At the Butter Lane Cupcake Class that I participated in last week, I was placed with the group who prepared vanilla cupcakes. The thing that I appreciated the most about our teacher Joe was that he started out by saying that cake is one of the easiest things to make – approximately 80% of cake recipes start out the same. I can “do” easy :-)! I am simply going to go through the Vanilla Cupcakes recipe and share some tips that I picked up from Joe regarding how to make vanilla cupcakes from scratch.
“Food is like fashion,” I told my husband and sons as we sat down to eat this macaroni and cheese dish. After their blank stares showed me that they had no idea what I was talking about, I elaborated. “See, the basic macaroni and cheese recipe that I have is like my black wrap dress. It can taste differently every time that I prepare it…just like my dress looks different every time that I wear it because I add different accessories or wear something over it or under it.
I have owed Michael a lemon meringue pie since last July. Michael did not get as much of results of the first lemon meringue pie recipe that I had made in July as everyone else in the family, so I promised that I would make him one. While I was pleased with the other lemon meringue pie, it was just too much work! When Michael recently mentioned that he wanted â€œhisâ€? pie before the end of the summer break, I tried to talk him out of it by offering him something else.
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