Friday, October 29, 2010


I am just finding all kinds of stuff that makes me smile today. I love these Ninjabreadmen cookie cutters. They make me giggle. Via The Pioneer Woman.

Halloween Chicken McNugget Buddies!

Anyone else remember these? My mom still has a set of them and brings them out every Halloween! We never had the Frankenstein and Dracula ones, apparently, because I don't remember seeing them before. Maybe it's time to do some scouting on Ebay or at antique stores!

Via I'm Remembering. I love this site, it's the perfect walk down 80s and early 90s memory lane. The person making it must be about my age, because I'm always looking at it and finding things from my childhood I totally forgot ever existed. (Pop Tarts cereal, anyone?)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Candy Corn Cupcakes (and they're low calorie!)

For some reason, I am completely obsessed with candy corn this Halloween season. I can't get enough of the stuff! And I've always loved the way it looks. You see candy corn and you know, it's fall! So my recent enamor with candy corn inspired these cupcakes I made for our Halloween lunch at work tomorrow.

(I was trying to multi-task too much, so sorry about the lack of pictures.)

So, here's what you need to make these cupcakes:

Lemon cake mix
Orange cake mix
2 cans of Sprite Zero
Food coloring
2 to 3 tubs of fat-free Cool Whip
Candy corn

And here's how you make them:

1. First, make the lemon cake. It's so easy! Pour the lemon cake mix into a bowl. Pour in a whole can of Sprite Zero. Beat with an electric mixer until all the dry mix is incorporated. I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to make sure it had a nice yellow color.

2. Next, make the orange cake. Same as above, mix the orange cake mix and Sprite Zero with an electric mixer. Again, I tried to pump up the orange color with some food coloring.

3. Get your cupcake cups ready. Personally, I spray the cups so the cake doesn't stick to the paper.

4. Fill the cups a little less than halfway with the lemon cake mix. (I used this pancake pen to get the batter in the cups without making a mess. It is A-MAZ-ING.)

5. Next, cover the lemon batter in the cups with orange batter.

6. Bake according to cake mix directions.

7. Let cool! (This is important! The icing is just Cool Whip so if you put it on while they're still hot it will melt.)

8. Top with Cool Whip. (I used a Ziploc bag to pipe out the icing, but if you are fancy and have a piping bag, go for it.)

9. Garnish with candy corn!

According to the boxes, this should have made 48 cupcakes, but I only got 30 out of it. You could make smaller cupcakes and get more.

Here's the final product:

Check out the side view. See the different colors?

Ok, and the best thing about these cupcakes - they're healthy! By replacing the eggs and oil and the sugary frosting, we've cut out a ton of calories. From what I've figured up, these are about 2.5 Weight Watchers points apiece (for the number of cupcakes I made). Is that awesome or what?

Happy Halloween!

Sheldon vs. the Arachnid

I love Sesame Street so much! Whenever I have kids, I'll probably want to watch it more than they will! Here's an adorable clip with Jim Parsons and an "arachnid". If you don't watch Big Bang Theory, you should check it out! Jim Parsons is hilarious as a brilliant but socially-impaired physicist named Sheldon Cooper. I also heard an episode of Fresh Air that he was on recently, and he just sounds like an all around nice guy. Enjoy this fun Sesame Street clip:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

World's Largest Gummy Worm

Gummy worms are one of my favorite candies... but I don't think even I could handle this 4,000 calorie monster. Also, is it just me, or does it look a little too realistic?

Via Slashfood

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Posts Coming...

... one day. I promise. I graduate in 52 days. But hopefully there will be more posts before then...