Monday, May 9, 2011

tried a new recipe.

I tried a new cupcake recipe. Strawberry Lime. They are very yummy!

TOday. I start Subbing! I have my first job this afternoon. And I already have two other opportunities later this week! I am so excited but nervous at the same time. At least they are little ones today.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I have completed all of the requirements to get my degree and y teaching certificate. Now I wait for two things. 1. Graduation-not until the 14th. 2.My Certificate to be effective-MONDAY!
So today I turned in my application to be a substitute teacher. I know that the district has needed more subs recently so I am hopeful that I will be kept busy. But in the process that means I have two full week days with NOTHING going on. I have discovered recently that I am TERRIBLE at having nothing to do. I can't sit around and twiddle my thumbs. Today, I watched the dog sleep. It has been a LONG day. I have read a LOT of blogs. I think tomorrow I will bake. There are so many cupcake recipes that I want to try. At least that will keep me busy in the morning.
Until then here is a not very clear picture of my pup Napili and my moms dog Fiona who turns 6 today!
Happy Birthday Fiona!

Harvey Wallbanger Cupcakes!

Here is the recipe for my very favorite cupcakes. I don't have a picture at the moment but I promise they will be a hit. I take them to all sorts of things and they always disappear. I usually make them in Mini form because it's just easier.

1 Box Yellow Cake mix
1 Small box instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1/2 Cup oil
3/4 Cup Orange Juice (I use no pulp)
1/4 Cup Vodka
1/4 Cup Galliano

Heat Oven to 350
(or if you have one-a mini cupcake maker thats what I use)
Mix all ingredients together in Large Bowl until there are no more lumps
Fill cupcake tins and bake until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.

On top-Mix some powdered sugar, orange juice and if you would like a tiny bit of vodka to a thin consistency and put a little on top of the cupcakes when they are still warm-it will work like a glaze.

This batter can also be used as a cake in a bundt pan in which you should grease and flower the pan then bake for 35-40 minutes. Depending on the oven. Then pour the glaze over the top and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

This cake will be moist and melt in your mouth. ENJOY!

Updated (12/20/11): This cake is traditionally made in a Bundt pan and covered with a glaze of Orange juice and powdered sugar (and I usually add a little bit of Vodka to it-just a tiny bit) It is ALWAYS a hit! I linked up here also.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

the end of my year with the super bees...

I'm done. I finished my student teaching on Thursday. There were tears in the car, but I held them back in front of the kids. The class surprised me with a pizza party for lunch on Wednesday. Then there was an "emergency staff meeting" on Wednesday afternoon that involved cake and some goodies for my future classroom.
I was so lucky to work with such a wonderful and supportive staff. Everyone was always willing to answer questions and offer their help. I had a fantastic class full of some of the greatest kids. We had our challenges but in the end I can laugh them all off. I will miss everyone so so much! Looking forward to my visit on Wednesday.