Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lemon Creme Cupcakes

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I offered to bake a special treat for a good friend’s daughter’s birthday party. She had a “Tea Party” for kids…it was such a cute idea! I made Lemon Creme Cupcakes and they were quite tasty. I’m not a huge fan of lemon, but these were light and sweet. The recipe comes from Betty Crocker.

Lemon Creme Cupcakes
(makes about 24)

1 box Betty Crocker yellow or lemon cake mix
ingredients called for on the box

Bake cupcakes as instructed.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Lemon Creme Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

For the filling, use the rounded handle end of a wooden spoon to make an indentation about halfway through the cupcake. You can wiggle or twist the handle to do so, or use a parer to carve and scoop out a little hole.

In a small bowl, mix 3/4 cup whipped vanilla frosting with 1/2 cup marshmallow creme.
Put this mixture into a ziploc bag and seal it.
Cut off one of the bottom corner tips and use this makeshift frosting bag to fill the cupcake holes.

Lemon Creme Cupcakes with Filling

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

For the frosting, in a medium bowl, stir together 1 container of buttercream frosting, 2 tsp lemon peel, and 4 tsp lemon juice. Frost cupcakes as desired. Decorate with sprinkles of choice 🙂

Frosted Lemon Creme Cupcakes

Spinach Bacon Swiss Quesadillas

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Here is another very versatile recipe that you can make with basic ingredients in your kitchen. This was another recipe created using the extra spinach and swiss cheese that we had in the fridge. They were so yummy! I pretty much love any type of quesadilla, but these were even more enticing because they had spinach in them! That means they’re healthier 😉

  • Heat up your quesadilla maker or heat a skillet if you’re cooking them on the stove.
  • Put one flour tortilla on and top with shredded swiss cheese, cooked & diced bacon, and cleaned spinach leaves.
  • Put the other flour tortilla on top and grill until lightly browned (if cooking on a skillet, cook until browned on the bottom, then flip and cook until the other side is lightly browned).
  • Cut into slices or wedges and serve with sour cream if desired. Enjoy!

Spinach Bacon Swiss Quesadillas