Lemon Buttercream Cupcake Recipe

    If your family is like our family, we have a lot of birthdays during the summer months and all of the kids love cupcakes so they often ask for them in lieu of having a birthday cake.  Over the years, my Sister in Law has gotten very creative with her cupcake recipe ideas and, not to be outdone by her, I have been looking for unique cupcake recipes to dazzle the entire family with for these events.  However, my Sister in Law is still a better baker than me by far and her cake pops are to die for!     The next birthdays that we will be celebrating will be those of my teenage cousins which fall in the month of July.  To commemorate this joyous occasion, I will be making Lemon Buttercream Cupcakes and I am really excited to see what the rest of the family and our friends think about them.  In the meantime, I wanted to share the recipe with all of you so you could impress your loved ones this summer! LEMON BUTTERCREAM CUPCAKES This recipe makes 12 cupcakes Total Baking Time: … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Shape® Cookies Review and Giveaway

        Valentine's Day is right around the corner and what better time than this to bake up some cookies for your sweetheart or for your loved ones.  This is definitely a treat that you can make with love and serve straight from the oven.  New Valentine’s Day Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Shape® Cookies will fill your home with love and now the magic of Disney®.     These cookies are quick and convenient to bake and are ready to enjoy in 8-10 minutes.  It will take less time to actually bake them then to run to your local grocer and purchase them!  Your family will love them because they are delicious and because they feature some of their favorite Disney characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Disney Princesses Belle, Cinderella and Tiana.     This is a perfect way to get those you love the most together on Valentine's Day.  Everyone will enjoy baking and eating them.  My sons definitely had more fun eating the Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Shape® Cookies than baking … [Read more...]

Host An “Horneando Juntas” Event with Hershey’s®!-Review and Giveaway

        This holiday season, the Hershey Company would like to introduce you to a new kind of gathering that is sure to become the talk of all your friends.  You can now create magical moments and spend quality time with your family and friends hosting an horneando juntas event.  It is a fun and delicious cookie exchange where memories can be made and secret recipes or ingredients can be shared all in the name of family and the holidays.     Hornea con tus amigas y disfruta!  Bake with your friends and have a great time!  These types of events where cookies are exchanged and the host and guests bake and exchange the cookies that they baked with one another, are a long standing tradition in the United States.  Everyone has the opportunity to sample each other's cookies and to trade recipes as well as the delicious cookies they each baked.  At the end of the party, everyone leaves with some warm memories, some yummy cookies, and some exciting baking ideas to try out in their own … [Read more...]

Gold Medal® White Whole Wheat Flour Review and Giveaway

    Americans are always looking for ways to eat healthier and to add healthier food choices into their diets.  Lately, they have begun to realize that making simple choices like adding more whole grain to what they eat regularly can make a big difference in their lives.  Switching to Gold Medal® White Whole Wheat flour can help you bake and coat your foods with some of that whole grain goodness.    Unlike most whole wheat flours that are made from hard red spring wheat, Gold Medal® White Whole Wheat flour is made with hard white spring wheat. So, it’s whole grain, but with a similar taste and texture to all-purpose white flour.  This means that you don't have to compromise taste in order to make better dietary choices.  You can use it in all of your favorite family recipes such as breads, pizza dough, cookies, muffins, and brownies.  It bakes up golden and has a lighter flavor on baked goods than conventional whole wheat flours. Those of you who bake regularly can begin to make … [Read more...]

Betty Crocker® and Box Tops for Education® Review and Giveaway

    Being a teacher, I cannot even begin to tell you how many resources we need within schools to make sure that our children have every possible learning opportunity that is available to help them become successful students.  Unfortunately, due to the current state of the economy and necessary budget cuts, some schools have had to make tough decisions regarding which programs to cut and which materials not to purchase due to lack of funding.     That is why I am so excited to tell you about the Betty Crocker® Box Tops for Education® Program.  By purchasing Betty Crocker® dessert mixes, you can collect box tops and redeem them for money that your school can use to buy valuable resources such as new computers, new library books, or even a new playground!  Betty Crocker® is the only brand in the baking aisle that offers Box Tops for Education® so all you have to do is look for boxes with the Red Spoon® logo.  Last year, your contributions earned more than $59 million dollars for … [Read more...]