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Oooooo TALENTED LADIES!!!!

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I want to know what hobbies or talents you lovely ladies have!!!!!! What's your passion? What do you love to do for an escape?

Brag Away!!!!
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by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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mitchiesgirl
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:07 AM
:((( ever take any art or craft classes maybe that'll help :) what do you like to do? What are you good at?

Quoting _diva_:

I wish I was artsy and creative. My mother is very artsy. It's just not in me lol :( I try and it just looks like crap.
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mitchiesgirl
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:09 AM
O Sarina Sarina.... Always hard liquor.... Always. Hard. Liquor.

Quoting Sarina.c.c:

Anything specific? I have recipes that include beer, some have hard liquor and others have none.

Quoting mitchiesgirl:

Ooooo share!!!!!!!!!



Quoting Sarina.c.c:

I bake. I love it. SO always has yummy treats to come home to. Recently I started baking with alcohol hehehehehe ;)


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misfitdiva
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:11 AM
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 LOL....oh you meant my rated G talents....

I do some crafting and painting.   I love to cook and bake also.

Quoting mitchiesgirl:

Niiiiiiice ;D

Quoting misfitdiva:

 toothless blowjobs

 

Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I like you already ;). I'll post some.



Quoting mitchiesgirl:

O Sarina Sarina.... Always hard liquor.... Always. Hard. Liquor.

Quoting Sarina.c.c:

Anything specific? I have recipes that include beer, some have hard liquor and others have none.

Quoting mitchiesgirl:

Ooooo share!!!!!!!!!



Quoting Sarina.c.c:

I bake. I love it. SO always has yummy treats to come home to. Recently I started baking with alcohol hehehehehe ;)



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:11 AM
Me too.

Quoting Tammi4:

I haven't any hobbies or talents. I'm very boring.
Tammi4
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:12 AM
Yes, but I'm not particularly good at anything.


Quoting mitchiesgirl:

There has to be something you enjoy doing!!!!!!



Quoting Tammi4:

I haven't any hobbies or talents. I'm very boring.

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Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:12 AM

 

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Prep Time: 40 minutes | Bake Time: 17 minutes

For the Cupcakes:
1 cup Guinness stout
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoons salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup sour cream

For the Whiskey Ganache Filling:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Irish whiskey

For the Baileys Frosting:
2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream

1. To Make the Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 cupcake cups with liners. Bring the Guinness and butter to a simmer in a heavy, medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.

2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl to combine. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sour cream on medium speed until combined. Add the Guinness-chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and beat just to combine. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour mixture and beat briefly. Using a rubber spatula, fold the batter until completely combined. Divide the batter among the cupcake liners. Bake until a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Cool the cupcakes on a rack.

3. To Make the Whiskey Ganache Filling: Finely chop the chocolate and transfer it to a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream until simmering and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for one minute and then, using a rubber spatula, stir it from the center outward until smooth. Add the butter and whiskey and stir until combined. Let the ganache cool until thick but still soft enough to be piped.

4. To Fill the Cupcakes: Using a 1-inch round cookie cutter (or the bottom of a large decorating tip), cut the centers out of the cooled cupcakes, going about two-thirds of the way down. Transfer the ganache to a piping back with a wide tip and fill the holes in each cupcake to the top.

5. To Make the Baileys Frosting: Using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Reduce the speed to medium-low and gradually add the powdered sugar until all of it is incorporated. Add the Baileys, increase the speed to medium-high and whip for another 2 to 3 minutes, until it is light and fluffy.

6. Using your favorite decorating tip, or an offset spatula, frost the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container.

Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:13 AM

 

Ingredients

  • 12 whole lemons
  • 1 cup pink lemonade
  • 2 packages plain gelatin
  • 1 cup vodka

Directions

  1. 1Cut the lemons in half. Scoop out the insides.
  2. 2Add the lemonade to a saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the juice. Let it sit for 2 minutes.
  3. 3Heat the lemonade over low heat, stirring, until the gelatin has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4Stir in the vodka. Pour into the lemon halves.
  5. 5Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
  6. 6Cut the lemons into half and serve.
mitchiesgirl
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:15 AM
Ooo... Busy girl :))) good job!

Quoting ShaunnaMichelle:

I knit, crochet, sew, make handmade jewelry, and make all kinds of papercrafts including handmade greeting cards. I also write and I enjoy photography. I tend to kind of move from craft to craft in order to keep myself busy and prevent getting bored.

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Sarina.c.c
by Reen on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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 Blue Moon Cupcakes
(makes ~15 cupcakes)

  • 3/4 a stick/6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 oz buttermilk*
  • 6 oz Blue Moon beer*
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp baking soda
* Here's a very important tip that I wish I was someone had thrown out there prior to my diving into the cupcake-making process. Unfortunately, I ended up learning the hard way: 1 shot glass does NOT equal 1 ounce. 1 shot glass actually equals 1.5 ounces. Thankfully I had plenty of buttermilk and Blue Moon beer, so I didn't need to run to the grocery store when I had to restart my cupcake batter after Step 3.

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Melt butter and set aside to cool down.

3) Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, beer, vanilla, and orange zest in one bowl, and mix together the sugar, flour, coriander, and baking soda in another. (Here's another tip: You can make buttermilk by combining 1 tbsp lemon juice and enough milk to add up to 1 cup. So easy!)

4) Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two parts, using a mixer to combine. Add the melted butter and combine.

5) Pour batter into cupcake cups and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.

I initially attempted to make the Blue Moon cream cheese frosting that was posted with the cupcake recipe. Somehow, I ended up with a huge clumpy cream cheese mess. I'm not sure what went wrong here (although I suspect there's a typo in the recipe). Prior to executing a mad dash to the grocery store for additional frosting supplies, I decided to change my frosting approach. Since the first attempt didn't pan out, I went online in a search of an orange-flavored cream cheese frosting replacement. Ten minutes later, I found...


Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
(adapted slightly)

  • 1 package(s) (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup(s) (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon(s) grated orange zest
  • 5 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 1.5 oz Blue Moon beer
1) Blend the cream cheese, butter, orange juice, orange zest, and Blue Moon in a large bowl, using an electric mixer set at medium speed, until smooth.

2) Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy -- about 3 more minutes.
 
THESE ARE MY FAVORITE. TASTES JUST LIKE BLUE MOON!
 
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