Pina Colada Cupcakes & More

Pina Colada Cupcakes & More

Hi All!:-) Based on the feedback I got from my blogging survey I’ve decided I will share recipes on the blog sparingly. So since I won’t be sharing too many you better believe that the ones I do share are the BEST!:-) Also, I will leave a link to an inspiring decorating or design related article at the end of all my recipe posts so that those who aren’t interested in recipes can still leave feeling fed.;-) I came across the recipe I will be sharing through a “dinner club/group” I’ve been part of for the past 9+ years.  In our dinner club we take turns hosting and the host picks out and assigns recipes to the rest of the group. I love our dinner group because it forces me to try recipes I wouldn’t have picked out on my own! Betty Crocker’s Pina Colada Cupcakes were assigned out to another group member for our dessert a few months ago.  They are so delicious and I could hardly believe they were made from a cake mix! So…

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Need a Valentine’s Gift Idea?

Every year a friend has a Valentine’s Party for all her girlfriends.  The invitees are asked to bring a homemade Valentine’s gift for each person.  It is mostly a fun opportunity to get together and chat but it also enables us to be creative and give/receive some unique gifts from the heart.  When contemplating what to make for 13 people this year I decided it needed to be fairly quick and easy.  Below is what I came up with.  I think it would work well for giving to spouses, children, and well anyone who make your heart POP with joy (cheesy I know, but hey it’s Valentine’s, you can get away with it )! I made 2 batches of Cinnamon Bun Popcorn.  The recipe I used can be found here.  Doubling the recipe made 13 of these addictive, mouthwatering popcorn balls. I tied the balls up with tulle ribbon found in Joann Fabric’s wedding section.  Then I placed them in 7 inch tall plain bags (also found at Joann’s). Lastly, I created these cheesy cute Valentine’s tags, printed them out on cardstock, and attached one to…

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