We’re movin onto greener pastures.

Please change your feed in your readers and blogrolls. http://iheartfood4thought.com

Bye bye iheartfood4thought.wordpress.com.

Hello iheartfood4thought.com!

(Note: This post is a month belated but it wasn’t updating in some ppl’s readers so I am hoping by republishing, they can find me again.)

March 7, 2010 at 7:16 am 1 comment

I’m going to be MIA for a little while.

But I’ll try to keep up with emails when possible.

January 24, 2010 at 6:59 am Leave a comment

Gordan Ramsey wants YOU!

Uh… Chef Ramsey scares terrifies me. He’d probably make me cry during the audition. I’m a crybaby+wuss. But maybe *YOU* aren’t.

Audition info here.

Good luck!

EDIT: One of my readers emailed to tell me that I spelled Chef Ramsay’s name wrong. Omg! He’s gonna find my blog post and kick my ass!! Sorry Chef! I’m not worthy. Sorry Chef. I’m not worthy! Please don’t hurt me…

January 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm 7 comments

Link Love :: iPhone

Monoprice Backup Battery Pack .::. Only $15? I’ll take 2 please!

Threadless + Griffin = .::. I want the red giraffe one!

Tiko Gadget Stand .::. I don’t buy a stand if it can’t be run over by an SUV. I have standards.

Griffin Case W/ Built In Lens .::. Macro lens+case? It’s an iPhone foodie nerd’s dream. You know you’re nodding.

TomTom Navigation Car Kit .::. I still get lost going to and from Target and you have no idea how many times I go to Target every week.

January 20, 2010 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Rainy Day **GIVEAWAY**

In the lip synced words of Milli Vanilli, I blame it on the rain.

This week California is suppose to get it’s quarter of a century record breaking rain.  From 5-20 inches!  Grreeeeaattt… I’m hoping my area is more towards the 5 inches spectrum rather than the 20 inches.  But CB we could really use the rain. Ok that’s true. But you gotta understand something.  I’m Asian.  We already have a terrible reputation for being bad drivers.  (I will neither confirm or deny the rumor per my lawyer’s instructions.) Add in the rain and that’s 2 strikes against us!

You were probably coming to my blog to read about some fabulous Tuesdays With Dorie dessert-ness but it’s cold, dreary, rainy and wet in my neck of the woods. All of which put me to sleep rather than give me a get-up-and-bake mentality. But check out Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm for the Almost Candy Bar recipe >> here.

Instead I decided to embrace the rain. Thank goodness for shop-a-holic friends, Target and text messages. For the last hour I’ve been looking at buying some rain boots after my friend sent me a text about buying some pink polka dot rain boots from Target. So of course I got the want-them-don’t-really-need-them twitch. But not fugly yellow ones that fishermen wear. Cutesy ones. Ones that make me forget the cold, dreary, rainy wet (Did I mention those adjectives already?) outside.

Do you want some rain boots too? Well today’s your LUCKY day!

(1) Only one entry per person please.
(2) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(3) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
I posted some of my favorites from Target’s website. Which rain boots should I buy?

Want an extra entry?
Just copy, paste and retweet about my giveaway! Leave me a separate comment with the link to your tweet.

RT @IHCuppycakes Embrace the rain in style! Rainy Day **GIVEAWAY** http://bit.ly/4USOKK

Deadline: Monday, January 25th @ 11:59pm EST
Supposedly the weatherman is saying that we’ll get sunny skies again come Saturday but let’s give him a little leeway and make the deadline Monday. You know how reliable weathermen are right? HA!

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

* All Rain boots from Target $24.99
** Prize to be given in form of a $25 gift card to Target

January 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm 79 comments

Un-New Years Resolution Giveaway **WINNER**

Ok I lied.

I know I said I’d have the winner of the giveaway up on my blog yesterday. But hey. It just goes to show you I can’t be trusted. Now you’ve learned your lesson. So really it’s your fault for giving me so much credit.

(I knew I should have gone to Law School.)

Special thanks to Jamie of Studio JK Vinyls for sponsoring this giveaway. Darling, you have a fan for life! *smooches*

… And the winner is.

Lucky Comment #1.

Now how often does that happen. Heck I find myself subconsciously NOT commenting first on giveaways b/c I know that the first person NEVER gets chosen. Guess Mr. Random Generator just proved me wrong today.

Congratulations Diane! Please email me your shipping address, what you want the 6 vinyls to say and color choice.

… and thanks to everyone that left me a comment.

Until next time.

“Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a (wo)man of some sense to know how to lie well.” ~Samuel Butler

January 14, 2010 at 7:20 am Leave a comment

TWD #88: Ms. Engineer’s Cocoa Volcano Cookies

I know you’re probably confused.

You’re probably thinking… CB, I read your blog word for word every day and you said this week would be Mrs. Vogel’s Scherben? Who’s Ms. Engineer?

Ok maybe you don’t read word-for-word or even everyday but you are right. This week should be Mrs. Vogel’s Scherben. Side note: Am I the only one that has no idea what a “scherben” actually is? It’s not even in the dictionary! (Yes, I looked it up. No, I’m not offended that you said NERD under your breath.) Apparently Scherben is German for shard. It’s deep fried dough that is sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Sounds like a funnel cake to me. I love funnel cake. Slap on gobs of strawberries and powdered sugar and OH BABY it’s better than a cupcake. Yeah I said it!

But I have a confession. I suck at frying. It makes me nervous. It’s gonna take me a little more time to get the courage to deep fry anything in my new house. I have this neurosis that I’ll burn my new house down. *knock on wood*

So my sincere apologies to Teanna of Spork of Foon, our Tuesdays with Dorie host this week, but it’s not you. You’re the coolest foodie on the block. It’s me. You still love me right? Don’t leave me hanging… I feel so guilty already.

Instead I decided to do a TWD rewind. I was bumming that I didn’t get a chance to make my foodie friend, McDuff of Lonely Side Car‘s pick last month. You can find the recipe on her blog. Even though I’ve been bad on the blog commenting and email corresponding (I “just” found out that she’s engaged! *squeal*), me and McDuff are like this. *crossing index and middle fingers* Hmmm… maybe more like index+ring finger. Tight but hard to reach sometimes. She’s my second favorite Bostonian. (Nikki of Crazy Delicious Food is my Number 1. And she’ll hurt me if I don’t say that. I’m not kidding. Save me.)

This picture is dedicated to Mike of Ugly Dude Food who explained that my mental health would improve if I just took the pictures where they lay. No props, no artificial lighting, no digital enhancement. Aaahhhh… I can feel my stress level decreasing already although it’s driving me a tad crazy that the saturation needs to be bumped down a notch. I know. I have issues.

So to make a long story short. (Too late for that, CB.) I baked up the Cafe Volcano Cookies instead. Why the homage to Ms. Engineer? Well… Caitlin of Engineer Baker (Get it??) inspired me to switch out the espresso powder for double the cocoa powder. And also special thanks to Nancy of The Dogs Eat The Crumbs, Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures and Margaret of Tea And Scones for confirming my nut(ty) substitution. True to my unprepared form. I realized I had no walnuts or almonds at the last minute. So instead opted for double the pecans instead.

What I learned this week:
This are the EASIEST cookies I’ve ever made. No joke. Five minutes + baking time.


Husband rating: A
It’s not his favorite cookie (he’s more of a PB cookie man) but he said that it would be awesome dunked in a cup of coffee.

Wife rating: A
I can’t believe that this turned out. There are only 4 ingredients: nuts, espresso powder (or cocoa), egg white and sugar. I remember thinking before I baked them there was no way this could turn out any kind of cookie. But once again The Great Dorie Greenspan proves me wrong. This cookie is oh so right. I agree with hubs. Would be yummy with a hot drink. Next time I might cut down on the baking time so it’s not as crunchy though.

Next week: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars pages 114-115

Stay tuned tomorrow for the winner of Studio JK Vinyls! (and you thought I forgot didn’t you!?)

January 12, 2010 at 1:27 am 10 comments

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