Pineapple-Rum Cupcakes dusted with Maple Sugar

ImageSomeone did a wondrous favor for me so I decided to make the most portable gift food…cupcakes!

Wanting to create something new, I took pineapple tidbits and pureed them with their natural juice and about a third of a cup of rum.  I incorporated that into my dry ingredients, as well as 3 eggs, one stick of melted unsalted butter, and half a cup of fine sugar.  Last but not least, I used about a third cup of carbonated water…..mixed that till it was well incorporated and placed them in a 350 degree oven for 17 minutes.

For frosting, I let 8 oz. of Neufchatel cheese come to room temperature and mixed it with 3 tablespoons of fresh pineapple juice and 1 cup and a half of powdered sugar.  Frosted the cupcakes lightly and then just put a little dusting of maple sugar.

Of course I tried one….just had to…and it was good…..

 

 

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Simply delicious Saturday Brunch……Red on Yellow!

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Woke up super early so went rumaging in my fridge to see what I could throw together for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

Started off with two eggs, a little salt and pepper, and chopped one tomato and half of a red pepper. Topped my mix  with one tablespoon of grated parmesan and about 2 tablespoons of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Mixed it up well and Voila! – my Red & Yellow Scrambled Eggs…..so delish!

Not only did I want to use veggies, but I just adore fruit, so I found I had canned pineapple tidbits and one pear. Took half a flatbread and placed sliced pieces of pear on top, drizzled a little honey and sprinkled ground ginger on top. It went into a 375 degree oven for just a few minutes.  In the meantime made mini biscuits and topped them off with a tablespoon of the pineapple tidbits. 

While the eggs cooked, I made myself a cup of Nespresso coffee….and let me tell you…..totally delicious breakfast!

 Have a wonderful Saturday!!!!

Gabi