If I had to describe myself, I’d start with the words determined and persistent, both qualities that came into play when I (a non-techy gal) recently switched my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.
After five years of blogging I made the decision to switch to a self-hosted blog because I want to run with the big dogs. I am hoping that what started as a hobby will now help supplement my income as I crank things up a bit her at TJOC.
So, this wasn’t an extremely difficult transaction, but it also didn’t go as smoothly as I had expected either. What made it easier on me was the great customer service I got from Bluehost. I had trouble on the import end of migrating my old blog content to my new blog’s location. I kept getting an error that I couldn’t seem to work through. With the help of some very patient folks at Bluehost, and later on, an extra $13.00 paid to WordPress.com (I hadn’t anticipated) I managed to get my new site up and running and yes, get all of you here safely! Yay!!
I’m still experimenting with plugins and looking for lost stats from my WPC blog but I am confident I’ll get everything situated soon. Remember – determination and persistence. Hopefully I’ll also settle on a recipe plugin sooner than later. In the meantime, I wanted to share this Mini Blueberry Cupcake recipe with you as I promised you in my last post.
Mini Blueberry Cupcakes
1/2 c. margarine (or butter)
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk (I use skim)
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. blueberries
Line 3 dozen mini cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add margarine, sugar, and eggs. Beat with electric mixer until blended. Add milk, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and flour. Mix completely. Fold in berries. Fill paper liners about 2/3 full. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Cool before removing from tins.
These are so tasty. I frosted some with buttercream icing but I actually preferred them naked. I think a dollop of homemade whipped cream would taste great on them so I’ll try that next time around.
Please feel free to share this post with the world and let’s run with the big dogs!