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Do You Care If You Are Liked?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Self Improvement | 0 comments

I was listening to a sports commentator and he was speaking about professional athletes who are the best in their chosen careers; yet they are not embraced by the public as likeable. The most interesting observation made during the discussion was these athletes didn’t care if you liked them.They honestly don’t care if they are liked by us. They have never bowed to our societal pressure of being more approachable, more loveable and more open to the media.  They seem to be emotionally distant except when they are doing their job. They don’t care what we think of them. They only care that they win. Yet, many of them lead very balanced lives with regard to their humanity toward others and especially their generosity to those family members...

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Vegan Cupcake Recipes

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Delicious Cup Cakes | 0 comments

Vegan Cupcake Recipes There are so many ways to make vegan delicious cupcakes. You can always use cake batter and replace eggs with bananas, applesauce, or flour to replace eggs. According to The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman, tofu, oil, vegetable puree, nondairy pudding, dried fruit and coconut milk as replacements for dairy products in cake batter. If you want to start from scratch, there are many recipes available online, which are easy to follow and require use of ingredients readily available in your pantry. For instance, here is a recipe from All Recipes.com. It requires: 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, teaspoon baking soda, 1 cups almonds milk, teaspoon salt, 2 cups...

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Making Cupcakes From Scratch

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Delicious Cup Cakes | 0 comments

There are so many books and online resources regarding how to make cupcakes from scratch. So, put down that pre-made batter. Were about to have some fun with cupcakes and culinary experiences. First, Isa Chandra Moskowitz wrote so many vegan cookbooks, so it is crucial to include her Golden Vanilla Cupcakes, which you can find in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Here are the ingredients: 1 cup soy milk, 1 cups flour, 2 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, teaspoon baking soda, teaspoon baking powder, and 1/3 cup canola oil, cup sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Lets talk directions, shall we? First, preheat the oven, as always, over to 350 F degrees. In the meantime, mix the soymilk and vinegar. Wait for it...

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Ideas for Cupcakes

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Delicious Cup Cakes | 0 comments

Ideas for Cupcakes St. Patricks Day and Valentines Day are just around the corner, and cupcakes are bound to be a staple of every surprise and celebration. Here are some ideas to make your cupcakes the talk of the week. Flavors: Instead of going for the tradition red velvet cupcakes for Valentines Day or dark chocolate, try some vanilla and shredded coconut mixed in there. Add berries to your dark chocolate batter. Mix and match flavors so that your cupcakes stand out. Cupcakes can even have contrasts of colors, so you can add pumpkin puree for a surprise in an otherwise seemingly plain cupcake. Texture: Vary the textures in the cupcake batch, so that your friends, family, and loved ones dont know whats coming their way. For example, you...

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Decorating Cupcakes

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Delicious Cup Cakes | 0 comments

There are so many ways to decorate a cupcake and make it more visually appealing and different. Good Housekeeping.com recommends several ways to decorate cupcakes. Blue Skies: Just by using blue frosting to create the image of a sky on the cupcake, you can create a heavenly beautiful addition to the cupcake batches. You can also add clouds by using whipped cream or white frosting. If you want to create birds, draw them on by using some chocolate frosting on top. Vanilla Wafers: First, you can use vanilla wafers to create mouse ears, wheels, a nose, or any other circular shape to attach to the cupcakes. You can also split a vanilla wafer into two halves and make a heart. With some strawberry frosting on it, you have yourself a perfect...

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Cupcake Molds

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Delicious Cup Cakes | 0 comments

One way to make your cupcakes stand out and be unique is through cupcake molds. These molds may seem daunting, especially for the new-to-the-kitchen folk, so lets talk about them here. Essentially, cupcake molds are just like any mold you have used by the beach to build that awesome sand castle. The molds basically help shape the cupcakes into fun shapes. There are circular, regular, and traditional ones. However, there is more to these molds. The most common type of these molds is silicone ones, because it is durable, flexible, and easy to clean. While there are metal ones, they require more maintenance and cleaning. Sometimes, the metal makes it harder to remove the cupcakes from the pan. So, a silicon cupcake mold makes it easier to...

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Things Women Do That Irritate Men

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Dating-Relationships | 0 comments

While the game of love goes on and on between men and women, there will always be something said or done somewhere along the way that either of the sexes will find annoying. Women seem to find all sorts of things to say that simply irritate men beyond belief, and this is true whether the men tell the women or not. When men were interviewed on this very subject, there were a few annoying things that kept coming up over and over again. One thing that women need to do is learn how to accept a compliment gracefully. When a man tells a woman that her dress looks nice, he doesnt want to hear Oh this old thing? I just pulled it from the back of my closet! Or if he tells you how beautiful your hair is, dont say I spent all afternoon in the salon!...

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