Devil’s Food Cupcakes: Combinations of Mint and Peanut Butter

Each cupcake here started in a regular greased cupcake pan full of $1 boxed devil’s food cake mix. For peanut butter add a drizzle of slightly heated peanut butter to the tops and bake as directed. For mint stir in mint chips when making the batter. For plain just bake according to the recipe. For […]

Mixed Berry Cupcakes [Instructions w/ Photos]

Remember these? They are made by boiling (frequently stirring) your favorite berries (I used raspberries, blueberries and blackberries as they are my favorites AND on sale!) with sugar. I don’t know how much, a good handful, or a couple of cups, however sweet you wish your fruit goo to be but remember it is fruit […]

Assorted Creative Cupcakes [Photos]

What can you do with two boxes of $1 cake mix (yellow and devil’s food) two cans of store brand frosting (milk chocolate and cream cheese) two variations of sprinkles (rainbow dots and classic chocolate) three types of berries boiled with sugar into fruit goo filling (raspberry, blueberry and blackberry) along with Andes mint baking […]

Holiday Make List

A list of ideas for handmade/cost effective gifts this holiday season. I will link to each project’s page here once it’s completed with photos and/or instructions. My first project is a knitted wallet/cell phone/device holder. Zach made the knitted piece of material and it was in our knitting bag as a scrap for the longest […]

I’ve Started Baking

We ventured to Hy-Vee on a bus today and I picked up some yummy treats to test out for holiday get-togethers. I will let you know what was easy and take pictures… if it doesn’t disappear first! I will amend this entry with my creations (hopefully) for the night: Lemon Bars and Dark and Light […]