Champagne is for celebrations. With these cupcakes I’m celebrating ME!
(I made these cupcakes for my 3 year work-iversary!)
I followed this recipe by Courtney at Pizzazzerie.
I used this amazing raspberry champagne I bought a while back from a local winery. I’d been saving it for something special and this was perfect!
I also added a little pink food coloring to give them more of a raspberry-feel.
These were SO yummy! You can definitely taste the champagne in the frosting, but it was also in the cupcake itself. Both the cupcake and the frosting were so light and fluffy.
If you have something special to celebrate, or if you just want to celebrate nothing at all – make some champagne cupcakes! Either way they will brighten your day. 🙂
I’ve been quite absent from my poor little blog.
These boys keep me so busy!
I have some fun things to share and others coming soon, so hopefully I can start posting more frequently!
In the meantime you can stay more up-to-date with me on Instagram!
A coworker requested peanut butter krispie treats. With chocolate. I played with the idea before when I made these, but I wanted to do it in a fun different way.
I followed the recipe on the cereal box (1/4 cup butter, 1 bag mini mallows, 6 cups cereal), and added 1 cup of creamy peanut butter to the pot with the butter and mallows.
Once it was all melted I poured it on top of the cereal and stirred it all up. It was actually easier to stir than normal because of all that peanut butter.
I pressed it into a sheet pan with greased up hands, then topped it with chocolate chips.
I put the pan under the broiler for maaaybe like a minute or 2. Just enough to soften the chocolate.
Then I spread the chocolate with a spreader…
Definitely doesn’t need to be perfect here.
Cuz then I rolled it up into a log!
Carter likes to watch in the kitchen from atop his kitchen stool my dad built him.
Once I had it all rolled up I wrapped it in wax paper so that it would stay together, and let it cool/harden overnight.
The next morning I sliced it up!
Gorgeousness golden peanut buttery krispies with a perfect chocolate swirl.
I brought these to work with me and they were a hit!
These are seriously so good. Personally it was a tad to much chocolate for me, but everyone else disagreed and said they were perfect!
Dang it StitchFix, why do you have to be so good?! I truely wanted to keep everything in this box! Unfortunately I couldn’t afford it all so I had a tough decision to make!
These jeans were comfy! Just the right amount of stretch to hug me well. Especially surprising since I received this box less than 2 months after having a baby! I didn’t keep these because I just didn’t really feel like I needed another pair of jeans at this time.
I want to cry looking at this sweater. I loved it so much, but didn’t keep it. Tough decisions I tell you. It was warm and soft, but cute enough I could’ve worn it to work. The front was wrap style so I seriously wanted to just cuddle into it like a blanket.
As you can see, taking these pictures can be difficult with a toddler…
My husband said this shirt wasn’t “me.” It was super soft fabric and so comfy. Hides the tummy well too. I liked it but he didn’t. Husband’s opinions matter. Sometimes. I sent it back.
I loooove this top. The detail on the top is amazing. Perfect for work or a night out or anything. And black pairs with everything. I wanted to cry a little as I packed it back into the bag. It wasn’t as practical as the next piece and I could only keep 1. *tear*
This is the top I decided to keep. It looks plain, but that’s one of the reasons I kept it. Practical. Soft and stretchy and long. Long enough for leggings. And black goes with everything! Also, it’s about to be fall and the longer sleeves will allow me to wear it for longer.
As always, loved my fix!
Have you tried StitchFix yet?! You totally should!
Dude guys. I made caramel. If you haven’t seen my caramel post, check it out here.
So then I made some brownies. Just boxed brownies cuz I was in a hurry. Then I dumped a bunch of that caramel into the batter. Mixed it up well, then poured it into these cute little baking cups. I bought these a while back and never got a chance to use them. I thought they were perfect for individual sized brownies!
Since the caramel was IN the brownie batter and they were not standard sized, I had no idea how much to fill them or how long to cook them so I kind of had to just wing it.
I went about 1/2 way up, and baked at 325 for 38 minutes (I started at 30 and checked them, then added a little time as necessary). When the toothpick came out clean I pulled them out to cool. I definitely didn’t want to over bake them and dry them out.
Topped each with a little dollop of vanilla ice cream and a dribble of warm caramel…
I made these for a wine tasting party we had. They paired nicely and they were perfect little proportions!
Dude guys. I made caramel. From scratch. In like 5 minutes. And it’s amazing!
(Insert obligatory caramel-in-mason-jar photo here.)
I used this recipe from Cookies and Cups. You cook it in the microwave! There are only 5 ingredients, most of which you will already have on hand. And did I mention it only took like 5 minutes?!
This would be perfect for dipping apples, marshmallows, fingers… 😜
Later this week I will share a recipe I used with the caramel!