minutes walking distance, for a super reasonable price. If my cat comes home ( my mom accedentily let her out thanksgiving day...shes been missing since =(  She will be coming with me, and if not...well I may be looking to adopt a new cat once I get there. Im going to be up in Cali by myself for at least a month, and Im going to miss Max terribly...Im realy trying my hardest not to think about that part! But he should be following me up soon, hopefully to work an internship, or a full time job as a story board artist!

Wish us both luck, were going to need it!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Knitting update

So I've got a few WIPs I'm working on right now, I'm hoping to finish at least one of them during my Thanksgiving trip to Atlanta. 

First off is this neat little pullover. I'm knitting it with recycled yarn I got from frogging a clearance sweater, from the maternity section at old navy. Surprisingly, they don't serge the seams of their sweaters!

Not the best picture I'll admit, but I will post a better one when its all blocked and finished.

Next up is a baby blanket! I've been going nuts over this pattern, and I finally have an excuse to knit it. Max's cousin Dee is expecting a little baby girl in March. I'm knitting this one with Vanna's Choice baby yarn. Its super soft, machine washable, and I love the colors her yarn comes in. 

The pattern for this one is simple and fun, although I did have a hell of a time figuring out how to use two circ's at once! Thank god for Ravelry, and this video.