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3-2-1 Mug Cake – Instant relief for cupcake cravings [cooking with Joe]

If you love cupcakes, try the 3-2-1 mugcake

mug cakeIf you are like me and try to avoid junk food, but occasionally have that irresistible craving for something sweet, here’s the best use of a mug I have found since I started drinking coffee.  Would you like a cupcake on a minute’s notice?  Try this incredibly simple 3-2-1 Mug Cake Recipe.

3-2-1 Mug Cake Recipe

cake mix boxesYou will need 2 boxes of cake mix.  One can be any flavor you like (I like chocolate fudge), but the other MUST be Angel Food cake mix. Mix the 2 cake mixes. Hint:  a gallon size zip lock bag is perfect for making and storing the mixture. When you get the craving for a little something sweet, mix 3 Tablespoons of the, 2 Tablespoons of water in a mug.   Microwave at full power for 1 minute, for a small cake you can eat out of the mug,or pour out for an un-iced cupcake.  For variety, I add a few chocolate chips to give the illusion of chocolate icing, chopped nuts, or crumbled bacon to the mix before microwaving.


My new computer – 1997

How did we get anything done on the Internet in 1997?

Just a little flash from the past – while going through some old files I found the spec sheet from my cutting edge Gateway P5-166, purchased Feb. 3, 1997, boasting 166MHz Pentium processor, a whopping 32MB of RAM, and a 2.5GB hard drive.  Price, including a $399 HP 5L laser printer – $2568.

Gateway 1997 spec sheet

Ann Curry leaves the Today Show

The ratings for NBC’s Today show dropped.  Persistent rumors surfaced a week ago that Ann Curry would be removed from the show.  Ann handled herself in a very professional way throughout  the week, then in the last 5 minutes of the 8:00 hour on Thursday, June 28, 2012, coming out of a break, we got this:

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Ann Curry has been a favorite of  ours for a long time, and she deserved a better send off than that.  A  uniquely talented journalist whose heart is in every story, Ann was never cut out to be a talking head on the couch.  She’s much better than that.  Good luck to Ann Curry in her future endeavors.

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