Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who Pissed off Tweety?

I'm the first to admit, I really don't know much about Angry Birds. It's not a game that myself or my kids have started playing, so I only know what I know from friends and things I might see on tv. So when my friend Aimee asked for Anrgy Bird cupcakes for her son's birthday, I'm not going to lie, I was a little worried about pulling it off. Her son loves the game, I'm pretty sure he has it mastered and I wanted to make cupcakes that would do him proud when he took them in to school for all his classmates. So after searching pinterest to see what others have made, here is what I created...
I introduce to you the Angry Birds.

Red Bird...lovin the eyebrows.

Yellow Bird...don't mess with his eggs.

Blue Bird...look out Green Pigs, he's coming for you.

And last, but not least Black Bird...the birthday boy's favorite.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's in the Bag.

I realized yesterday that I had nothing to share today, my deadline that I gave myself when I started this blog. And while I absolutely love the cookies from last week, I came up with a last minute, easy peasy treat for this post. Lately I have been looking at a lot (and I do mean a lot) of Pinterest. If you don't know what that is, a friend on Facebook described it the best...she said "It's like when you were getting married and you cut all the stuff you liked out of bridal magazines and stored them in folders or a scrapbook or whatever. But digital. And you get to share it." So with all the looking I have done, I saw a big cookie crammed full of others treats and decided to make my own. And the best part about these cookies is I didn't have to go shopping for any added ingredients. A couple of weeks ago when I was food shopping, I noticed that Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle cookie mix was on sale for 99 cents, so I bought it not really knowing what I would do with it. Grabbing that mix along with some dark chocolate chips (which are now a staple in the pantry), a mix of dried fruits that I had high hopes of my kids eating (they had other thoughts) and some roasted soy nuts (another failed hope for the kids' diet). I followed the recipe on the bag, but did add about another 1/2 tablespoon of water. And instead of rolling the cookies in the supplied cinnamon sugar mix, I added a little bit of it to the batter and saved the rest for another day.. I used an ice cream scoop to portion out the cookies...I wanted really big cookies this time around (I usually make bite size). After baking for 20 -25 minutes at 350, I had my post for today.
Have fun, mix things up and enjoy!