Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hot April?

We interrupt your regularly schedule spring to bring you a few cold, damp days.

Look on the bright, warm, creamy side...

Hot Chocolate Nutella!

Perfection! And the kids loved it too (a saving grace for my daily calorie intake)!

Hot Nutella

Heat milk in microwave or on stovetop. Stir/dissolve 1-2 (ok 3) tablespoons of Nutella per 8 ozs of steaming milk. Pour, garnish, and...


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Buttercream's Not Just For Cake Anymore...

Driving home from dinner, my 3 year old let out an 
"Oh SH#%!"

Insert gasp. 

What now? 

Though I'm no behavior specialist, I got this!

*Contain your laughter.
*Make no contact with those giant brown eyes.
*Once home, kiss the little foul mouth goodnight.
*Dip in to the left over buttercream (spoonful, fistful, who am I to judge).
*Pour yourself a glass of wine.
*And THANK GOD it wasn't the F word!

Basic Buttercream Icing
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
1 lb (@ 4 cups) confectioners sugar
a pinch of salt

Cream butter, vanilla and milk. Add sugar and salt. Blend until creamy.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Letter to the Easter Bunny...

In order to cover said backside mentioned below (as well as appease my husband), I have included both a rating and a disclaimer for the following post.

Rating: PG-13

Disclaimer: No bunnies were harmed in connection with this post, and in no way does it represent my true feelings regarding the Easter season or the Easter Bunny himself.

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!!!


Dear Easter Bunny,

The children would like to extend their sincere appreciation for a weekend filled with family, food, and LOTS of fun! But as far as I'm concerned, you can kiss my fat a$$! Which, in part, is due to the obscene amount of candy that was brought in to my home and stuffed in to their small, splintering baskets. Candy, of which my bizarre children ate just a taste of and walked away, leaving their weak, powerless mother to devour the remainder of the damn grass ridden baskets. Have you never learned of the negative effects that sugar has on the teeth of young children, let alone the a$$ of a 40 year old woman??? 

Now, I would be remiss if I weren't to mention... it MAY be possible that some super cute Easter basket cupcakes have also contributed to my growing backside...but I highly doubt it!

In any regard, should you ever enter my home again toting anything more than some apples and a banana or two, you just may find yourself staring down the barrel of a Winchester 77!
Yours Truly,
A Mom With a Bellyache

Start with your favorite cupcake recipe. My favorite...The Vanilla Cupcake. Print, cut, and assemble the basket wrappers...great template at Insert the cupcake into the basket wrapper and pipe on icing with grass tip (#233). Top with candy eggs. 

So simple! So cute!