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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

Buffalo Chicken Chex Balls

19 Dec

I’d say 99% of the time I’m waiting for my boyfriend to arrive, he mentions that he’s starving. Today, a football Sunday, I decided to make something inspired by a recipe I saw on Pinterest. I only made one dozen because I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out and I used ingredients I had in my kitchen. I had one…the fella ate the rest and I will be making them again!

Here’s what I used:

1/4 pound of ground chicken

1 – 2 chicken tenders, cooked and chopped

I cooked both chicken items in some Sherry Wine and extra virgin olive oil

1 cup of crushed corn chex

1/2 TBS Cajun Seasoning

1/3 TBS Paprika

1/2 a package of Neufch√Ętel room temperature

1 scallions, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

1/2 cup of hot sauce (approximately)

Preheat your oven to 385 degrees F (I don’t know why I chose that temp but it worked out really well!). In a ziplock bag, crush corn chex and shake with Cajun seasoning and paprika. Set aside. Combine cream cheese, scallions, chicken, garlic and hot sauce. I recommend just shaking the hot sauce out of the bottle. This way you can judge how thick or thin the mixture is. You don’t want it too thin!! Roll mixture into 1/2 inch balls and shake up in the chex mixture. Place on a non-stick coated baking sheet. Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes but I would watch them to make sure they don’t get too dark. When you take them out, let them sit a few minutes before plating. This makes about a dozen so I would recommend making a larger batch!

C’est si Yum!