Thursday, January 15, 2009

~Martha...You Reading My Blog?~

Boy was I surprised when I picked my Martha Stewart Living magazine out of the mailbox yesterday afternoon! There, in living color, right on the front cover, was a whole layout of cupcakes! Hmmmmm......Martha must be reading my blog!! I KNEW she was one smart, cupcake! And inside, she has the most delicious recipes for cupcakes.....and I just happened to have 4 overly-ripe bananas sitting on the counter just begging me to do something with them before it was too late.

Now, in the olden days, I would have 'hidden' them in chocolate chip cookies. The boys never knew. But now?? Jim can just about 'smell' bananas in chocolate chip cookies. And he doesn't like them in his beloved cookies! I was out of ideas til I came upon Martha's recipe for Banana Cupcakes With Caramel Buttercream.

I know what I said in my previous post. I said cupcakes were easy. Boy was I wrong about that!! I started on Martha's Banana Cupcakes around noon. And I finished at 2:00. They were NOT easy. No way. But BOY are they good!! Good thing Ella and Jackson will be here for the weekend. I just ate 2 for my lunch....and at the rate of 2 per each meal...maybe 2 for Jim, that's 4 per meal starting tonite....those 28 cupcakes aren't going to be around til the kids get here Saturday. I'm gonna hide them. In the vegetable bin in the frig! Jim will NEVER look there. (and I'm sure not going to tell him!)

So, thank you, Martha. I read YOUR blog faithfully, too!


Susie Harris said...

I kne wthat Martha was getting her great ideas from somewhere... Now I know! Keep it up!

Mel said...

Remind me to check the vegetable bin in your fridge when I come to visit. ; ) And if Martha was reading ANY blog, I'm SURE it would be yours!

Suldog said...

The cupcakes and broccoli actually look quite nice together. Of course, the cupcakes look nicer.

Darlene said...

Hi Carol...

I am so glad you "found" me so I could come and visit you! I LOVE your blog! LOVE your Etsy shop (as a matter of fact I am getting ready to buy something *squeal*)! LOVE your two beautiful poodles....I read the story and am soooooooo glad you helped get the puppy mill closed down. That is just so SAD what your baby had to go through. LOVE your witches...I guarantee I would have bought one of those at Halloween. They are adorable! Anyway, I am also adding you to my favorites and I can't wait to get to know you better. Oh, by the way before I purchase from Etsy did you sell the poodle pendant? If so there are a couple of others I LOVE! Just let me know....thanks so much! My e-mail is under my profile....thanks, Darlene♥

Ballerina Girl said...

sounds yummy! i love cupcakes too!

Jules~ said...

ok Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream frosting? Wow! I am normally a chocolate girl by trade but this sounds absolutely sinnful. I have to admit, I might not stop at 2 for lunch.
I just know your little gems will enjoy them this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Haha! That's great! Jerry Seinfeld's wife has a cookbook out called Deceptively Delicious where she purees fruits and veggies and puts them in kid foods and they never know it...take a look:)

Femin Susan said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
may god bless you !

Carol said...

Susie...I spewed tea all over my keyboard when I read your post!

Mel...I always said you had great taste!

Suldog...You men all think alike!

Darlene...I'm glad I found you, too! Thank you, thank you, and thank you! I'll email you about the poodle necklace.

Ballerina Girl...They really ARE yummy!

Hi Jules!! I'm a chocolate-lover, too, but these are a nice change. I SO hope some are left for Ella and Jackson. We'll see!

Woman in a Window said...

HA! If he's anything like my husband that vegetable drawer never gets any action!

Carol said...

LOL! Men!

Bella Casa said...

Those look delicious, I am a banana gal myself ;)

Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog, it is so nice to know you, too :)

Make sure to stop by for my Etsy Party, Jan 26-30!

Have a wonderful Sunday!