I love this thought.
We've simplified. We live with less.
And I do create...more than I ever have before.
I made these cupcakes this weekend for Autie K and Uncle J and my favourite niece and nephew...
I was inspired by the Salted Caramel Cupcake Kevin and I inhaled in NY at Sweet Revenge.
I decided to make some pretty cupcakes myself...with some help...from Duncan Hines.
I used parchment paper, 5 1/2 inches square for the liners. Centre them over the pan and press down with a cup. Fill them quite full. I used a chocolate fudge cake mix but Martha's One Bowl recipe is one I use all the time and never fails me. I made a simple buttercream with butter, icing sugar, milk, and vanilla and then I added a touch of salt and some butterscotch. After icing the cupcakes, I drizzled caramel and chopped toffee chocolate bar on top.
We are usually lucky enough to spend our spring break in Florida with my gracious in-laws. It is heaven.
I mean, once we get there. The trip has always been a little challenging with the kids. I think this year would have been the first where I might have actually been able to drink my complimentary in-flight beverage.
But we aren't going.
We are trying to make the best of it.
Last weekend the sun shone and I was desperate to go SOMEWHERE. Kevin would not let me utter the words M a p l e S y r u p F e s t i v a l because we have gone so many times before...
so we hopped in the car and hoped for the best.
We saw a sign "FAMILY FUN PARK"...
and followed it.
The kids were sooo excited...
We blasted The Black Eyed Peas "..I gotta feeling, woohoo, That tonight's gonna be a good night..."