Saturday, December 29, 2012

Eggnog Quick Bread

My kids are not fond of eggnog, but I love the stuff. Its not the holidays with out it. Its a lot to drink all by my self. I found this quick bread recipe on My Husband likes it so its a keeper.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Cake mix Christmas Cookies


Cake mix Christmas cookies with mint chocolate drizzle. Emma-Lea wanted to bring some cookies to school to share with friends.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa Hat Pretzel Cupcake

Santa Hat Pretzels
 I first saw these cute pretzels on Pinterest and I knew I would have to make them. I think they are even cuter on top of a cupcake and in a bag of M&M pretzel bites.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cranberry Eggnog Cupcake Wreath

I am so thankful to everyone who helped put together the wonderful Christmas Party for the Kensington Ward last night.It seemed like everyone had a great time .The food,entertainment and decorations were outstanding.We have very talented people in our ward family!!!!

Cupcake Wreath
1white cake mix
1cup eggnog
1cup chopped cranberries
1/3 cup.oil
bake as directed on box

 The inspiration for the wreath came from the book Hello,cupcake .I used eggnog flavored candy melts for the leaves and sixlets for the berries and vanilla frosting .

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Acorn and Turkey 2012 Cupcakes

 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
The acorn cupcakes I made for my parents when they were here this past weekend.
  I love Thanksgiving. Each year we make some kind of  candy and cookie turkey. This year these turkey cupcakes went with Emma-lea to seminary.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Little Eagles Cupcakes

Tomorrow is Election Day are you ready to vote?  Maddy's School is our voting place,they are the Little Eagles. These cupcakes are my donation to the bake sale.

The Glen Haven Eagles 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Falling Leaves Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes and Salted Caramel Butter cream frosting .

The idea for these cupcake decorations are from 2009
 I wanted to make cupcakes for Maddy's Halloween party at school but with restrictions they had to be store bought.  BUMMER!  But that's not going to stop me. We have a meeting tonight to plan the ward Christmas party.  So guess what they are getting as a treat.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Black Cat Cookies

I made about 90 of these cute cookies.

Center pieces for the 2012 Halloween party.
The activity day girls in our ward hand painted these pots.
THANK YOU REBECCA FOR YOUR WONDERFUL IDEA! (To find the recipe for these cookies go to

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pretzel Pumpkin Cupcake

Its finally October ! I love cupcakes and I love the fall.The changing leaves, apple cider, pumpkins and crisp cool days this is my favorite time of year . My Pretzel Pumpkin cupcake is a chocolate cupcake warmed up with spices such as cinnamon ,nutmeg,allspice and cardamom topped with an orange cream cheese buttercream frosting. Topped with a pretzel pumpkin .                                     
My 8 yr.old daughter Maddy made the fleese pumpkin at church the other night there is a roll of toilet paper inside ! So cute!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel topping

My daughter Emma-Lea asked me the other day if I could make something for her for breakfast. She wanted  something she could eat in the car on our way to seminary at 5:15 am .I made Banana Bread last week .This week it is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel muffins .I started with Pillsbury Quick Bread and Muffin mix and added chocolate chips to the batter about 1cup .The topping is 2tbs of each of the following cinnamon sugar,brown sugar,flour,and butter combine with a fork in a small bowl until it looks crumbly like wet sand .Top each muffin with topping and bake at 400degrees for 15 to20 minutes.makes 15 muffins .
 I do know how to make these from scratch I have a wonderful recipe that I grew up with that my parents made all the time .My Husband Ernie was given the box of mix last year as a Christmas gift so I thought I would use it and I have to say they are really good!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Picnic Apple Cupcakes

 Today was the Labor Day Picnic for the Kensington Ward .
The girls had fun with their new friends .Ernie played softball and I got to know the people in our new ward .I think I am going to like it here.
 I think the cupcakes would be cute for back to school too.
Apple for the teacher or something like that.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Black Forest Cupcakes

Its been along time since I have posted anything new .We have moved back to the east coast. Silver Spring MD. to be exact .My husband is now working at the VA in DC. He also takes the Metro so now I have a car !Its only taken 15 years.
Anyway back to the cupcakes My daughter Emma-Lea had a back to Seminary fireside last night so we made Black Forest cupcakes with cherry filling inside a chocolate cupcake with creamy vanilla frosting .

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

     I wanted to use up some ripe bananas .I also wanted to make some thing fun for Ernie's 11 year old Primary class.Next Sunday is his last before we make our big move .So I decided to make banana chocolate chip muffins .But they looked kind of naked. I dressed them in chocolate frosting ,mini chocolate chips and a banana marshmallows .It was a party Ernie's teaching partner brought cookies and they watched a DVD .The kids think they have the best teachers ! I know they do!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

One Cool Pop Cupcakes Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to my Dad and to my Husband I hope you both had a wonderful day !
These cupcakes are  an orange cupcake with an orange and vanilla cream swirl frosting.The cupcake topper is  Mike &Ike's candies made to look like Popsicles with flat tooth pics.
I made these cupcakes for a Fathers Day get together after church this afternoon .  

Thank you Party Pinching .com for the great idea.                      

Monday, May 28, 2012

Captain America inspired cupcakes for Memorial Day Picnic

I just want to take a moment to remember and to thank all those who have served this wonderful country ,and gave the ultimate sacrifice .So that we may enjoy our Freedom.

As you can see I took a white cake mix and colored the batter red,white and blue.Then decorated the cupcakes with white candy melt stars spray painted silver, edible star glitter and red and blue frosting.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cupcake Bouquet in Purple

These Spring time beauties were very easy and fun to make .This was my first attempt to make a cupcake bouquet.These chocolate cupcakes were decorated with marshmellows and Good &Plenty candy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Breakfast ,Dinner and Treats

Happy Mother's Day
My husband and kids made me breakfast in bed this morning Grilled Portobello Eggs Benedict with Hashbrowns it was all very good and I was very impressed for dinner they made me Cuban Sandwiches .Would it be to much to ask for the same breakfast next week!

These treats are candy coated Oreos. They were for my little ones in the nursery to give to their mothers .I hope every one had a wonderful  Mother's Day !And a special Happy Mother's Day to my Mother I love you !!!!
Thank You, Ernie,Emma-Lea ,Adrianne and Maddy .