Saturday, March 21, 2009

Food Blog

I am starting a food blog because I can see myself blogging about more food in the future and I would like to have this blog not turn into a food blog. It is now called Just desserts! but that may change if I think of something cooler.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cupcake Adventure

After coming across this recipe for white chocolate wasabi cupcakes with sake plum filling, I decided to make them. Things I learned and experience from this.
1) It takes a lot of wasabi powder to make two tablespoons of paste.
2) This was my first cake using white chocolate. White chocolate is very finicky and overheats quickly.
3) This was also my first cake with a recipe calling for more sugar than flour. The batter was super thick as were the cakes.
4) Green food dye comes out quickly.
5) Plum Sake is too sweet to cook with. (At least for this recipe)
6) These cupcakes taste better the next day.
7) Filled cupcakes are not as difficult as they look.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


WOO HOO!! I have a job!! My interview went so well I got hired!! Was it my incredible sake and wine knowledge? My bubbly personality? My preparedness and excellent resume? Or a combination? Who knows! I found a job in a terrible recession. GO ME!!!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Thunder Snow

We have snow today in the ATL. It started falling this morning and just started accumulating and accumulating. There is thunder with this snow (also known as thundersnow). It kind of gives a different feel to the snow because you have the quiet of snow, interrupted by a bout of thunder. I just hope the snow is off the roads by tomorrow as I have an interview downtown.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


... is alright but I still haven't found a job. I haven't been able to meet people and get friends here because I have no job. I have been doing a lot of chores and Wii fit and workout tapes. I miss Hawaii. :-(

I guess I should change the name of my blog. Any suggestions?

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Sunday, December 07, 2008


I found somebody to move in my room! Woo hoo!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Room for rent

I put the apartment on the market today. Woo hoo!

Monday, December 01, 2008

37 days

Till I leave the island. It is sad but I do have good news. My neighbor is leaving the island this month as well. Since the military is paying for him to move and he hasn't used all his allotted space, I am going to put my stuff with his stuff and just pick it up on the mainland. It will only be a 3 hour drive with a u-haul versus a bunch of $$ spent on shipping. I'm excited! This week I will try my hand at eggs benedict. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


So I am trying to get SUPER buff before I go to the mainland because I won't have a gym membership, I don't think I will be as inclined to do outside activities like swimming in butt-cold weather, and I would like to have a little physical prowess while I transition. In order to do this I have started taking FREE classes at 24hourfitness of which I am a member. Last week I did this thing that was a cross between step and weight-lifting and today I did Turbo Kickboxing. The turbo means it is extra hard and the instructor gets extra annoying when you feel like puking. It was fun though! Hopefully I can find time to do 3 or 4 classes per week. This way I don't have act all tough to muscle my way onto the machines I like or wait while the most anorexic woman (or smelliest man) in the world gets off the treadmill. The classes have muscle-y girls (like me!) and good music!

Monday, November 03, 2008


After being at work over 40hrs/week for the past month I took a long weekend. Delicious. I did lazy stuff and loved it. The only thing is I've started going to bed earlier and getting up earlier, but I've begun to need a nap in the middle of the day. odd. But I got a little bored on the third day. I played some MadLibs with Dave and rediscovered the fun that is MadLibs. Still hilarious. I looked up stuffing recipes because that is included in my half of Thanksgiving dinner and found this one for fried stuffing on a stick from Paula Deen. I played TextTwist and made lunch for a week. I also counted my change and found $6.35 and 3.55 Franks and .20 Paseta. Bought a diet Coke with that then laid out in the sun for an hour. I can't stay out too long because I got really pale for my Halloween costume. BUSY DAY!!!!

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