Archive | February 2013

It’s National Margarita Day!

(Photo Courtesy of Betty Crocker)

What are you going to do to celebrate National Margarita day???  How about indulging in a margarita cupcake!  These are easy to make and one of my all time favorites from Betty Crocker’s recipe collection.  More Betty Crocker recipes can be found at http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes

Ingredients

 Pretzel Mixture

1 1/2      cups crushed pretzels

1/4         cup butter or margarine, melted

2            tablespoons sugar

 Cupcakes

1           Box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix

3/4        cup nonalcoholic margarita mix

1/3        cup vegetable oil

1/4        cup water

2           teaspoons grated lime peel

4           egg whites

 Topping

1 1/2     cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping

2           containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Light Fat Free Key  

             lime yougurt

2           teaspoons grated lime peel

1/3        cup coarsely crushed pretzels

 Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

Step 2

In small bowl, mix pretzel mixture ingredients until blended. Spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture in each cup.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among cups (two-thirds full).

Step 4

Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Step 5

In medium bowl, fold whipped topping, yogurt and 2 teaspoons lime peel until blended; frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with coarsely crushed pretzels. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

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Friday’s Dessert w/ Alcohol: Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies

How about some Bailey’s Irish Cream in your cookie ingredients. Sounds like the perfect combination after a long week, yes?  This cookie has all of the things ingredients that I love the most for a fine dessert…chocolate…Bailey’s Irish Cream…oh its almost heavenly haha! Enjoy this delicious (and easy to make) cookie recipe brought to you today courtesy of Tasty Kitchen – and make sure to check out her blog for other delicious recipes as well!  Have a wonderful weekend y’all 🙂

(Photo Courtesy of Tasty Kitchen)

Savory Potato Rosemary Cupcakes (Hint…Great St Patrick’s Day Dessert!)

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us (yay for Spring, green beer and all things Irish) and here is a perfect little treat to help celebrate this momentous Irish holiday.  With potato in the cupcake ingredients and Irish cheddar in the icing…this looks extremely delish and unique! This recipe is courtesy of my favorite Southern lady, Miss Paula Deen.  Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Rosemary Cupcakes (Paula Deen)

Sweet Potato Rosemary Cupcakes (Paula Deen)

Peeps Cake

Who would have ever thought of this clever idea…a Peeps Cake! I came across this recipe the other day online and thought it was the coolest idea – especially for you Peeps lovers out there. It’s quite simple to make and is loaded with nothing but Peeps, M&M’s and cake. Yum!  This clever recipe is brought to you today from Living La Vida Mommy who describes her blog as “musings from a loving, crafty, dorky, awesome, Latina mommy.”  (She sounds like an awesome and fun mommy!)