Sunday, July 11, 2010


It may take some time but I feel this half birthday thing WILL catch on. Granted, in my 41 years, only 2 people have jumped on the band wagon and celebrated with me. My Dad one year and then my friend Theresa who got us free ice cream and a song another year.

In honor of my half birthday, I did what anyone would do, I made the Barefoot Contessa's coconut cupcakes.

Leave it to the Contessa to make a cake mix complicated. Seriously, do the eggs HAVE to be room temperature and the water added alternately to the mix. I threw caution to the wind and threw cold eggs (gasp) in with the water and mix all at once.

Despite my rebel attitude, they turned out delicious. The only downside is that I think the Contessa must not like frosting (or maybe I like it more than normal). There wasn't quite enough for 10 cupcakes. Still delish!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Anyone have any ideas on what to do with okra besides fry it? My farmer has given us loads of okra the last two weeks and am drawing a blank.


Ron said...

so then do you say and a half when someone asks your age? On an application do you use .5?

Lindsay said...

happy half-birthday! glad i'm not the only one who celebrates.

no idea on the okra. fried is all i've ever had!

Amanda said...

Nothing wrong with celebrating a half birthday :)! Glad you enjoyed your cupcakes.

Okra - that's a tough one. I think I"ve only ever had it in soups or fried. Good luck!

Black Knight said...

This is the first time that I wish a happy half birthday!

Jennifer said...

OMG those look so good!

I love stewed okra with tomatoes and onions/garlic. Mmm it's so good especially with some fresh bread!