Saturday, December 31, 2011

Doughnuts are good luck!

I read today that circular foods in the shape of a ring are thought to bring good luck .Symbolizing coming full circle.My Good Luck Chocolate Doughnuts with chocolate glaze are made with whole wheat flour and baked not fried so I am already on the right track. So stay away from chicken because that is bad luck according to my brother in law Jim .I surely do not want to scratch for a living in 2012! Happy New Year !!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gifts for Christmas

I woke up yesterday morning and it had snowed .My house is clean and I did not have to do it .Christmas music playing .Kids not fighting !!!!! I get to bake !So this is what I did with my time.Candied popcorn for my little ones.For all those who help with  those little ones Chocolate pretzel bites with M&Ms(Poop Decks) and Chocolate Chip cookies for Ernie .He requested them.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Cupcakes, Peppermint Swirl and Tangled Christmas lights

Emma requested a chocolate cupcake that tasted like peppermint .So here it is a Chocolate cupcake with peppermint butter cream frosting .The Christmas light cupcakes are inspired by a picture I saw on line but I used candy coated chocolate sunflower seeds called Sunny Seed Drops.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to my dinner table to night .I think He will go really well with the Italian Wedding soup that is in the slow cooker.Thank you Taste of Home and

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Trot 2011

So my daughter Maddy has been singing this little song for the last few days .It goes like this .... Turkey trot trot trot across the lot lot lot feeling fine fine fine till Thanksgiving time.She is 7 so we have been hearing it alot !!!
Happy Thanksgiving
This is this years Jacklin family Turkeys .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Charlie Brown ThanksGiving.

I know ThanksGiving is only a few days away but I saw these cupcakes and had to make them.I got the idea from( justJENN recipes) of course I had to put my own spin on them .I hope Ernie's class likes them. The cupcakes are chocolate with a vanilla butter cream frosting .

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Autumn Leaves Cupcakes

I have wanted to make these cupcakes ever since I first saw them in Taste of Home 2010.Tonight they are going with me to the RS Progressive Dinner.

As I was making these leaves this morning ,it was snowing .

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Turkey Trot 2011

So its now November and I am on the hunt for this years turkey .Here are some of the turkeys my daughters and I have made over the years .Some are edible and some are not .This years turkey may be on top of a cupcake.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

UFOs and Apple Pie

UFO cupcakes for the kids in Ernie's class .He teaches the 11 year olds at church .
Emma-Lea made her first apple pie .It was very good .

This is what I gave to my

little ones for a treat.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Broken Glass CupCakes

Broken glass cupcakes by Martha Stewart.This is my version .The candy glass was a challenge it took three tries before we had success. Just in time for Emma-Lea to take to her party at school.

The cupcakes are Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Butter Cream Frosting and Raspberry drizzle.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Skeleton CupCakes

The inspiration for these cupcakes came from The Cookies and Cups baking blog and Family Fun.

Here they are Jen I hope you like how they turned out ! Thanks for the great idea .

Monday, October 17, 2011

Comfort Food for a Sunday Eveing

All I wanted was a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup for dinner last night .It just seemed so good on a cold windy day.But I had no bread so I found this recipe on allrecipes .com Buttermilk White Bread .It was very good and the grilled Cheese was great .I also made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread .Fall is in the air.

Monday, October 3, 2011

CocaCola Cupcakes

CocaCola Cupcakes with Cherry Buttercream Frosting decorated with cola bottle gummy candy and a cherry.

Yes, there is cola in the cake mix
1.1/2 cups.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mother/Daughter Activity ( Decorating Cupcakes)

Can you see the face?
We had a lot of fun and got to bring home Wilton decorating tips to practice with.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

We went to our church family Camp Out Friday night we had a good time except for Maddy falling and banging her knee .She has a nice big bruise .Ernie signed me up to bring a dessert.So I made Caramel Apple Cupcakes.
1.Spice cake mix

2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup,peeled, cored and chopped Granny Smith apple
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees .Combine cake mix with eggs, sour cream, milk,oil,and apple.

2. Spoon batter into lined cupcake tins,filling 2/3s full bake 18-20 minutes do not over bake Cool on wire rack.
Makes 20-24 cupcakes .

Caramel and Brown sugar Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter at room temperature 1/2 cup light brown sugar

4 cups powered sugar
2-3 tbsp.milk

1 tsp.vanilla

3-4 tbsp.caramel sauce

1. Cream butter and brown sugar together .Mix in vanilla .Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth .Add the milk to loosen .Mix in the caramel sauce .Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for about a minute until frosting is smooth.

Thank you javacupcake for the buttercream frosting and America's Best Recipes for the cupcakes .

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cupcake Monday!!!

These cute little sunny faces I made for the little ones I teach on sunday.

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

I made these just for fun.