I know it's nowhere near Valentine's Day but that doesn't mean I can't throw a little pastry love to you guys. And on a brownie, no less! Yum yum!
I'm not much of a baker. I get intimidated by the exactness of measurements and ratios and temperatures and timing so my lovely Kitchen Aid mixer stands unused like a really fancy decoration in my kitchen. That is, until I made my first batch of muffins! Muffins are so easy! They take almost no work and I can practically make them with my eyes closed! Strawberries are in season, I think this will be my new favorite.
I LOVE beets! Sadly, last time I was peeling some in preparation for roasting, my hand swelled up super huge and scarylike and I had to take a Benadryl and fell asleep and then I was afraid to ever eat beets again because if that's what happens to the outside of my body, imagine the inside of my throat! Terrifying. So now I can only lust after beets from afar. Love you beets!
I like the age-old motif of hearts and keys. It never goes out of style and always seems so genuine and proper. I also like gags involving swallowing a key like in "Arrested Development" so with these cupcakes I'm all set.