My boss, and good friend, recently had a birthday and what else do you do when one of your favorite people as a birthday? You make cupcakes of course! I knew I wanted to make flavored cupcakes, but I didn't have a ton of ingredients in the house. Thanks to Pinterest, though, I found a recipe for lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting. So delicious and scrumptious! They were definitely a big hit. I decorated them with some left over pearl-looking sprinkles and edible yellow glitter flakes. It was my first time trying to frost a cupcake in a method other than just dumping frosting on top. I think it turned out pretty well! I used a ziploc bag and just snipped a hole in the corner. Maybe someday I'll pick up a party bag with some basic tips, but until then this works just fine!
You know that one dish you're known for and are pretty much required to bring to any potluck-style gathering? Mine is bread. I started making bread when I was first learning how to cook back in Arkansas. My favorite recipe is one I found on pinterest, it's called peasant bread. It's super easy to make and takes very little time. It's delicious and rich and yummy, definitely a crowd pleaser. I made this the other day and used it to make yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and I paired it with a homemade salmon and oyster chowder. So goooooood.