Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cupcakes Continue ~ Some Simply Frosted, Some Fondant (plus stew, soup and pizza!)


This week I made a double recipe of LEMON BUTTERMILK CUPCAKES from Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil. First time using this recipe and it’s a keeper!





Lindsay includes a simple two-ingredient glaze, but for my purposes, I used a buttercream icing.

Half of my cupcakes were simply decorated with icing tinted yellow and sprinkled with white non-pareils.




The other half of the cupcakes were lighted frosted and topped with FONDANT OWLS.

The instructions at this link are not in English, but the photos are self-explanatory.










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SIMPLE BEEF STEW
Thanks, Brenda at Sweet Simple Stuff! So down-home. Satisfying. I ate some. I froze some. Today I handed a container of it to our apartment complex’s maintenance man. He’s been fixing things left and right for me this week and deserves something besides fast foods for lunch.



VEGETABLE SOUP
Canned tomatoes, carrots, onions, celery, vegetable base/bouillon, white cannelloni beans, water, garlic powder, dried basil, crushed red pepper, S&P (oops, forgot to add a bay leaf!).



TORTILLA PIZZA
Whole wheat tortilla, shredded Mexican cheese, veggie pepperoni, steam skinny asparagus, all drizzled with EVOO. 400-degree oven, 8 minutes.

18 comments:

  1. Kathleen, You have been cookin' up a storm! The cupcakes are absolutely adorable and I'm going to try that lemon buttermilk recipe. Glad you liked the stew.

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    1. LOL! You'll notice on your site, Brenda, that I was just there and mentioned that I'd included it in my latest post. You're way ahead of me, aren't you!

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  2. I LOVE the look of your new blog my friend, very cute :D
    And delicious cooking, I do not know where to start!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  3. The owl cupcakes are so so cute!

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    1. Thanks, Carine, and they were basically simple to make.

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  4. Kathleen these cute cupcakes are perfect for an Easter Brunch (and for many other occasions).
    I'll prepare them next Sunday :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you like them enough to make them yourself. I took the plain (yellow icing) ones to a potluck and they were a hit!

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    2. Wonderful blog! Thank you for step-by-step guide explaining how....

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    3. Thanks, Jyoti. It was so good to see you at the Dosa event yesterday.

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  5. Love the Tortilla Pizza Kathleen. The Lemon Buttermilk cupcakes will be baking in my oven this Saturday weekend.

    Love your new back drop photo. Now that Spring is here, we can make a lot of fruit desserts with fresh local fruits. :)

    I have my own website now at http://www.savorthefood.com. Your invited to check it out. Our blog is Fun with Food. :)

    Chef Randall

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    1. Thank you, Randall. Have fun with the lemon cupcakes.

      Glad to see you back online and congratulations on your new website: SavorTheFood.com . When I clicked on "Blog" on the Home Page, it showed an error; let me know when you get that fixed 'cause I want to bookmark the blog.

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    2. Thanks Kathleen. I have told them about the broken link or the 404 error. So it is being worked on. You can book mark the the Home Page as www.savorthefood.com and the direct link to the blog is wwww.savorthefood.com/home.

      If again you arrive to the 404 error page, just click on the tabs above and it will open the blog. I know it is confussing, but they say they are working on it. :)

      Randall

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    3. Hi Kathleen hope you are well. My hosting service deleted my blog. I had to re-install it. There is still a broken link 404 error. But this is the link to blog: www.savorthefood.com/blog. If you arrive there and still see the 404 error, just click on one of the tabs and you will arrive to blog. Hope you can subscribe again as also the subscribers were deleted.

      I am changing hosting service,I found one that is highly recommended by WordPress and the hosting has more knowledge with the WP platform.

      So sorry Kathleen for the trouble. Here is my latest post:
      http://www.savorthefood.com/blog/mango-coconut-rice-pudding/.

      Have a good Sunday Kathleen!! :)

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    4. Randall, the link you gave me worked. Thanks so much!

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    5. Your welcome Kathleen. I hope you enjoy Fun with Food. As always I enjoy communicating with you about the interests we have in common, Food and coooking!! :) Yes and flowers too.

      Regards,
      Randall

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  6. Mmmm...lemon is one of my favorite cake flavors!
    And your savory food looks soo good too. I was the one of us siblings who actually loved it when my mom made soup as we were growing up. That tortilla pizza idea is genius!

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    1. Thanks for your many kind words, Regina. Isn't creating and cooking the most fun?!

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