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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What's Cooking Wednesday---linky party style!

Okay, I've had several of you ask how I do it....How do I make my cupcakes AND not eat them?  Well....it's not easy that's for sure! But, do you know how many calories are in say my Butterfinger ones?  (Which I call Don't Lay A Finger!) ;)

 OHH MY GOODNESS!   The frosting alone is packed full of fat/calories! 
Don't get me wrong, they are DELICIOUS, but whew! 

 I like to try out new recipes, combine recipes, create my own recipes---then I use one to taste a bit of the cake.  I use the same cupcake to taste a bit of the frosting with it when it's finished.  Hubby shares the other half---and the rest....well go in the trash (EGADS! I know right?)  Or sometimes I sell them or take them to a neighbor. I don't want them in the house.  Willpower is SOO Hard.  

Also, baking gets expensive when I'm trying out new recipes.  Sometimes, if I'm just wanting to taste the "stuff" on the inside, or taste it with the frosting, I will use a box mix.  

I've had a lot of you ask me for some of my cupcake recipes.  Now mind you, I do sell cupcakes/baked goods too, so I can't be sharing all my recipes....but this is a quick BOX mix that I've tried and like. It's not as fattening as some recipes I've made...THANK GOODNESS! :)

So welcome to What's Cooking Wednesday!

Today's recipe--Pineapple Cupcakes

You can click the image below to grab your recipe from Dropbox.

I'm trying something new with What's Cooking Wednesdays, and I'm letting you link up!
I'm always looking for something quick to have on hand.  Our lives can get so busy--whether we're back to work and have conferences, or we're running our kids to and from music/sports.  Sometimes we have carry-ins at work, and it's always nice to have a quick recipe whether it is for those busy nights, or a snack for work.  I love taking in goodies to my coworkers. :)
So friends-- Share what you're cooking this week.  It can be an appetizer, sweet, main course or side dish.  I'm not picky....just love new ideas! :)


  1. My sisters and I make cupcakes from time-to-time. The one that has been made a lot recently is smores flavored. I don't know the recipe off the top of my head, but you sprinkle graham crackers on the bottom of the liner, pour in the batter and cook it up. The frosting is marshmallow flavored. Then to make it look super cute you put a small chunk of a graham cracker and chocolate on top.
    I am with you though. I don't eat them. I would never lose weight if I did. It's definitely tempting though.

  2. DeAnne, I admire your will power! We just cable recently and every time I watch Cupcake Wars, I think to myself that I might see you on there one of these days. :) I haven't been cooking anything lately, you know Delaney is the baker in our house. I'm going to make your peanut butter cheese ball for our potluck dinner at church on Sunday. I have a recipe my mom used to make all of the time, that I will link up with.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

    1. Just found this blog about the cupcakes, but I'm also a teacher. Would love to know more about his Peanut Butter Cheese Ball too. I didn't see it in the recipes. Can you email since I don't seem to get my replies from blogs. Thanks, Jackie jmcmanam@w-sioux.k12.ia.us

  3. If you are giving away your cupcakes to neighbors then we should be neighbors! That Butterfinger cupcake looks amazing! Thank you for the pineapple cupcake recipe. It looks so yummy!
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. I love all the pictures of your yummy cupcakes. I can't link up because I don't bake much these days but I enjoy reading your post!



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