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Archive for February 12th, 2009

Who is this celeb? Kaitlin guessed correctly...do you know who it is without looking at her answer?

This little boy grew up to become a big celebrity. Kaitlin guessed correctly...his name is Lance Armstrong!

We had a quickie, surprise (even to me! I was just typing away, putting up the Daily Darling, and the words in my head were ignored by the words typed out by my fingers!), not-so-secret contest on our Daily Darling Page…and…we have a winner! I really thought I’d have to give more clues, but our winner, Kaitlin M. was fiercely tenacious and got the correct answer with only one clue: he is the father of one son, twin daughters and just announced another child is on the way! Stay tuned to see what Kaitlin won! Congratulations, Kaitlin!

You never know what secret contests we have lurking here at le•top blog…you may already be on the road to being winner and not even know it!

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…IN thumbnail15 MINUTES!

I received this recipe from my friend, Amber (from Boerne, TX). She found it on one of the many blogs that she reads (like ours!) and made this delicious little cake IN A MUG! She raves about how easy this recipe is and thought our le•top readers would enjoy it as well. Perfect little project to do with your child on a cold, rainy day!

I wish I could try this as a Valentine treat, but with gestational diabetes, I’m going to have to wait until after my little munchkin delivers. It’s a perfect dessert for two, or for someone eating for two. 😉

Five Minute Chocolate Cake In A Mug For Two

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips
a splash of vanilla
1 large mug

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the
milk and oil, and mix the batter well. Then add the chocolate chips and vanilla, and mix again.

Place the mug in your microwave oven (1000 watts) and cook for 3 min. The cake will rise over the top of the mug but don’t be alarmed. Allow the cake to cool a bit and tip out on a plate if desired or eat right out of the mug. Serve with ice cream on the side. Voilá… dessert for two. (Thanks, Amber!)

choco-cake-in-a-cup

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No, I did NOT say that!

No, I did NOT say that!

Miranda was asking me who would be her husband when she grew up. I said, “That won’t be for a loooooong time, but it’s usually a friend.”

Well, it won’t be Mikkel because he’d be a silly daddy.

– Miranda (age 4)

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