Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Hallows' Eve

Happy Halloween to all! In honor of this spooky and festive day, I tried my hand at a tasty treat and came away delightfully pleased.

Real Simple's pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Pumpkin replaced the water in the mix, creating a moist, fluffy cake with a hint of spicy pumpkin zest. While the icing called for an eyebrow raising amount of confectioner's sugar, it tasted just right, and the consistency was light and perfectly spreadable. Add a candy corn garnish and voilà! Easy and delicious.



November 1st: It has been over 2 months since I wrote a blog post, but not without thought about this site. Life has been hectic and full of changes and excitement, and at the end of the day, I don't always have the energy to write. That, I would like to change. In reflecting on possible hobbies, writing is the first, sometimes the only, thing that comes to mind. I find solace in putting pen to paper, surrounded by the sound of inspiration. I strive to be creative and maintain the moments in my crazy life in which I feel collected and in control, moments in which I feel truly like me. To feel like one's true self is not to be ignored, and today, I resolve to continue to do what makes me free.