- Cuddling with my boyfriend and/or kitten. Preferably both. Those boys make everything in the world all right.
- Warm food awaiting me or made quickly upon my arrival, especially when I don't have to make it. Even just warmed up Chinese food seems to calm my spirits.
- A big cup of warm hot cocoa, especially with some marshmallows.
- Laying back and watching Disney movies, the food network, or shows about weddings (like David Tutera or Say Yes to the Dress)
- A cupcake.
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Now I never thought I would come home from a long day, sweaty from a workout, feeling pretty good about life, and reach for a carrot cupcake. But today I did.
The last Sweet Mandy B's cupcake awaited me when I opened the fridge. After finishing off the pan of brownies I made yesterday, it was my one sweet treat for today. I couldn't resist.
If you don't like carrot cake, you will probably not like this cupcake, because it is beautiful crafted to be a carrot cake cupcake. There is that fun nutty flavoring, raisins, orange pieces that you can see to give it color, and a carrot flavor that is not artificial and not overwhelming. The best part is the cream cheese frosting. It is so perfect with that nutty flavoring that I had to calm myself down so I wouldn't just eat the whole top of the cupcake in one bite. While I had only a single pecan on top of mine, it was delicious when I got it with the cake and frosting all mixed together. I bet these cupcakes, pictured above, would be even more fun with the nuts sprinkled on top.
So try out this little treat to mix up your sweets and feel even a little bit healthy about eating a cupcake. It does count as a serving of vegetables right? Let's just say it does. Enjoy!