Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Birthdays are wonderful.

My friend bought me a yummy brownie with ice cream at our work party.

Another friend made me some of these.
Banana Cupcakes

1 1/2 C sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C buttermilk
1 1/4 C ripe banana, mashed

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy
3. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until batter is smooth.
4. Combine all dry ingredients and mix into batter in 3 parts,
alternating with buttermilk. Reduce speed to low and mix for 2 more minutes
5. Line cupcake pan with wrappers. Using a spatula gently fold mashed
bananas into batter. Scoop into cups until 2/3 full.
6.Bake for 25 minutes and let cool.


2 C powdered sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1tsp vanilla
1 cup chunky peanut butter
3 tbsp milk.

Combine powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Then add 1 cup peanut
butter and milk. Mix until spreadable.

Makes 18.

And they're AMAZING.

And my parents, unbeknownst to them, helped me get some sweet boots.
Thanks mom and dad.
Just in time for

My husband gave me my very first ice cream cake, because I've always wanted one.
(He also gave me my first ever real adult perfume)

We had fun friends to enjoy it with us.

And I got to spend all day with my favorite person.


Wiberg 5 said...

Gluckliche Geburtstag, tsu dier, meine Frau Cragun. Und wie geht es ihnen? Es geht gut? Du bist meine favoritische schwester im die ganze gelt (oder geld). Ich Leibe Dich! Aufwiedersehen und aufwiederrauchen. Chuss

Grampy and Grandma Dot said...

Nice boots! And I didn't understand a word (well, maybe one word) of what "Wiberg 5" said. Guess I need your dad to translate!

Analeis Paul said...

Happy Birthday! Love ya:)

Grampy and Grandma Dot said...

Happy Birthday. Glad you had a great day. The boots look a little (tarten) Scottish. Great timing for all the snow you have had. I love ice cream cake too.

Bryant, Kristie & Will said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the boots!

mommacragun said...

Hey, cute sweater! Glad your birthday was a happy one.

Mari said...

Happy Birthday, plus one month!