"On her tongue is the law of kindness..."

"On her tongue is the law of kindness..."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Place Called Home...

Kevin and I have been newlyweds for just over 3 months, and one of the biggest to-dos for me as a wife was to create an environment that was safe, peaceful, and, of course, wonderfully decorated. Even though I am still shopping for the perfect pieces and waiting for it all to be complete, here are some of my favorite inspirations...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Recipe of Caramel Apple Cupcakes!

So, now that I'm a newlywed I am fascinated with new recipes - special food treats for me and the huz to enjoy. So, please feast your eyes on our newest discovery: caramel apple cupcakes! You're welcome. Enjoy.

1 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Rome (or baking) apples (peeled and shredded)
1 1/2 cups chewy caramel candies
1 tbsp heavy cream

Preheat over to 350 degrees
Line cupcake pan with liners, or spray pan with cooking spray
In large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In medium bowl, whisk eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth. Whisk in oil and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in apples.
Spoon batter into pan until almost full (3/4 full) in each cup
Bake approximately 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool.
In small bowl, combine caramels and cream. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, and then repeat at 25 second intervals until caramel icing is melted and smooth.
Spread frosting generously on cooled cupcakes.

*Caramel frosting will be very sticky until cooled. So, refrain from eating frosted cupcakes until icing has completely cooled.