Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Very Merry Me!

A few of my friends get together each Tuesday night for prayer.  I was asked to join last year, but just felt stretched.  I declined.  I said this year, I would probably join them sometimes.  I was debating going this week, even though I was very tired from the first two days of school.  HH kept trying to convince me to go (usually he is NOT like that), but I finally did go.  They had a surprise belated birthday party for me!  I was surrounded by many friends that I've made over the past year.

Here is one picture with a very special friend, Shelly.

Devil's Food Butterscotch Cookies

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

My friend Alec has a birthday coming up, so we celebrated it last night.  The picture above shows how the cupcakes were hollowed out, and filled with yummy peach pie filling. 

1 cup butter softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (21 ounce) can peach pie filling, pureed

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
2.  In a large bowl, beat butter and sugarixer until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Gradually add to butter mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Stir in sour cream.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
4.  Bake for 12-18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.  Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
5.  Using a melon baller, scoop out centers of cupcakes, leaving a 1/2 inch border.  Fill centers with 1 teaspoon peach puree.  Spread cream cheese icing over cupcakes.  Store in refrigerator.
Bacon Ranch Chicken
(No picture, but it sure was yummy!)


ChiTown Girl said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Ben is just the sweetest.

MB said...

Happy Belated B-day, Tiffany!!!!