Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Blunder

My husband's birthday was Saturday. Since we had a wedding, I decided to surprise him with Bon Jovi tickets for Friday night. I wanted to make something for the tailgate, but nothing too elaborate that you couldn't eat with your hands.

Not to mention I had to work a full day so it had to be quick and easy over my lunch hour. I *settled* on a quick box of brownies. I decorated them with chocolate chips and sprinkes to make them a little bit more appealing.

I baked them according to the directions and still burnt them. Ugh, boxed mixed disaster! I guess that will teach me to bake from scratch! If anyone has a favorite brownie recipe - I would appreciate!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Star Sighting (literally) - Ringo Star

I work in Midtown Manhattan, and walking out for lunch today I ran into the 70th birthday celebration for Ringo Star. I threw myself in with the poppa - rozzi and waved to Ringo on his way into the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. They also were throwing out peace and love cookies. I'm currently sitting at my desk enjoying a big red heart shaped cookie.
Thanks for the treat Ringo - Happy 70th Birthday!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Craving Review - Mr. Cupcake

I've been dying to try Mr. Cupcake in Clifton, NJ for a while and this past weekend, a cupcake craving hit hard. You can see my full review at

I think Mr. Cupcake does smart advertising. I got a coupon in the mail for two free cupcakes, no strings attached. It was enough to push my craving over the edge, and just so I didn't look cheap -I paid for two additional.

Overall I gave them four stars. I found their cupcakes to be slightly undercooked - but not necessarily in a bad way. Some people make them dense, others make them fluffy. I would say these definitely lean towards dense. I missed the cupcake wars show on 6/27 but plan to try and catch the re-run on DVR.
From Top Left - PB&J, Carrot Cake, Oreo Cheesecake, French Toast.
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