Saturday, February 18, 2012

Late Valentines Gift.

My husband and I are in the middle of buying our first home. (my husband is 22 & I am 21, we are very excited to be able to start this journey so soon in our life) WELL, I told my husband, Jeremy, that because he is buying me a house, I don't want a Valentines gift. So I gave him a card from Cambria, our daughter, and I. I also wanted to make him some Sour Patch cupcakes because its his favorite candy. Well I didn't get my sour extract & flavors till yesterday in the mail, so while he was at work, I made them for him along with a little "extras".

I used a cake recipe from a better homes cookbook,but icant find it online, any white/vanilla cake will do... along with a frosting recipe.

I had SO much trouble with making a perfect cupcake. *sigh*
So some I threw away, the others I cut the tops off. *chuckles to her self*


Here is the cupcakes that "did" turn out. I didnt have orange paper cup liners, so I used a white one a dyed the batter orange. :) <---So clever.

my daughter really enjoyed the cupcake tops!

The frosting with all the color, sour & flavors added
**I didn't have raspberry so i used watermelon for the red, turned out to be his favorite!**

& the finished products!!

Friday, February 17, 2012



My husband, as well as my self, love restaurant style salsa. So I searched the web, found the basics, and made my own!

  • Jalapenos- depends how spicy you like it...2=not hot at all...6=my mouth is burning
  • 2-3 cans rotel (or store brand diced tomatoes)
  • handful cilantro
  • garlic, minced
  • lime juice
  • onion
  • Blender!
Now ill be honest, I don't measure. I like to keep it "real".

Step 1- dice up the jalapenos, onion, cilantro & garlic (take the seeds out if you dont want it hot)

Step 2- add EVERYTHING in to the blender, but d
on't do what I did and put the liquid first. Put the tomatoes and lime juice (just a few splashes) in first, the everything else. Push down with a spoon to "pre-mix it" then blend till its the consistency you want it...chunky?...smooth?

OOOOH cool blender effect!

Step3- ENJOY! Add more diced tomatoes if its too hot, or add spices if its not hot enough.

the greener it is, the hotter it will be!

THIS IS MY SUPER HOT,not so photogenic,SALSA!