I made these cute cupcakes with shark #fins on top, just for fun. I took them into work because obviously I couldn't eat them all by myself. I don't know whether it was the blue #icing or the fact that I went to #Florida during this Corona Virus mess, but these cupcakes did not disappear like most of the #desserts I take in to work. It might also have been the fact that we don't have as many people at work each day because we have to stagger our staff to keep the number of people in the building to a minimum. I ended up taking the cupcakes home to my grandson instead, of course he only ate the icing and not the cupcake. I also took some to my sister in law's house for dessert after an awesome bbq chicken dinner.

These are the kind of cupcakes I should bake for a little boy's birthday party. I would love to make them again. I got the idea and the recipe for making these cupcakes from the #FoodNetworkMagazine. If anyone is interested in #Shark #cupcakes for a #birthday party, contact me!

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I do not think there is anyone out there who loves peanut butter as much as I do. So I went on the hunt for a really good recipe that combined both #chocolate chips and #peanutbutter together. Ha, you know that Walgreen's commercial that has been on TV this past month, 'Together we can take it higher'? It is sticking in my head and whenever I think of putting chocolate chips and peanut butter chips together, I think of the Walgreen's commercial. LOL Crazy huh?

Anyway, I think I checked out Pinterest for the #recipe and found a fantastic recipe that combined both chips together over on The Recipe Rebel. Do yourself a favor and bookmark the recipe, I did and I know that I will be making these cookies again.

I must be getting better with my baking because, I am not making as many mistakes these days. My only suggestion when you do this recipe is to follow The Recipe Rebel's tip for flattening the cookies before baking as opposed to doing it after baking. I followed her tip, but I would also suggest putting a little #sugar onto the bottom of a glass to flatten the #cookie #dough before putting them into the oven. The sugar helps to keep the dough from sticking to the bottom of the glass when you lift the glass away.

Happy Baking!!!

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Updated: Jun 23, 2020

Hey there, I know it may seem like I haven't been #baking and taking #pictures much. Maybe I haven't been doing enough. A few months ago my life was turned upside down and I have been struggling to figure out what the right thing to do is. My mom says that I tend to jump into things without thinking them through. I'm not entirely sure that is true, I do think things through, using my brain to rationalize everything but, there is such a thing as overthinking which I tend to do and then there is the other side of me that just pushes all rational thought aside and jumps in with her heart. It is my heart that usually wins hands down. Unfortunately, the rational side of me has decided that my heart has had enough. So I'm going to work hard on doing the right thing and concentrate on me, baking, and


Ok, so that is as deep as I will go into my personal life. However, I have been pretty busy with my family these days. I recently made some delicious cutout cookies with my cute adorable grandson, Alex. I made the dough and he helped me to cut and sprinkle the cookies with all kinds of colors. We had a great time together! The recipe for the cutout sugar cookies came from this cute cookbook that I found at the library, #MasterChef Junior Bakes! Go check it out at your #library. For those staying home due to #Covid-19 there is an ebook version available online!

With Alex as my little helper, I let him choose what #cookie cutter we were going to use and I pulled out a bunch of different colored #sugar #sprinkles for him to sprinkle onto the cookies before baking. I put aside half of the dough for him to use and kept the other half to make the Tulip shaped cookies for myself.

When you are ready to begin rolling out the dough and if you use the recipe in MasterChef Junior Bakes!, you should only keep out the dough you are going to roll out and put the rest into the refrigerator, because it tends to soften up fast. Here is another hint for using this recipe, it is more fun with a 3 year old to help you.

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