Things may appear cuter in the photo then in actual life



Tried the latest tips for make-up. The not-so natural look.


Possible 30 Calorie Tea Cake Recipe

Ok, it’s not official yet, but I think I have figured out a 30 calorie Tea Cake recipe… I haven’t actually baked it yet, just tested the numbers.

Yield: 15 tea cakes (30 cal/tea cake)


    1/2 cup Splenda (0 cal)
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract (12 cal)
    1 Medium Egg
    1/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce (34 cal)
    1 tsp Magic Baking Powder (0 cal [ side note: not all baking powders are 0 cal, check the label first ])
    1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Graham Flour (408 cal [ side note: not all graham flour is this calorie count, get this specific brand or search for one close to this count ])

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. (Blend applesauce & sugar, actually.)
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture (the dough will be soft).
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 2″ apart on to greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375 °F (190 °C) for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Note: based on a recipe from All Recipes.

    [ side note: I just realized that this could also be a vegan recipe, well if you find an egg substitute… go fig ]

    [ side note, part 2: made it today (07/25/13) and you can substitute the egg by adding 1/2 cup applesauce and a tsp of water rather than the 1/3 cup. ]