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High Heel Cupcakes

7 Sep

NFL season means a few things, one of which is that my boyfriend’s seven year old daughter is not interested in NFL season. As he and her twin brother cheered on the Pats, we made high heel cupcakes! This is the finished product but I’ll add the other steps.

All you need:

Funfetti or any cupcake mix

Frosting, any color

Variety of Sprinkles

Milano cookies

Pirouette Cookies cut into about 4″ pieces at an angle at the top

Cook the cupcakes according to directions. Let them cool. I would recommend decorating the Milanos before you put them in the cupcakes. Frost and decorate the cupcakes once they’ve cooled. Cut a 1″ slit into the top of the frosted, cooled cupcake. Angle the Milano in and stick it in to the cupcake. We secured the Pirouette pieces with frosting but if I was serving these elsewhere I’d recommend something being stuck on the bottom so it does not slide.

They were easy and adorable. Pinterest for the win! C’est si yum!Heel cupcake

A Different Type of Shrimp Scampi

21 Apr

What’s the best part of ordering mussels or shrimp that is cooked in white wine and butter? THE SAUCE!

I made a simple and quick shrimp dish last night. If you chill the shrimp after they’d be great for Shrimp Cocktail!

What you need:

1/2 Pound of Shrimp
2 TBS of Butter cubed
2 Garlic Cloves
1/2 Cup of Sweet White Wine (I used riesling)
Salt and Pepper
1 tsp of Herbs de Provence
1 Shallot, Minced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk ingredients together except the butter and pour over shrimp, I took the tails off.
Toss shrimp in mixture and pour into a bake-safe dish with extra virgin olive oil or non-stick spray in the bottom. Spread the butter cubes around the shrimp.

Bake for 8 minutes or until pink and flip them. Return to the oven for about 3 minutes. Don’t let them over cook or they will be rubbery.

Serve with crusty bread pieces or crostini.

C’est si Yum!