That’s MY morning cupcake!!
OMFG. SO GOOD.
My parents own an ice cream shop in north central Pennsylvania, so I’ve spent many a sweaty summer afternoon scooping and topping (and eating) my fair share of ice cream. You might say I’ve become somewhat of an ice cream snob over the years. I also have uncommonly large forearm muscles.
Thanks Mom & Dad.
Now I’m all grown up and don’t ever have to “scoop” ice cream again. I just eat it straight out of the container with a mouth sized spoon. Much easier on the ol’ forearms.
But, every now and then I get a hankering for the familiar flavor combination of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana and peanuts that IS the banana split. And when mommy gets a hankering, y’all better watch out.
Thankfully, Chonker’s favorite foods right now include strawberries and bananas so we always have plenty laying around. And since he’s a good baby who loves to cater to my random food whims, he was cool with me using some of them to make this:
Which I then used to make these:
Oh yeah, and THESE:
Recently, one of my old ad agency friends challenged me with the question “If you could only eat a cookie or a cupcake every day for the rest of your life, which would you choose?” My response was “Do I really have to choose one or the other? Or could it be a cookie stuffed inside a cupcake?” He humored me and said “Sure, it could be a cookie in a cupcake. If there was such a thing. Duh.”
Duh. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?
It’s like the inventor of Oreos traveled into the future via flux capacitor, peeked in my kitchen window, then went back in time to shape and size his cookie mold to exactly the same diameter as my cupcake tin knowing I would one day create the world’s most perfect dessert. BOOM.
Of course, with this being the only treat I will eat every day for the rest of my life (hypothetically speaking) I couldn’t just use any old Oreo as a cupcake stuffer. Especially when they have so many delicious flavors to choose from now. Like Peanut Butter Creme.
… with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting. (Phew, that took a lot out of me.)
Welcome to the first of hopefully many weekly posts that I’m dubbing “Thursday Two-Fers.” It’s like a recipe buy-one-get one. Who wouldn’t love that? A crazy person, that’s who.
These gems are actually targeting my mom friends a tiny bit more than the common foodie as they all incorporate some form of fruit and/or vegetable puree into the end recipe.
In case you didn’t already know, I’m the proud mother of a 3 1/2 year old (picky eater) and a 10 month old (chonker who will eat anything, even dog food. But that’s only when he sneaks into the laundry room undetected.) I digress. Continue reading