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Friday, December 31, 2010


Here it comes, 2011!!!  Congratulations everyone for surviving 2010!  Stay strong, stay focused, stay faithful!  Peace to all of you!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BluRuby Recipe Choice of the Season: Carrot Cake/Cupcake

Carrot Cake

6 ounces flour ( about 1 1/3 cups )
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
8 1/2 ounces sugar
5 ounces vegetable oil ( a little over 1/2 cup )
4 eggs
10 ounces grated carrots  ( a little over 1 cup )
optional - 3 ounces ( a little less than 1/2 cup ) of chopped pecans

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch cake pan and line with parchment or wax paper round.  If using muffin pan, it only takes about 15 - 17 minutes to bake.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg,  and cloves.  Set aside.

Mix sugar, oil, eggs, carrots, and pecans for 2 minutes on low speed of mixer.

Fold in dry ingredients.

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until  toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 block ( 8 oz )  cream cheese, softened
1 stick ( 4 oz ) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 lbs. confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cream together cream cheese and butter in bowl until well blended.  In 3 parts, add the powdered sugar and mix well after every addition.  Add vanilla and beat until well blended and smooth.

                                           Happy Holidays!!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

BluRuby Merchandise at Zazzle

BluRuby has arrived at Zazzle!  Check out our merchandise: