Keep Calm And Have A Cupcake

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Hey Everyone!

It’s Cierra and today I’ve decided that we have earned a cupcake. We made it past Wednesday, now we’re on that weird day standing between you and your weekend and you have done so well. You got out of bed today, if you really overachieved and got dressed you earned extra sprinkles, so go you! And to help with the possible guilt of having a cupcake, I’m sharing with you a recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes, so you have to work for your reward. So without further ado:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2/3 Cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs

Heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line 2 (12 cup) Muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside. In large bowl, blend all ingredients until moistened. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners. Bake at 350 Degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

Frost as desired and enjoy!!!

Thirsty Thursday

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Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a delicious drink to enjoy while watching Shark Week. The drink is called strawberry party punch but we just had to make it sharky!

You will need:

  •  3 oz. Pkg. Strawberry flavor gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling water
  • 2 (6-oz.) Cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 6-oz. Can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 6 Cups cold water
  • 28 oz. bottle (3 1/2 Cups) ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries with stems, frozen

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool. In large punch bowl, combine gelatin mixture, lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate and cold water; refrigerate. Just before serving, gently stir in ginger ale and frozen strawberries.

Enjoy!

Tasty Tuesday

Hello Everyone!

 

We hope you are all having a wonderful Shark Week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a tasty treat to enjoy while watching all the new shows and old favorites. The treat is for Shark-Tastic Shark Fin Rice Krispy Treats.

 

You Will Need:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Package (10 oz.,about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR 4 Cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 Cups Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal

 

 

To begin, in a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Constantly stir, nothing worse than having to scrub off marshmallow remnants when you could be enjoying the treats.  Then remove from heat and add Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal. Stir until well coated.

 

Then, using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into well greased(with cooking spray) 13×9 inch pan.

 

While still warm but not super hot, don’t want to get burned, and cut into squares, whatever your size preference and shape into a shark fin, triangle shape and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

 

Place in refrigerator to cool completely. While those cool, prepare melting chocolate as directed by package. We placed ours in open Ziploc bags and heated in 30 second increments, once it is completely melted we closed up the bags and cut off a small corner to drizzle more evenly over the treats. We used two different colors of blue, and drizzled over the fins and then sprinkled with assorted round sprinkles that look like bubbles.

 

Once decorated, place back in refrigerator to let the chocolate cool, once set. Present however you want and enjoy!

 

Have a sharky day!

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