These Snoball Cupcakes are full of nostalgia. Rich chocolate cupcakes, creamy filling, and a pillow of marshmallow frosting make them better than your favorite snack cake.
I am completely dying over these cupcakes.
The cream filling. The fluffy marshmallow frosting. The perfect pink coconut.
Right now my household is going through a phase called, “Mom gives absolutely zero cares. Where’s the wine?”
Lucy is in an extremely clingy stage. I’m always calling it a “stage” because I think I’m in denial that she’s just a clingy ol’ kiddo. I blame myself. I’m obviously just such an awesome mom that she can’t stand to not be touching me.
SO she’s constantly screaming and crying and yanking on my legs yelling, “HOLD YOU HOLD YOU!!!”
The other day I calmly placed her in the corner and then went and sat down with Dr. Phil and some sour gummi bears. She started screaming so loud I thought she was going to explode. But then I remembered that I never hear about people dying from screaming themselves to death, so I just let it be. And what do you know, she survived.
My ears barely survived, but what with what comes out of everyone’s mouths around here, I’m starting to think I don’t need them anyways.
But this time, I left an invoice for $30 payable to mom on his freshly made bed. I figure $20 is a bargain and hello, I’m too busy to work for free. What’s his excuse? Too many video games to play? Is he too busy farting and throwing dirty socks around? Honestly, I’ve tried to understand but I just don’t.
So now Lucy goes to the corner every time she throws a tantrum because she wants to be carried and Jon David is grounded until he earns $30.
Needless to say, I’m super popular around here.
One of these days my son is going to learn that giving me the silent treatment is actually NOT a punishment, but a well-deserved ear vacation. But until the day that he wises up and sees the light, I’m going to soak it all in and eat a cupcake or seven.
These are so fun, so pretty, and so yummy. Moist chocolate cupcakes are filled with cream filling and topped with a cloud of fluffy marshmallow frosting. A sprinkle of pink coconut finishes them off perfectly.
These are too good to miss!
Chocolate cupcake batter adapted from Hershey
Enjoy and have a great day!
Looking for simple, family friendly weeknight meal ideas? I’ve got ideas, plus a printable grocery list!
I can hardly believe that we are approaching Summer so quickly. My son brought home is Midterm grades for the 4th quarter this week and I was like, “uh….I just went to your 3rd quarter conferences, sooo…” and then he reminded me that those were a month ago.
So, yes. I’m about 4 weeks away from having my son at home with me all day, every day for 3 months. Which is thrilling!!
Here’s what looks good for dinner this week. Don’t forget to print out a free grocery list!! Everything you need is already filled out for you, which makes things easy. Just print and go!
If any of the meals on this week’s plan don’t sound good to you, be sure to check out previous week’s meal plans. Lots of kid friendly meals to choose from. My bunch is pretty picky, so if they’ll eat it…your bunch probably will, too.
Monday: Loose Meat Sandwiches
These are kind of a cross between burgers and sloppy joes. Super easy to make and the kids love them.
Tuesday: Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
It’s been so rainy here, I’m hoping for a break so we can grill. The temperatures here have been perfect for eating outside!
Wednesday: Ranch Pork Chops
These are baked and will go perfectly with some potatoes and corn on the cob.
Thursday: Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
So simple and yummy!!
Friday: Simple Sesame Chicken
I LOVE sesame chicken, so I’m dying to try this!!
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!
These carrot cake cupcakes are full of coconut, pecans, and pineapple and topped with pineapple cream cheese frosting. They’re completely irresistible!
Mother’s Day is coming, you guys!
Mother’s Day is possibly my favorite holiday of the year. I wake up every Mother’s Day morning eager with excitement, soaking up sloppy kiddo kisses and crayon-drawn cards. My husband always picks up donuts for breakfast and after heading to church, we spend the afternoon relaxing while I overdose on toddler snuggles. And maybe indulge in a treat or four.
Does it get any better than a nap with a squishy toddler snuggled on your chest? No, absolutely NEVER.
Sometimes my husband decides to prepare dinner himself and other times he opts for my favorite take-out. One thing we both know though — he’s NOT a baker. And I do love my dessert! I normally prepare a special treat the day before, so I can enjoy it on my big day.
This year I decided work on perfecting a carrot cake cupcake recipe for Mother’s Day. I love carrot cake, and making the recipe into cupcakes means that they are perfect for sharing.
This recipe uses a generous helping of carrots, which makes the cupcakes moist, flavorful, and full of bright color. The Kitchen IQ 4-in-1 Prep Tool proved especially handy for this process, scrubbing, peeling, and dicing the carrots into chunks with ease. I then placed the prepared chunks in my food processor for quick and easy shredding. If you don’t want to wake the toddler, though, I recommend doing it by hand with a container grater. Either way, it’s easy peasy!
I love my cupcakes like I love my reality television – chock full of drama and never boring. So I loaded these cupcakes up with chopped pecans, shredded, sweetened coconut, and crushed pineapple. A generous swirl of pineapple cream cheese frosting makes these cupcakes extra special.
I mean…that frosting. I’d eat it with a spoon. Or a shovel. Whichever.
You can also find this carrot cake recipe on Food Fanatic, where I am a regular contributor. Be sure to poke around while you’re over there — there are tons of great recipes!
**This recipe was developed for KitchenIQ by the contributor as part of a compensated relationship. All opinions are my own.
These gooey spice bars are full of sticky cinnamon comfort! Your kids will gobble them up (and so will you).
I think it’s most definitely a thing. Because I have an undeniable empathy for cinnamon-spice flavored anything. You know that Sylvia Browne lady who was always reading minds on the Montel Williams Show? She’d throw out some emotions, maybe a traumatic experience or two…a name that starts with an “F”? Or no…a “PH”? and next thing you know, someone is sobbing saying, “Yes!! Yes, that’s me!!”
That’s basically me with desserts. With a better make-up artist, obviously. I see cinnamon-spice desserts and I automatically feel their pain. Beloved October through February, shunned all Spring and Summer. Spice is just misunderstood, is all. It can be cool year round.
Remember the epic-ness that was The Spice Girls? Pretty sure they named themselves after the cake, so there’s that.
Also, does The Montel Williams Show still exist? Or does he just do infomercials for pre-paid debit cards and health insurance now? Just wondering.
These gooey spice bars are going to be the turning point on your cinnamon-spice journey – they’re too dang yummy to be pigeon-holed. Simple, comforting, and ooey gooey deserves year round attention, don’t you think?
These bars start with a spice cake base, then get a hefty sprinkling of pecans, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon chips. A bath in sweetened condensed milk and a bake in the oven finishes these babies off. Think spice cake and 7 layer bars meet and have a passionate love affair. That’s what these bars are.
Don’t be surprised if you can’t stop eating them. I couldn’t!
They make the perfect after school treat for you and the kids.
Or the perfect before-you-have-to-get-the-kids-with-a-well-deserved-cup-of-coffee treat. They don’t have to know that you took more than two bites by yourself without hearing the words, “Can I have some, please?”. At all. Ever.
Seize the day, friends. Seize the day.