Portioning in Baking

I have had a lot of people ask me how my cupcakes come out all alike. Simple, portioning.

Scoop, my favorite item from Pampered Chef, Great for Cookies, Cupcakes etc

Scoop, my favorite item from Pampered Chef, Great for Cookies, Cupcakes etc

I utilize ice cream scoops, Scoopers like above to provide even portions in each cupcake, mini cupcake, cookie, that I do. Unfortunately, the above scooper, my favorite one, broke. Pampered Chef sells this one, as well as 2 larger sizes. This one above is great for the mini cupcakes, mini cheesecake, mini cookies. Apparently, I am too  rough with my kitchen stuff.

But if you are wondering if these work, yes they do!

If you are interested in a product like this my very good friend Stephani is a representative for Pampered Chef:



Thank you! Check out my next blog post, Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis




Spice Cupcakes and Halloween Prep

Been a busy week, Halloween in all. I remember when Halloween really wasn’t that special…

Before I had a kid.

It has been rather fun. Today, we attended Story Time at the library. They were having a little Halloween Party. Coloring, Stories, Games and Snacks. What more could a little one want?!


Don’t answer that.

I baked up some yummy spice cupcakes for the parents at Trunk or Treat tomorrow. Don’t they deserve a treat for dragging their beggar children around…

Yes, I am a nice lady. What can I say.

Here’s that preview, I am frosting them on the morrow. Plus making a batch of Rice Crispy Treats.


Let’s just hope I don’t run out of Candy

Recipe from : Atlanta Cooknotes by The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc

Title of Recipe: Grandmother’s Spice Cake

Will share a better view of the recipe tomorrow or friday.



. Happy Halloween Eve!


Lemon Tuscan Muffins

This was originally from cooking light. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tuscan-lemon-muffins-50400000111984/ I seen a lot of other people also using this specific recipe. So, I thought I would give it a go.

LemonTuscan Muffins  Pictures

I’m going to start doing my recipes a bit differently, making a recipe card of sorts (an image) that you can save to your desktop so that you don’t have to pull this up or save this page or be online for that matter to get this recipe.

Lemon Tuscan MuffinsI don’t have any fancy software to do this, so paint, the snipping tool, and some fun fonts is what you get.

Here are some photos to the above directions:

Combine dry ingredientsflour ingredients Make a Well as you see above. Grate your lemon with a tool similar to this or use a cheese grater and use the small side.

Grating a lemon with lemon grater

Combine Wet ingredients and Lemon Rinds, Juices.

Wet Mixture

Put the wet ingredients in the well of the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. (DO NOT OVERMIX)


In your prepared muffin tins (that have cupcake liners), Use a ice cream scoop to drop batter. There is enough batter to fill 12 cups.

prepared muffin pans

Batter in tins











Bake in the oven for 16 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit. Until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. toothpick in muffin

In oven





















These are Flippin Fabulous. Nom Nom Nom, really good. Very light and tender, the lemon is not overwhelming. Would be great with tea or coffee.
Go make some now!
On a plate