My dearest husband has a sweet tooth. A serious sweet tooth. When I met him, his breakfast was a Mounds bar and a diet Dr. Pepper. (Guess the sugar free drink offset the candy bar.) He fixed me a bowl of ice cream once. Oh, my. At my house, we got a nice 1/2 cup serving in an ice cream dish. At Mike's house, it was about 1/2 a container of ice cream in a vegetable serving bowl.
He and Jon just pulled a bank job. HA! Really, they were working on banks in several local grocery stores (kind of like "banklettes"), so it was easy to stop and grab some snacks on a break. So my husband – who is quite intelligent and has so many graduate degrees we call him the thermometer – saw the sign above the cookies he likes. They were "on sale" – 5 packages for $5.00. So, of course he had to grab 5 packages. He was so proud of his purchase, until he noticed the price tag on one container of cookies – $1.00. (Hey, at least they weren't $.99 each!) The boys are still teasing him.
In the spirit of sweetness, I thought this card would be perfect for him.
Stamps: Charming, Tiny Tags, Pretty Postage; Ink: Jet Black Stazon; Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz stampin' write markers and classic pads; Paper: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz card stock, In Color dsp (hostess pack); Other: Big Shot, Pear Pizazz seam binding, stampin' dimensionals, In Color glimmer brads, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1/16" circle punch, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter
Well, maybe this is a little girlie for a guy. It uses several stamp sets. The center stamp is part of the new "Pretty Postage" set, and it coordinates with the new Postage Stamp Punch (both in the summer mini catalog). The other two sets used are Charming (on the left) and Tiny Tags (on the right) – and these are both in the current Idea Book & Catalog.
I didn't really think a lot about it, but it seems I was on a dot kick with the dotted scalloped ribbon border punch, perfect polka dots embossing folder and the designer paper. Interesting.
While we're on a "sweet" topic, here's a great recipe I was reminded of by one of my cyber friends. (Thanks, Marsha!!!) Now you can have a delicious chocolate cake in 5 minutes!
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous, but not in my house. And I will probably add a dollop of whipped cream.
Why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Thanks for stopping by!