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Ackbar's Adventures: Kinder Egg

For those of you who are friends with me on facebook, you might have already seen this series.  But, I thought it would be fun to make it into a post so you could see all the pictures at once. Adm. Ackbar: They've been banned, Lizzie, but we got one! We got one!!! Adm. Ackbar: Don't just sit there! Help me get the wrapper off! Lizzie: I'm helping! Adm. Ackbar: Good job, Lizzie! You broke through! Adm. Ackbar: Here, have some chocolate. Adm. Ackbar: Let's open it up! What do you think is inside, Lizzie? Lizzie: Whatever it is, it's pretty packed in there, Admiral... I'm afraid... Adm. Ackbar: Uhhh... wtf is this? Lizzie: I'm not sure, Admiral...  Lizzie: We should at least look at the instruction manual.  Hmm, it says "Magic" in the corner. Adm Ackbar: Yeah, I think we need some for this to not be a piece of crap. Adm Ackbar: Blow, Lizzie! At least we'll follow the instructions and see what thi

Peachy Plum Upside-Down Cake

Yes, I know, it's been too long.  But, every year football season happens (although this year wasn't so certain), and every year for the past four years my life gets sucked away doing work for fantasy football apps.  And yes, I also know I'm stealing many a sports nut's dream job and whining pathetically about it. So, now, my return to blogging with my first successful upside down cake! Without further ado... Stacey's Peachy Plum Upside-Down Cake Ingredients: 1 1/4c sugar, organic 1c unbleached white flour, organic 1c whole wheat flour, organic 1/4c cornstarch 1/4c canola oil, organic 1/4c butter, salted, organic (1/2 a stick) 1c whole milk, organic 1/4c water 1 tbs vanilla bean paste 2 eggs, organic 1/4c lemon juice Bottoming (since it's not really "topping?"): 1/2c dark brown sugar, organic 6 tbs butter 1 yellow peach 4 small plums 1 8x8" glass baking dish 1 loaf pan (I always end up making enough batter so I can leave