Wednesday, April 29, 2009


i'm going to Chicago this weekend!

i'm definitely going to renegade handmade.

this is the break i need.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


these little bits are delcious!

Cheesecake Cupcakes:

1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 tablespoons Pure Cane Sugar
3 tablespoons Butter

16 ounces Cream Cheese
(hint: let soften for about 30 minutes)
2/3 cups Pure Cane Sugar
3 Eggs
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Frosting (optional):
8 ounces Sour Cream
1 cup Pure Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (for crust). Place paper cupcake liners in muffin pans.

2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add graham cracker crumbs and butter. Mix with fork until well combined. Put about 1 tablespoon full of mixture into each cupcake liner. Pat down with back of spoon to make sure the bottom is covered. Bake in preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Remove to cool.

3. Turn oven heat up to 350 degrees.

4. In medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Spoon batter into cupcake liners to fill about 2/3 to 3/4 full.

5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for at least 10 minutes.

6. To make sour cream frosting, whisk together sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. (hint: mix this after you put the cupcakes in the oven to give it time to mix well). Spoon mixture into well of each cupcake.

7. Return cupcakes to oven and bake additonal 5 to 7 minutes, until set. Remove from oven to cool (do not remove cupcakes until completely cool!) For a finishing touch, add some melted chocolate, chocolate chips, or your favorite pie toppings!

These are so ridiculously good. Next time, I'm going to try them vegan.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


so, i've been terrible about posting. absolutely terrible.
but, that's because i've been so busy!

just a quick list of things i've been up to:

- organizing flickr
- gathering odds 'n ends for odds 'n ends projects
- finding a bicycle, making plans for said bicycle, bugging james about stripping bicycle (tonight, it's being sanded and primed. this thing is going to end up beautiful.)
- knitting spring berets like mad, and making some changes to make them more to my liking
- cooking cooking cooking. yum! cupcakes, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms are the most popular things.
- watching Eureka! - great show.
- setting up my sewing machine (yes! finally set up) and working on odds 'n ends i've needed that for.
- resin casting - knitting needles (first attempt last night!)
- being broke - seriously broke. and having $1000 in car repairs come out of nowhere! trying to save money for the big swap bonanza next weekend in chicago! that will be great!
- working on a knit clutch pattern with lil' birdies.

if you want 'better' updates...follow me on twitter: i tweet about food...alot.

i'll have some photos to post soon. i have them now, but i need to get back to knitting...i've got some things to finish up before next weekend!