Blonde Jokes and Chocolate Blueberry Beer Cupcakes

by Joanne on March 12, 2011

They weren’t kidding when everyone was warned of flooding.  The sewers were on the attack!

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Just glad I didn’t have to run past that today. 

I had slightly slushy roads for my run today. It was snowing when I set out and the wind was certainly not helpful.  But I pounded out 20 miles. Not saying it was easy but I did it.  I didn’t walk. When I wanted to quit, I kept thinking about those ultra runners who go for 24 to 30 or more HOURS through amazing environments and outrageous temperatures.  Thinking of the pain and discomfort others endure somehow makes me think that I can push through what I have to for such a small amount of time in comparison.  The best part of my run…I got that runners HIGH going on right now. I’m going to rejoice in it. YAY!

Things you find in your email.  Honestly. I’m not sure who it was from, an address I didn’t recognize. Of course no one signed it but this is what I found:

On day a redhead, a brunette, and a blonde were on their way to heaven.
God told them the stairs to heaven were 1,000 steps and on every step he was going to tell them a joke. If they laughed they would not be able to get to heaven.
So the redhead made it to the 45th step and laughed.
The brunette made it to the 200th step and laughed.
But the blonde made it to the 999th step and laughed even before god told his joke.
God asked "Why did you laugh I haven’t even told the joke yet"
The blonde said "I know I just now got the first one!!!"

It’s an old one. I’ve heard it before along with the 999 others! Still, guess you gotta appreciate a joke, no matter what.

Do jokes make you smile even if you don’t think they are that funny?  I love jokes, just not the raunchy ones.

Great recipe!  I found it on VegMag but changed it up a bit.  Eggless and delicious. 

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Chocolate Blueberry Beer Cupcakes – Makes 12 standard sized cupcakes

A neat recipe for St. Patrick’s Day if you decorate them green.  Alien

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Carob powder (or use cocoa powder if you have it on hand)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Blueberry Beer

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  • 1/4 cup really strong brewed flavorful tea, such as Spiced Chai or Hot Cinnamon tea. *The orig. recipe used coffee.
  • 1 TBS chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cinder vinegar

Preheat the oven to 325 F. 

Line cupcake tins with 12 cupcake liners. .

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients:  sugar, flour, carob/cocoa, baking soda, salt.

In a small bowl, add the beer, tea (or coffee), syrup, and vinegar.

Mix the wet into the dry but only blend until JUST mix. Don’t over do it.

Fill cupcake liners with batter and bake for 20 minutes. Frost as desired. 

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A few green sparkly sprinkles or a big dark chocolate kiss

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Maybe just colorful sprinkles

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Easy.  I made these in 20 minutes between getting home from work and getting dinner on the table.

Well worth that little bit of effort.

If your St. Pat’s Day parade is today, have fun. If not, have a GREAT Saturday anyway.

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6 Comments

  • At 2011.03.12 11:20, claudia lamascolo said:

    Boy you guys have had a huge amount of snow this year…. Burrrrr~!
    That looks really slushy cold too! Not fun tryng to keep off the pounds as I remember… this is a perfect treat, healthy and delicious… would keep me from those winter blues for sure~ hope you;ve been well… take care !

    • At 2011.03.12 15:54, Mama Kelly aka Jia said:

      Blueberry beer? I never would’ve thought to use it for cupcakes. I bet the Hubby would really like them!

      • At 2011.03.12 21:21, Medeja said:

        Wow, they look and sound realy cool 🙂

        • At 2011.03.13 00:12, Monet said:

          You are a wonder woman. Can I say that again and again? Wow! I’m so impressed with you…and your cupcakes. How much fun to use beer! Thanks for sharing, sweet lady! I hope you are having a splendid Saturday night. Take time to relax and rejuvenate tomorrow. Hugs from Austin!

          • At 2011.03.13 18:30, kalli said:

            we had a st. pattys day parade too! love the cupcakes-how festive 🙂

            • At 2011.03.16 20:51, The Green Girl said:

              Wow, congratulations on pushing yourself to complete those 20 miles strong – you go, girl!

              I love the blueberry beer cupcakes – so unique and you did an awesome job!

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