Can anybody tell me why in the world there are blueberries on this bag of sugar?

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No?  That’s what I thought.

This is what I HATE about marketing.

This is a bag of sugar.  It is NOT I repeat NOT healthy like, say, blueberries.

Blueberries are good for you.

Sugar is not.

There are no blueberries inside this bag of sugar.

There is no earthly reason to put sugar on fresh blueberries.

Can it with the crappy marketing, sugar manufacturers, we are wise to your game.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  What marketing ploys drive you nuts?

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Way back around Valentines Day I got the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook.  So far I’ve only made one recipe . . . The Birthday Layer Cake.  I turned the recipe into cupcakes for my Grandma’s 90th birthday though.  My nephew said he liked them better than Panera’s Mac ‘n Cheese.  That’s high praise from a five year old.  High praise indeed. 

No, I did not take any pictures and I stink for that but I plan on making this recipe again.  I did borrow a pic from the Momofuku webpage so you’d have something pretty to look at.  Here’s what the real deal looks like.

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This one recipe contains four parts.

1 recipe Birthday Cake

1 recipe Birthday Cake Soak

1 recipe Birthday Cake Frosting

1 recipe Birthday Cake Crumb

It’s the Birthday Cake Crumb I’d like to talk about.

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Day 23 in the January Blog a Day challenge is Dessert.

Being the multi-tasker that I am, I’m also combining this with a little thing called Blog Love and the Liebster award.  You can check out my Blog Love page here, but to sum it all up for you: I think blog awards are mostly a pyramid scheme.  I say mostly because I have an ego just like the rest of you that likes to be stroked on occasion.  Whether blog awards are a desperate attempt to bring in more page views or just a well intentioned gimmick I do like getting them and I may walk around the house in my comfy pants and hooded sweatshirt and BIC headband all puffed out for a few days.

So, the Liebster award.

According to Cinnamon who awarded this danged thing to me, the Liebster is a great way for bloggers to interact.  Except I don’t nominate other bloggers like I’m supposed to and I don’t answer the random questions like I’m supposed to.  For my take on this award, I chose instead to share one of my favorite bloggers with you in the hopes you’ll all find a new blog love yourself.  Today it’s Ann of Cooking Dangerously.  I mentioned Ann briefly this month already on Day 14 Food where I posted my submission to her Dangerous Shepherd’s Pie Contest.

The thing I like most about Ann is not only does she do her own thing by cooking with crazy “dangerous” ingredients and not falling prey to the food blog bandwagon, but her posts always show me a different side to food and always leave me with something fresh to think about.

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