This post just gave me diabetes.

I love Cadbury Creme Eggs. No, I luuuuuurve them. I have to admit, though, I’m glad they’re only available for a limited time every year because they are so tooth-achingly sweet and sugary, that it’s way too easy to go overboard on them.

This recipe is *way* overboard – but ohmygod I have to admit I want one. Adding buttercream frosting to pretty much anything is a “yes” in my book, and adding it to a Cadbury Creme Egg is evil genius territory. Just looking at that picture makes my heart race from a sugar high spike!

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It’s the most wonderful time of year, when Cadbury Creme Eggs proliferate in food and drug stores, like sweet little sugarbombs just waiting to be hatched in your mouth.

Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs. Extremely easy to make and very sweet to eat, these are a sure-fire way to kick off Easter Candy season in style.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs, chilled for 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla buttercream, colored yellow with food coloring
  • red sprinkles, to garnish

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Beeramisu? Yes, please!

Apparently, it’s Guinness Week at Serious Eats and I approve. If you know me, you know I
So, needless to say, I was very happy to see that it’s Guinness Week at Serious Eats – my favorite food blog. This recipe for “Beeramisu” looks incredible. Take my favorite beer and my favorite dessert and combine them and it looks like you’ve got heaven. I’m pretty psyched to try this out – I may actually do it Wednesday night so we can enjoy it for dessert on St. Patrick’s day. I’ll be sure to post a follow up if/when I do try it out.

But for now, I’ll just stare at the picture and drool.

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Guinness Week: Beeramisu

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This take on Tiramisu strays pretty far from the traditional. It calls for Guinness and Irish Cream instead of coffee and Marsala, but the requisite creamy, soft layers will surely please anyone crazy for this Italian dessert.

This version also leaves out the egg-based zabaglione, which means it’s seriously easy to put together. But take note, this dessert is best if it hangs out in the fridge overnight so it can properly set up and really go to town soaking those ladyfingers.

Like coffee would, the Guinness adds a hint of bitterness to balance the sweetness, and its malty, chocolatey, coffee notes are the perfect pair with sweet Irish Cream and smooth mascarpone.

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Animals Automated Cameras = Awesome.

I have to admit that I almost went for the Charlie Sheen reference and put “Animals + Automated Cameras = Winning” but I refrained.

These pics are really fascinating – as the author of the Gizmodo post says, “…what animals are up to when they’re not being weirded out by humans (just weirded out by automated cameras).” (LOVE that he used the expression “weirded out” lol!) I definitely recommend checking out the Smithsonian Wild site and, as they suggest, picking a camera location and scrolling through the pictures (and videos) of animals as they cross the camera’s path. The pictures aren’t edited or curated (beyond being grouped by camera location or animal type) so there are a lot of not great photos, but it’s still interesting to see all the different types of animals (up close) in a particular area.

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The Smithsonian has launched a new database of over 200,000 photos captured by automated cameras around the world, showing what animals are up to when they’re not being weirded out by humans (just weirded out by automated cameras).

As Smithsonian wildlife biologist William McShea explains:

This site provides the public a glimpse of what the scientist sees when surveying remote place. Not every photo is beautiful but every photo provides information that can be used to conserve wild animals. It is addictive to scroll through the photos at a single site and see the diversity that walks by a single camera in the forest.

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Spiders are Evil. Here's more proof.

Seriously, if you know me, you know that I’m *terrified* of spiders. Right now, as I type this, I’m staring at that horrific, horrific spider picture freaking the F out and imagining that I have something crawling on me (OMG). Is that not the ugliest evilist looking thing ever? It is.

Apparently, Mazda is issuing a recall of 2009-2010 Mazda 6s because they’ve had problems with spiders (EVIL) crawling up inside them. OMG EW. Seriously, if I was in my car and spiders started crawling out of the air vents I would die. I would bail out of the car or run off the road or just die of fear. That is pretty much one of the worst things I can think of. I once did drive off the road because a spider was crawling across my dashboard. Another time I almost hit a car in front of me while sitting in traffic with my arm on my window and a spider CRAWLED ACROSS IT. UGH.

Seriously, that spider picture is FREAKING me out. I think it moved.

Also, apparently they can crawl up in your gas grill line and cause fires. SPIDERS ARE EVIL.

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Yellow Sac Spider Causes Horrifying Recall

Mazda is issuing a recall because spiders (YES, SPIDERS) have crawled into as many as 52,000 2009-2010 Mazda 6s.

Once inside the charcoal evaporative canisterthey can spin webs inside the vent line, which block airflow and decrease overall performance in the car.

According to Mazda, the spiders (dear God, the SPIDERS) haven’t caused any fires or any other casualties, so far. But recalled cars will have a spring valve installed to prevent the spiders from getting into the vent line. As a remedy, Mazda dealers will inspect and clean the canister line and install a spring to prevent spider infestation.

To make matters worse, these aren’t run of the mill, casual spiders. In fact, these are biting spiders.

OK, so all spiders bite. But these are venomous and, though not fatal, are usually quite painful. A person usually develops redness, swelling, and itching near the site of the bite — somewhat akin to a wasp sting. Their bites are often misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites.

Can you imagine if you had a colony of these in your car? OK, stop imagining that. It’s too horrifying.

Apparently, this isn’t the first time that spiders have caused problems for consumers. They can also crawl into the canisters on gas grills and obstruct the flow there, too. They crawl in, spin webs, build nests, and lay eggs in the grill’s gas, which can cause the backed-up heat to “flashback,” possibly severely injuring people. 

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Excited to try a Beginners Embroidery Tutorial on @PrudentBaby since I'm obsessed w/the designs @sublimestitchin!

A few posts back, one of my favorite crafty sites, Prudent Baby, showcased some designs from www.sublimestitching.com and I was in

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Start Stitching! (A Beginner’s Embroidery Tutorial)

It is National Embroidery Month, don’t you know?

Embroidery is a beautiful, versatile craft that requires just a few basic supplies.

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Amazon Instant Video now avail free to Prime Members. Yay for another source of entertainment for cable cutters!

If you are already an Amazon Prime subscriber, you now have access to free (well, included in your subscription) “all-you-can-eat” movie streaming. It looks like a lot of overlap with what’s available on Netflix Instant Streaming, but I did see a couple of movies right on the first page of Prime Eligible movies that aren’t available on Netflix Instant Streaming. Nice to have another source for instant content (especially when you’ve cut the cable, like me).

Movies that are “Prime Eligible”:
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TV Shows that are “Prime Eligible”:
http://amzn.to/e8hJcL

Devices to stream Amazon Instant Streaming to your TV:
http://amzn.to/fnNNAc

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It’s a streaming video service…

Amazon’s got over 5,000 (commercial-free) movies and TV shows out of the gate,

…available to (most) Amazon Prime customers…

if you’re already shelling out $79/year for the free two-day shipping Amazon Prime gets you, then Instant Video is just an added bonus. If you’re not already a Prime member, $79/year works out to about $6.50/month—cheaper than the least expensive plans offered by Netflix and Hulu. And if you’re unsure whether you want to commit to Prime, you can sign up for a one-month free trial here.

…that you can watch on most set-top boxes…

Amazon’s lined up what looks like a decent array of hardware partners: GoogleTV, Logitech, Roku, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Vizio. But then you see who’s missing: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Apple TV.

…and has a few nice touches…

More important is that Amazon Instant Video also includes the option to rent or buy the free videos as well, if you want to take them on the go when you don’t have a reliable internet connection. Average price seems to be $12 to buy and $4 to rent (for 3 days) a new or newish movie release, and $10/$3 for the back catalog stuff.

…although it’s not great to navigate…

it’s an endless sprawl, a mishmash of content with limitless drilldown options.

…and the selection is kind of dire…

I’m sure Amazon’s going to beef up its selections. But they’d better do it fast.

…so don’t go out of your way to sign up.

If you’re an existing Prime customer who owns a Roku, you just got maybe the sweetest added value feature ever. But for the rest of us, Amazon Instant Video seems like a faded carbon copy of services to which we already subscribe.

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Nerdy Valentine's treats for Nerdy Girls (like me!)

CrunchGear posted a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for girls and some of the suggestions are really adorable! :) I especially like the plastic 8-bit flowers and the

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Why not try a box of sushi candy? Straight from Japan, this candy set combines creativity and cholesterol with a DIY set of powders and gels that react together to create what looks like real sushi. In fact, it’s sushi candy!

realistic gummy heart only a true science nerd could appreciate

She’ll be the envy of her office as this plastic bouquet sits on her desk year round to make co-workers jealous and remind her how awesome and thoughtful her guy is. Because every Princess needs a Mario! Plus, it never needs watering.

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