Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mountian Dew Cupcakes Yummy!

My husbands favorite thing is Mountian Dew or it was until he was diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphomic Leukemia). He tries to stay hydrated as possible so he for the most part has given up dew. I thought when I saw this recipe I would have to try it. How can you go wrong with cupcakes and mountian dew.

Recipe for the cupcakes:
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (next time I am going to try it with lime or lemon pudding)
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
10 fluid ounces Mountain Dew
  • Mix cake mix, pudding and eggs well.
  • Add in your oil to the batter and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in your mountain dew soda and mix for another minute.
  • Add to cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees F for 13-17 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean)
  • Allow time to cool before frosting.

For the filling:
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup butter
1 cup flaked coconut
  • In Medium saucepan add the crushed pineapple with juice white sugar and corn starch, cook over medium heat with a whisk until thickens
  • Turn off heat and add melted butter and coconut.
  • Place in bowl covered in fridge while it cools.
  • Put into piping bag or with a spoon insert into your cupcakes.  
1 1/2 Pounds Confectioners Sugar
3 sticks of salted butter (room temp)
1/8 cup approx of Mountain Dew
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Beat your butter well till smooth, slowly add in 1 cup at a time of confectioners sugar and your lemon juice & mountain dew.
  • Add all of your sugar and check for thickness of the frosting. If it is too thick add a teaspoon at a time of mountain dew till you reach the correct consistency to pipe or frost your cupcakes.

Enjoy!!!!! I will say they are not really mountian dew tasting but they turned out amazing moist and yummy!!!! I will be looking longer and harder for a new recipe but these are tasty!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Transfering photos to canvas ...hahaha finally I think I have mastered it!!!

This is so much fun and some of these are gifts!!!! Woooohooo this is such an inexpensive way to make photos in to art! Love it, a previous post I put a link that you can watch to show you how to do this. The next thing that I am going to try is to put a picture on wood like that video shows but I have done all of mine on canvas.

Take a bite outta Cancer Book Marks

Going to the Relay for life walk on Friday Night and made theses to sell at our teams booth...

They slide over the corner of your book and are a lot of fun!! Any money we make will be going to the walk. Just wanna support the cause!!!!

On a side note!!! YAY for REMISSION for my wonderful and darling husband!!!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stuffed Jalepeno's Wrapped in Bacon & Chocolate Cupcake Filling Also plus Cream Cheese Frosting

15 Jalepeno's cut in half and cleaned out of all seeds and veins
2 packages of cream cheese
3/4 finely shredded chedder cheese
1 package of bacon cut in half
1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt

Bake at 350 degrees, 20 to 25 minutes


Just for fun I also made chocolate cupcakes with creamcheese frosting, and chocolate cream filling forgot take pics when I was making them... all the way through

Above is the beginning...I had good intentions

Chocolate Pie Filling or for me cupcake filling

4 Tablespoons of Cocoa
3/4 Cup of Sugar
5 Tablespoons of Flour
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Milk
2 Egg Yolks beaten slightly
1Tablespoon Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla  

Mix your sugar, flour, salt, cocoa, eggs and milk with your wisk. Cook while stirring on medium until it bubbles and thinkckens, about 5 to 10 minutes. If it starts to become lumpy just whisk the lumps out, when it starts thickening add vanilla and melted butter. Whisk until it is the desired thickness that you want. Take off the heat.

If using this for cupcakes I pour imediately into a glass bowl and place plastic wrap over it, not over the bowl but on the actual filling so that air can't get to it. I do this so it doesn't make a skin on it as it cools as I find that gross. Once it is cooled I place it into a piping bag and fill my cupcakes.

If you are making it into a pie then you place right into the prepared and prebaked pie shell.

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 Sticks Salted Butter
1 Brick Cream Cheese
2 Pounds Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Milk Aprox

Mix/Whip Butter and Cream Cheese, add Vanilla, slowly add Powdered Sugar, as it thickens add just 1 Tbsp of Milk and continue to add Powdered Sugar, Make it to the desired thickness you want by adding just a touch more Milk. Then frost!