Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Apple Cider Frosting

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Apple Cider Frosting

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Apple Cider Frosting

The basis of this recipe came from this cake at A Hint of Honey .  I really only make cakes for birthdays, and I wanted  to be able to put it in the kids lunches.  So I made some alterations to make it work for me.  The results are really very yummy.  Such a nice recipe for Fall when apples are in season.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Mini Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes

I know, I know, I’m in a mini cupcake craze. I like them because they are: easy to make, easy to freeze, easy to control portions, great in kids lunches and provide a little sweetness to my day. These were tasty little chocolate bites. They are made with pumpkin in place of the oil. The overall taste is chocolate goodness. Continue reading »



Caramel Banana Muffins

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Caramel Banana Muffins

Caramel Banana Muffins

This is one of my go-to recipes whenever I have bananas that are at the overripe stage.   They are easy to make and freeze well after the icing has set.  I like to wrap them individually and then store them in a gallon size freezer bag.  When the kids pack their lunches, they just pull one out of the freezer.  They defrost by lunch time.  I love the glaze, so I usually double it when I make muffins.  You can double the recipe and bake it in a large jelly roll pan.  I have taken these lovely muffins to many gatherings and received rave reviews each time. I’ve even tried them with 1/2 wheat flour. Either way they are delicious! Continue reading »


Monkey Cupcakes!

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Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

These cute Monkey cupcakes stole the show when I made them for my sons class. They were easy to make and the kids loved them.  Make whatever flavor of cupcakes you like.  I’m sure you could use a number of different food items to create the details.  I used Lady Finger cookies cut in half for the ears, Nilla wafers for the mouth area and MnM’s for the eyes.  I made the tuft of hair with frosting. Continue reading »