Why, Yes, Harry, I think I do. Quite lucky, thank you. And why, you ask, do I feel lucky? Read on, dear bloggers, read on!!

There are all sorts of give-a-ways in the blogasphere. And all of them are giving wonderful things to bakers, cooks, that make life a little easier and bakers a lot happier. Sometimes you lose and are one of hundreds to enter. Sometimes the Sun shines down and you win. March was a winning month for me. YAY!!

This beautiful little Tea Cozy was a give-a-way from The Cooks Next Door. It is a perfect fit for my favorite little 3 cup pot. Thank you, Ladies!! Alaina and Heather are two very good friends who started their blog 6 months ago. It is a delightful mix of recipes, mag reviews, and delicious food. Their photography makes you want to lick your computer screen. You should go vist them – soon!!

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Ten days later I received another email letting me know I had won a Calphalon Angel Food Cake Pan. from Cinema Cupcakes..

I was so excited. I’ve been wanting to make an Angel Food Cake, but lost my pan years ago and just kept forgetting to purchase one. Thank you, Jennifer. Jennifer’s blog began in 2007 and is about cakes, cupcakes, and decorating. She has some delightful cuppys. She is honest about her mistakes and that helps the rest of us do better. Blog on, Jennifer.


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And then, last week, I heard from Bethie of You Know What You Oughta Do! that my name came up randomly for her adorable little ‘Cupcake’ give-a-way.

Look at all the great goodies in addition to the ‘cupcake’. And just for me – a copper tea kettle!!

Bethie is also a twitter buddy so we are in contact quite often. She has some great recipes on her blog and other fun things. She just got some baby chicks, so we are following their story.


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And see those little Egghead egg holders and spoons up there. Well, it just so happens I found their Big Brother yesterday and now have reunited the family. Are they cute, or what?? Anyway, the little measuring cup is 6tsp/2Tbl/1 ounce/30ml. Perfect for measuring small amounts of liquid.

Okay, just wanted to share my good fortune. Guess I will have to have another give-a-way soon just to share that good fortune. Thanks to all the generous foodie bloggers out there who want to share with all of us. (I’m still waiting to win the camera on the new Food Blog Forum– a new site with TONS of information about food blogging/styling/writing and other great topics. Go sign up. No, wait, don’t – I Want That Camera!!!!

Now!! Speaking of cuppys…

      Peanut Butter Cupcakes

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups packed bronw sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup milk


In a mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and brown sugar.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 for 26 – 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for ten minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Frosting:
1/3 cup Peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extact
Cream PB and sugar in small mixing bowl.
Add honey and vanilla.
Beat enough milk to achieve spreading consistancy.

About 18 cuppys. I topped some of mine with crushed peanuts.

Good PB flavor all the way through.

This recipe came from Taste of Home and was originally created by Ruth Hutson.

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