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Choriqueso. Jalapeno Poppers, Test #1. For the past a few year, I have tried to plan for a trip to visit, a place that I've ever been, at least once a year.

Jalapeno Poppers, Test #1

I love to experience new things, getting new inspirations for life, by just being in a different city or country. Next week, my parents and I are visiting Hong Kong and Beijing for 2 weeks. Even thought I have been to both places before, I am still looking forward to go there again. For HK, I have visited so many times. Eating is the main activity that we do when we get there. Cooking. Homemade cheez-it crackers. Bakers Royale. Salted Caramel Pecan Bars. A few weeks back, someone at my office brought some scrumptious little bites of heaven to our Thanksgiving potluck. Word around the office was that they were made up of butter, sugar, and graham crackers. Well, that would explain why I could NOT stop eating them! When I saw this recipe in Southern Living earlier this month, I had a feeling if I attempted it, the resulting product would be pretty close to those same little bites of heaven that I ate that day at the office.

Guess what? I was right! These can be made a couple of different ways- with and without chocolate- so of course I had to make them both ways to see which was better. Salted Caramel Pecan BarsMakes 4 dozen. Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Corn. Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Corn Blame it on those cute little Boy Scouts that sold me the peanut butter cup popcorn, or maybe the fact that I have been craving peanut butter like nobody’s business.

Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Corn

Either way I set out to find a peanut butter popcorn recipe and created the most amazing caramel popcorn I have ever tasted! If peanut butter caramel corn didn’t sound amazing enough, I just had to take this caramel corn over the top! I threw in some honey roasted peanuts just for fun and it tasted great. I should have stopped there, but you know how I like to take things over the top, so I added an extra punch of peanut-buttery goodness by drizzling melted peanut butter chips and chocolate on top.

Ingredients: Directions: Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Cake Batter! I’m siiiiick.

Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Cake Batter!

If you follow Willow Bird Baking on Facebook or Twitter (you do, right?) , you’ve probably heard me whining about it lately (okay, maybe this isn’t the best way to encourage you to follow). It started with a sore throat and has turned into a beastly, phlegmatic ogre of a cold that has taken up residence in my chest and commenced hanging draperies and such. I have protested this development with various hot teas, soups, and my favorite home remedy suggested by readers: complaining. Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Cake Batter! Snack Time: Caramel Popcorn with Sea Salt. The next month or two of work on Xanga 2.0 is going to be busy, so I wanted to share with everyone a roadmap of how we’re thinking about things!

We’re dividing the work on this project into four basic phases. Phase 1. Data migration As described here, we’ve imported over every account that we have on Xanga over to the new system so that anyone who could sign into Xanga can still sign into Xanga 2.0. (Try it here!) Finally and most important of all, we’ve imported over 2 million blogs from the old system. . * We’ve archived the blogs of the hundreds of thousands of blogs where the user has logged in in the past 5 years and has at least two subscribers. * We did an additional set of archives for 200k users who had logged in the past year and had at least 10 blogs. * We’ve also archived the blogs of every single user that’s ever been premium at any point in the past… And of course, a lot of you guys archived your own blogs using the old Xanga archive generator.

Phase 2. Phase 3. Phase 4. Snickers Popcorn. This Snickers Popcorn is our favorite movie night snack!

Snickers Popcorn

This past weekend my husband and I went to the movies. What is so brilliant about this is there was no animation. Adult actors actually performing, not just lending their voice to a cartoon bird. A movie where I didn’t have to wear 3D glasses. A movie where Ryan Gosling gratuitously goes shirtless. Chocolate Caramel Potato Chips. I’m not really known for making healthy food choices.

Chocolate Caramel Potato Chips

I mean, I pretty much live off of Pop Tarts. And in case you didn’t know, people whose diet consists of stuff like Little Debbies and Hot Tamales get hungry very frequently. Like, about every 3 hours. Chunks of temptation: salted caramel almond pretzel popcorn. Wednesday November 24, 2010 If you were a reasonable person, you would look away right now and not read any further.

chunks of temptation: salted caramel almond pretzel popcorn

There’s a warning here and it’s not to be taken lightly. This super delicious concoction of popcorn, roasted almonds, pretzels, marshmallows and salty caramel is insanely addictive. If you have willpower, let this be the test.