These cupcakes were kind of buried in my archives, and that’s just not right. I’ve made them several times and everyone LOVES them. When my mom asked for them on Mother’s Day weekend, I took the opportunity to get some better pictures of them!
The cupcakes are fluffy and light, the frosting tastes like blackberry frozen yogurt, and the lemon curd is a bright, tart center that makes the whole thing complete. Basically, they’re too delicious to pass up. The lemon curd recipe has an unusual method and always comes out delicious. I use it for everything now! Continue reading “Blackberry Lemon Cupcakes”
My mom is awesome. I remember once, when I was pretty young, it was warm and rainy out one day. She told me and Amy to take off our socks and shoes and go outside to splash in puddles in the driveway. We happily obliged! She’d always let me lick the beaters when she was baking chocolate chip cookies, let me play with her jar of buttons while she sewed, made us play dough from scratch, let us make a huge mess of it on the kitchen table, and always had hot cocoa waiting for us when we came inside from sledding. So, yeah. Awesome. Basically the kind of mother I’d want to be, if I wanted kids that is.
When I was growing up, my favorite thing to do in the summertime was invite a few friends to my house and put up a tent to go ‘camping’ in the backyard. I even learned how to put up our huge 3-room tent by myself at the tender age of 13! My best friend, Ariel, came to every little party I had. We lived a few miles from each other, which was awesome!
There are so many funny memories from the times that we went camping, ranging from shaving cream fights and water balloon wars, to re-counting nightmares about giant pudding cup men and telling scary stories. Plus, we could be as loud as we wanted, eat tons of snacks, giggle uncontrollably, and my parents enjoyed peace and quiet inside the house! Except for the time it rained and the tent leaked so we had to go inside at 4 am.
Oh, and we always had to have a cookout just to have some s’mores!
I use Pinterest as a tool for finding new recipes, mostly. I can’t make a recipe unless I can see a picture of it, so Pinterest is like a lovely internet image search of fabulous recipes. Naturally, of the many I try, not all are winners. I adjust recipes all the time to suit what I have on hand or my personal preferences. I know I haven’t been blogging for very long (not on a consistent basis, at least), but here are my 10 favorite Pinterest recipes that I tried and enjoyed so much that I blogged about them! Follow me on Pinterest and I’ll let you know what recipes are actually worth making!
I have a long history with these cupcakes. I really do love this flavor combination, but it often ends up being such a sweet cupcake that I can’t handle it! I followed a recipe closely the first time I made them, and they were good but I felt the need to make them exactly what I wanted – like eating an Oreo in cupcake form.