Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
I’m really into the idea of desserts for two. I’m especially loving the cupcakes for two recipes I’m coming across lately. I wrote about some cherry vanilla cupcakes for two earlier this month that were a big hit. If you are interested you can read about them here. If you are still looking for a sweet treat for you’re special someone you might want to give these cupcakes a try. They only use one bowl and will be done about 30 minutes.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve been so focused on Valentine’s Day Cupcake ideas that I almost forgot to make cookies with my new cookie cutters and supplies Karen’s Cookies. If you haven’t already checked out this site, I highly recommend you do. She has some great tutorials, recipes, videos & supplies like the kissing lips used on these cookies. An added bonus was the reasonable shipping rate and speedy arrival; this is a rare occurrence for Alaskan residents. Read more... (391 words, 12 images, estimated 1:34 mins reading time)
I had cream cheese frosting left over from Red Velvet cupcakes I made last week. Every time I saw opened the refrigerator I could here it whispering, “Eat Me. I’m your favorite.” Something had to be done, but what? I couldn’t throw it away. That would be some kind of crime against cupcakes everywhere. Eating it by the spoonful wasn’t an option or was it? I did go cross country skiing this afternoon and I ate a late breakfast and didn’t eat lunch. These thoughts actually went through my head before I was reminded that I’m in the midst of a “biggest loser” competition. Frosting by the spoonful was not going to get me any closer to that $450. Read more... (525 words, 23 images, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
I have lived in Alaska for almost 12 years.That’s long enough to stop calling all sodas a Coke & long enough for my southern drawl to have mostly faded away. I say mostly because about 5 minutes after I step off of a plane in New Orleans,it all comes flooding back. I suddenly I hear myself saying things like “bamamamas” (if you don’t speak N’awlins that’s by my mama’s). I have no idea how it happens; I don’t call my mom “mama”- EVER. Deep down inside of me there’s still a Southern Bell that needs to rear her pretty little head from time to time. I actually love that I grew up in New Orleans. How can you not love a place with so much character and such great food? One of the foods I love the most is Red Velvet cake. Read more... (690 words, 12 images, estimated 2:46 mins reading time)