Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's Been A Long Time Coming....




I don't think anyone even checks in on me anymore...not that I blame them. I have been MIA from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. So why the renewed interest? I am not sure to be honest with you. Maybe it was the cute background with the semi-custom header I ordered one late evening when I was bored and had nothing to do but surf the net. Or perhaps it's because I feel as though I am losing touch with those friends who are smart enough to stay far away from Facebook, and kind enough to keep those they love updated on what is happening in their world with more than one sentence tag lines from the above mentioned social networking site. Whatever the reason is...it's good to be back.

With that said, I felt as though I needed a purpose. Something more to report on than just the day to day of my somwhat boring and predictable life. You know something that would keep people coming back. So here is the only thing I could come up with....While being laid up sick the last three days one question kept running through my mind...WHAT WOULD IT FEEL LIKE TO BE REALLY, REALLY GOOD AT ONE THING? Perhaps this question stemmed from the countless Food Network and HGTV shows I have watched in the last 48 hours but here is my mission...and believe me I know this goal goes COMPLETELY against my desire to shed 15 pounds...






I like to bake and I am pretty good at it but not REALLY, REALLY GOOD or better yet, GREAT at it. So what if I learned to be REALLY GREAT? Maybe I would make new friends. Maybe my kids would make new friends. Or maybe my husband would come home to a house that smells closer to Martha Stewart's home than that of a trash heap. So here it is... as I sat on the couch I saw two sinfully delicious looking nuggets of yumminess. The first was a Snickerdoodle cupcake, and the next was a "Thin Mint" inspired cupcake. Both cookies are ones I happen to love. Here is the mission...the first is to make the best "Thin Mint" cupcake I have ever tasted. And I just don't mean kind of okay. I mean REALLY, REALLY GREAT. And once I have mastered that one I will move on to another variation.



So goodbye for now. Soon I will post pictures and updates on my quest for minty goodness. Wish me luck!




PS - I will make sure and get over whatever "bug" that has invaded my life and body for the past 3 almost 4 days and clean my trash heap of a house before beginning my culinary quest. Just thought you should know!




PSS...it doesn't look like the first mission will be that hard seeing as how the recipe is right on the cooking channel. Baby steps....

12 comments:

Tiff said...

I'm still here and reading. Snickerdoodle cupcakes? I'm gonna have to try it! WELCOME BACK!!!

Mandee said...

Thanks for sticking with me Tiffany!

Lexi said...

Mandee- just because someone has done something before you doesn't mean that you can't do it- improve upon it, and put your own spin on it. And I 100% think you should sell your creations, if that would make you happy. Or, if it's less pressure just to bake and eat, then do that. What I would hate for you to do is to not do something just because people think you're copying. If I didn't do things because of that, I wouldn't craft, I wouldn't blog, I wouldn't have so much of life's richness. PLUS- people LOVE reading about new and fun things to make.

I absolutely LOVE your blog design! It's awesome!

Glad to have you back.

Mandee said...

I know people copy other people's ideas all the time. In fact it is probably very hard to find a completely new concept. I just wanted to make sure that I didn't give anyone the impression that I came up with these cupcake flavors or the recipes on my own. Because like you I think it is VERY important to give people proper credit for the creations they make and for the inspiration they provide for other "lay" people such as myself.

jaesi said...

you bring me a few of those cupcakes.
Ill let you know if youve mastered them yet or not...:)

Pam C. said...

The new blog design is lovely. Best wishes with the cupcake endeavor.

Mandee said...

Jaesi...your culinary palette will certainly be put to use! And Pam...thank you!

Beeks by the Lake said...

Yes! So glad to see you blogging again. Please share the mess ups and the greatness. Oh and I've miss ya. Oh and Can you make the BEST EVER wheat free cupcakes too? Then I can watch your blog without being so sad. Just kidding. Have fun!

Emma Jo said...

I can support you in your new mission...as long as you share recipes and pictures...I would support you even more if I lived close enough to taste it all.

Kayleigh Lewis said...

Good luck Mandee! I love the blog!! SOOOO CUTE!

Suebee said...

I'm checking you out too. Would love a cupcake about now. :)

Amber H. said...

Love your new blog layout - $ well spent :)
I will gladly be a guinea pig on your quest to become a great baker. Because I'm not. But I do like to eat ;)