Your, you’re, their, there, they’re, we all make mistakes. I’m definitely guilty from time-to-time. BUT… It doesn’t mean we can’t laugh about it.
Here are some pictures for all the grammar and punctuation nerds (like me) out there. Hope you’re having a great day!
And for the most important lesson of all:
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Tagged Commas save lives, Correct use of Grammar, Grammar, Grammar Nerds, How to use commas, Humor, Nerd Patrol, Punctuation
To get into the spirit of Halloween (pun intended) I’m sharing a great recipe from the FoodNetwork.com.
(ALL CREDIT BELONGS TO THE FOODNETWORK.)
Please be sure to check out their site for more spooky treats to trick your guests with. Did I mention they’re red velvet (brain) cupcakes? YUM YUM YUM YUM. Okay, so here are the BEST ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE CUPCAKES EVER: <333333
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with 12 paper liners (preferably silver).
For the cupcakes: Crack the eggs into your mixer. Add the canola oil, buttermilk and vinegar. Drop in the food coloring and vanilla. Let it stir up until well mixed.
Put the sugar, flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together until well mixed. Then sift this right onto a big piece of waxed paper, it makes it easy to transport to the mixer. Make sure there are no clumps.
Turn your mixture on low and slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients as it’s mixing. Turn the mixer up just a bit and combine well. Stop and scrape down the bowl.
Use an ice cream scoop to evenly dish the batter out into the cupcake liners, about 3/4 full.
Pop the cupcakes in the oven until a cake tester comes out nice and clean, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and set aside to cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting: Add the softened butter and confectioners’ sugar and cream together in a mixer. Add the milk. Stop and scrape down the bowl, getting all the confectioners’ sugar incorporated. Add a couple drops of black food coloring and then some red food coloring. Mix in the vanilla and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
Fill a pastry bag or snip the corner of a zip top bag. Fill with the frosting. (To fill the bag easily, wrap the bag around a cup and wrap the edges of the bag around the top to keep the bag open while filling with frosting.)
Frost the cupcakes, making a little squiggly line down the middle, and then filling in little swirls to look like the brain. Repeat on the other side and for the rest of the cupcakes.
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Tagged Best Halloween Recipes, Braaains, Brain Cupcakes, FoodNetwork Recipes, Halloween Cupcakes, Trick or Treat, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie Cupcakes
Oh, the joys of Monday morning. To help my readers get their brains back in working order after the
booze fest weekend, here are a few brain teasers. Holy helvetica, they never get old. Enjoy <33333’s!
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Can you tell what this says?
There are nine people in this picture, can you spot them all?
Hmm. Pretty fracking amazing, right? I’m guessing if your brain can handle all that, those revisions/new project/query letter/synopsis/insert whatever you’re currently laboring over — should be a piece-o-(something fall-like and delicious)-cake. No? :)
Happy Monday!!!!! <333333
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Tagged Brain Exercise, Brain Teasers, Happy Monday, Missing Words, Monday, Morning