Gourmet Cupcakes versus Rice Krispie Squares

Cupcakes Versus Rice Krispie Squares

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I recently had the distinct pleasure of  being invited to attend a birthday celebration for a very special one year old girl.

I never go to an event like this empty handed and offered to do some baking. I got an enthusiastic reply that my baking would be greatly appreciated.  I decided to bake some gourmet chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and make a pan of Rice Krispie squares. When I advised what I was bringing I got a squeal of excitement over the Rice Krispie squares and I actually laughed out loud thinking to myself really?? You are more excited about a non-bake easy to make treat over a delicious “made from scratch” gourmet cupcake.

The picture above was the first batch of test cupcakes – pardon the crumbs, these were the only three that made it out alive  to the picture taking stage…my volunteer taste testers gave the thumbs up.

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Caramel Cones – Easy Microwave Recipe

 

Caramel cones

Two years ago my sister sent me an email with a picture that read “Remember these?”

Boy did I…but when we were kids they were always store bought.

I was beyond delighted when I continued to read and there was a recipe. It was easy, simple and made in the microwave (which meant easy clean up – YAY).  Continue reading Caramel Cones – Easy Microwave Recipe

Spring has Sprung (for some of us…)

Spring Has Sprung Watercolor Printable

I don’t know about you but for the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing nothing but thinking about Spring.

Could it be that the weather has warmed up ever so slightly? Could it be that the snow is starting to melt?

Could it be that the time change has taken place? I think for me it is a combination of all three AND the fact that Easter is just around the corner. Continue reading Spring has Sprung (for some of us…)

Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

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We love cake in this house and this  cake is one of the favorites.

It only seems to get made for very special occasions….

If you make it, I hope you love it as much as we do.  Continue reading Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

The Wonders of Hot Chocolate

                                The Wonders of Hot Chocolate.

As a Canadian Gal, I am used to the cold and snow. Over here on the Atlantic side, we have become accustomed to a milder winter. In fact, it was something like 12C on Christmas Day, but we seem to be paying the price for that now:(

I wonder to myself (or maybe out loud)when will this winter, which is much like the ones of my childhood, ever end? I am an avid downhill skier but the thought of strapping on those fiberglass boards to my ski boots and hurling myself down a mountain, in this bone numbing cold, with the snow whipping in my face, nah it just isn’t doing it for me this year.

As I sit here sipping on my hot chocolate, gazing out my window, realizing I am all warm and cozy in my onesie, (yes I am a grown woman who wears a onesie) I ponder the question, have I become a winter whimp?

After another delightful sip, I sit down, find the remote, click on the weather channel and think, wow it must really suck to live in other parts of the world right now… ah I guess I don’t have it so bad afterall.
The moral of this is story ….

Hot Chocolate is A Wandaful Thing!!

 

Til next time, stay warm -The Surly Mermaid!