Box Bean Town: I Suck at Markers
Friday 18 July 2008, 9:38 PM
Filed under: art, box bean town, pens

Family outing at the beach, where the grandparents are supposed to be running through the water (definitely did not do that), son is making a sandcastle, daughter is making the dog listen to a seashell, dad is reading a newspaper, and mom’s applying sunscreen.

One word: SIGH.  T_T


Box Bean Town: CAN I HAVE YO NUMBA?!
Saturday 12 July 2008, 1:21 AM
Filed under: art, box bean town, watercolors

Indiana Jones escaping a terracotta army graveyard while driving a chariot being pulled by terracotta horses. THANK YOU, TOE-KNEE. *rolls eyes*

And here’s a first: preliminaries!

Homemade Oreos
Sunday 6 July 2008, 6:28 PM
Filed under: cookies/bars

I love Oreos. Give me a bag and I WILL DEMOLISH THEM. I’m such a force to be reckoned with, mwahaha. Anyway, these were for Toe Toe. After the difficult time I had with last week’s Box Bean Town, I decided that he deserved some cavities because these cookies are HELLA SWEET. They’re not bad, but I like my teeth, so I think I’ll stick with non-homemade Oreos… haha.

I got the recipe from Technicolor Kitchen.

Ingredients (Cookies)

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 large egg

Directions (Cookies)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Add in butter and egg and mix until smooth.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheets and flatten them, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Ingredients (Cream Filling)

  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions (Cream Filling)

  1. Mix together butter and shortening.
  2. Beat in sugar and vanilla.
  3. Continue to beat until mixture is light and fluffy.


  • Place about a rounded teaspoonful of the cream filling in between two of the chocolate cookies and press together.

Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies
Saturday 5 July 2008, 10:13 PM
Filed under: cookies/bars, fruit


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 8 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats.
  3. Combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, honey, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
  5. Stir in cranberries and pecans.
  6. Place on baking sheets by the tablespoonfuls.
  7. Bake from 9-11 minutes.

I got this recipe from Recipe Zaar. These cookies are really sweet (probably because I added too much vanilla), but really good. Next time I would add more pecans and soak the cranberries in some juice. I used instant oats instead old-fashioned and I don’t think it made any real difference.

Box Bean Town: Huh?
Saturday 5 July 2008, 8:55 PM
Filed under: art, box bean town, ink

Female samurai on a ‘steampunk’ (whatever the hell that is) horse walking towards a nine-tailed fox.

Guess who’s on my new hate list? YES, TOE KNEE. *glare*