Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cool weather cooking

        Fall is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. The crisp air is perfect for filling the house with the warm smells of  home baking. With apples being in such abundance and being on sale it made for an easy decision as to what to bake.....kind of....you have apple pies,apple fritters,apple crisp,apple cake,apple bread,apple apple apple apple...............
   I decided I would make Apple cupcakes (of course) and I'm going to try a new fridge biscuit apple "pie".

   For the cupcakes I made a yummy butter cake that I added my chopped apples and spices too I topped that with a spiced apple butter cream.They turned out so good and they made the house smell great.

  Next to give a new recipe a try. Refrigerator biscuit apple "pies"  This is such an easy recipe. I loved making it because it was easy to get the kids involved. Just take a can of fridge biscuits,(you know the kind in the tube that you peel open.) and a can of apple pie filling plus a plate of cinnamon and sugar mixed. Fill you biscuit with a spoon of pie filling pinch the edges closed and plop them seam side down in a cupcake pan. Dust the tops of each with your cinnamon and sugar and cut a small X in the top then just bake according to your biscuit can. A cupcake shaped apple pie!! MMMMMM

  ALSO I have to say I love this Cooking Mama game!!  I don't do well at video games so I don't really play much but his is a COOKING video game. fun times!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Busy Sunday!

  Sunday at our house means newspaper inserts. But today when we finished gathering our inserts I decided to make 3 new flavor cupcakes plus pasties. I was busy from about 9am till 6pm so now I'm finally getting a chance to update here.
  Todays Cupcake flavors are super fun and yummy!!
First I made my youngest favorite cupcake, Chocolate Thin Mint-a dark chocolate cupcake with a thin mint  in the middle topped with chocolate mint buttercream. Next cupcake was a my hubbys creation a Chunky Monkey cupcake- A peanut butter cupcake loaded with nuts and chocolate chunks topped with banana marshmallow butter cream. Last was a delicious Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcake- A blueberry cupcake filled with cheesecake topped with blueberry butter cream.

                 All these fresh yummy cupcakes are available for delivery in the Twin Cities Metro area
  Check out MN Cupcake Love  

    Then I started making pasties. I have never made them before so it was a new adventure for me.
 I started with frozen bread dough so after I let that rise I started to assemble my pasties. First i mixed a pound of Italian sausage and a pound of breakfast sausage. Then I peeled and cut up carrots and potatoes and tossed them  in the food processor and mixed that in the meat. I thought I needed some more chunk to it so I chopped a few potatoes and carrot and added them. I cut peices of bread dough and stuffed them with my meat mixture. Seal the edges and bake at 375 for about 40 minutes. They came out so yummy and flaky. .

Friday, October 1, 2010

A good week for savings

                                                I scored all this stuff for just $60.25 !

         Check out Frugal living tips for the whole story.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cupcakes for sale!!

Here is the new site MN Cupcake Love  where you can order fresh cupcakes delivered right to your door....if your doors in the Twin Cities Metro area......

Check it out for convenient online ordering.
Rainbow cupcakes with fruit swirl butter cream.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

100 cupcakes

  I made 100 cupcakes yesterday! I had a tattoo appointment and I wanted to bring Kelly ( my artist) a sample of my cupcakes. I made A Rainbow cupcake that has 4 color cake with 4 color and fruit flavor butter cream, A Rich Chocolate Cupcake with bright Pink butter cream, A Banana Cupcake filled with Whipped cream topped with banana butter cream rolled in chocolate sprinkles and topped with nuts and a cherry. And lastly I made a Sour Patch Kid Cup cake.

Check out my Cupcakes for full recipes and more pictures.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010



I have been considering getting a cupcake tattoo so I started looking at some food tattoos. What I found was pretty awesome. Check out my new Cupcake and food tattoo page and tell me what you think. If you have any food tattoos please add them in comments so we can all see them.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Carrot cake Cupcakes with Cinnimon cream cheese frosting

 The air here in Minnesota is getting cooler and that means I really start baking! The first smell I wanted to fill our house with is carrot cake.
Check out my Cupcakes page for the full recipe.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's Sunday,That means newspapers!

   It is Sunday morning and at our house that means coupon day!
We like to pick up extra copies of the Sunday paper for the inserts. Those are the little glossy ads they put in the Sunday papers. This is where I get at least 75% of my coupons.

 Check out my fugal living page for more

Friday, September 10, 2010

Homemade Pizza Rolls

New on my Deep fried page you get the recipe for home made Pizza Rolls..
  let me know what you think...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

$23.00 savings today

                           I save $23 today with double coupons at my local Rainbow foods today.
                                                          I spent just $17 on all this!

                                                That's $40 worth of groceries for just $17!!!
  This is not the most savings for a Rainbow trip for me but this is what I got today. Once on a double double day (some days Rainbow lets you double 10 coupons instead of 5) my total for $67 worth of groceries was .67  Even the cashier was amazed!
   Every Wednesday Rainbow foods has double coupon days. Go here to find the coupon polices for Rainbow.
  Basically if you spend $25 you can double 5 coupons for up to $1 each.
Here's how I was able save $23 dollars today.
Eggs- full price-but I needed them
Meat-on sale for $2 less then normal no coupon needed
Crescent rolls-in store sale no coupon needed
Toaster strudels-store sale no coupon needed
4 Betty Crocker cake mix-on sale $1 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons.So doubled that was 4 cake mix's     FREE!
3 Chi-Chis meals-on sale $2 each,used two $1 off coupons,so  doubled thats 2 FREE + 1 buy 2 get 1 free coupon so the 3rd ones FREE too!

See what's in my "book O' savings" In Frugal living


Monday, September 6, 2010

A Lego cake and a great Lego blog

   For a lot of people it's kids that end up eating a lot of what you make be it cupcakes or deep fried. Around our house the kids also love Lego's.My friend Pat Washington started a new blog http://ssarmory.blogspot.com/
It's all about Legos and other great toys. He post's new articles about whats new in the world of Lego daily. Along with some seriously amazing pictures of what folks are doing with Lego's these days. This is made from Lego's!!

  His blog inspired me do make a Lego cake. I have never done a Lego cake before so I took out all my pans to see what I thought fit together best to make a giant Lego. I decided on a bread pan for my base and mini cupcakes for my knobs.

  This cake was not as easy as I thought it would be. A simple rectangle with 6 knobs turned out to quit a challenge for me,I guess I prefer a more natural shape. It was also very difficult for  me to get a straight side using butter cream frosting so if your have any experience with fondant I would think it would work better here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday 9/2/2010

  Today on my CUPCAKES page I will be adding a Boston cream pie cupcake.A super moist cake with a dense vanilla pudding filling and a fudge frosting topped off with a cherry!

  On my Deep fried page I'll be adding a yummy sweet batter covered sausage patty.Taste like pigs in a blanket with a sweet crisp shell on a juicy sausage patty we call it a"patty cake"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Good morning,it's Wensday 9/1/2010

   Today I would love to hear from other people what they would like to see me make next.
like,What  has been the very best thing you ever had deep fried?Or the most memorable cupcake you have ever eaten.
   Just leave me a comment telling me your thoughts and I'll try to pair your ideas with whats on sale this week at my grocery store and see what new treasures we can make together!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Vist my full website for more free tips and recipes

http://www.deepfriedorfrosted.com/        MY FULL WEBSITE,CHECK IT OUT
           Go to Deep fried to see what I'm frying up this week.Like deep fried ice cream or homemade pizza rolls and again I will be adding at least one new dish weekly with all the "sides" (pictures and tips)
           On my cupcake page you will find at least one new cupcake a week  like lemon bar cupcakes or bombpop cupcakes with tips and pictures and fun real life stories from my very real life.