Well, Husband's birthday has come and gone now. It was fantastic and seemed to be one of the best yet (at least lately, anyway). I was able to surprise him many times over; and even though he did correctly guess one of his presents, he didn't say it out loud, so it kept the surprise magic alive for me (I was happy about that!).
Better yet, for his birthday I got a present-- my first official Barefoot Contessa cookbook! Yes I know, it's weird for me to get a present, but we were in a celebratory mood, and her cookbook was right there (across town, where we drove to buy it, but still...).
Many of the recipes I make are Ina Garten's (She's fabulous and everyone should love and adore her!), including this cupcake. I'm super stoked to be going through her cookbook now and there's already tons I want to get crackin' on. Keep an eye out for updates to the Manna site! (I know I keep saying this, but I really do mean it!)