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Wat Thai festival for Song Kran this year?

yay I can't wait! Thanks for the info. I love going to Wat Thai for delicious food and entertainment.

Fresh Tuna off the boat

Oh wow that sounds great! Too bad we've got company this week that would be a great place to get nice fresh fish. boo... Does anyone know if this happens often? I would love to try this one day.

Restaurants.com??

Well.... they are okay. I've used them before but there are a lot of restrictions like someone pointed out. I also agree with other members that the restaurants don't appeal to me. I bought a bunch of gift certificates that were really cheap and will only use them if I find something interesting.

Apr 06, 2010
cupcakeadozen in Not About Food

What's your favorite cupcake recipe?

Im a sucker for anything Velvet! i got this from creamcheese.com. i know its different, but its super tasty. lol

Ingredients:

* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
* 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
* 2 large eggs, room temperature
* 2 tablespoons red food coloring
* 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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* Cream Cheese Frosting
* 1 pound fat free cream cheese, softened
* 2 sticks butter, softened
* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
* Chocolate bar for garnish

Preparation
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line pans with cupcake papers.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with electric mixer.
Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled (I just used 1 full ice cream scoop per regular sized cupcake and its perfect).

Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through
(for smaller cakes it may be done at the half way point).
Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness.
Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated.
Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
Garnish by grating your chocolate bar through the wide section of your grater and it will make curls.
Place a few curls on each cake.
Do not frost until serving.

Jan 28, 2009
cupcakeadozen in Home Cooking

Foods you eat strangely

well i cant think of anything for me. but i know this girl who when eating her fires, only eats the part that her fingers don't touch...its really weird.

Jan 22, 2009
cupcakeadozen in General Topics

What's your favorite chewing gum?

anything with Wintergreen in it :)

Jan 22, 2009
cupcakeadozen in Not About Food

Chicken and Waffles?

its so famous here in cali. i just don't understand it. but i hear its really....really good!

Jan 22, 2009
cupcakeadozen in General Topics

The World of Cheesecake

hey .. i just moved from NY to LA..and miss the cheesecake and the pizza. name some of ur favorite spots in NY for pizza or cheesecake..and make sure it's not Ray's or Juniors:)

Jul 30, 2008
cupcakeadozen in Manhattan

Hamburger/Hot Dog Heaven

My coworker is eating a hot dog right now and the smell is amazing. Anyhow, what kinds of unique things do u like to top ur burgers or dogs with? Do u guys have any unique dressings?

Jul 16, 2008
cupcakeadozen in Home Cooking

Dips Recipes:)

hey. how are you guys doing? Anyone have any fun vegetable or chip dip recipes? i love french onion dip, but want some unique ideas.

Jul 08, 2008
cupcakeadozen in Home Cooking

What's on your breakfast menu?

What do u guys like to eat for breakfast?

Jun 27, 2008
cupcakeadozen in Home Cooking

Vegan/Vegertarian in San Gabriel Valley

I want to take a date to a nice vegan/vegetarian resturant in the san gabriel valley area, any suggestions?

Hotwings

I've been going to "Hotwings" In Pasadena (Old Town) for my hotwings...is there a place that dare compares?

From a box or can and not so bad?

I love lightly friend spam on bread with mayo and pickles...yum

Mar 18, 2008
cupcakeadozen in General Topics