Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tasty Tuesday - Time in the Kitchen

apple cinnamon caramel cupcakes
Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Cinnamon ButterCream and Caramel Drizzle *click on picture to go to recipe* 

This past Sunday, I did something I love. I spent most of the day in my kitchen.  I love the kitchen; I love to cook, I love to bake; I LOVE when I have the chance to do both, child free.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy sharing my love of the kitchen with my kids, but it is a much different experience when I am alone. It's not quite as chaotic - and it actually relaxes me.

3 years ago, our deep freezer died. We decided not to replace it at the time, and made do with the fridge freezer.  Hubby and I have talked many times about replacing it, but couldn't justify the money.

Since getting into price matching, I haven't been able to take advantage of all the great deals on meat/poultry because I did not have the space for it.  For my birthday, hubby bought me a deep freezer!!!

I was so excited when I did my next grocery shop, and was able to stock up on ground beef that was on sale for $4.54/kg - it was great.  On Sunday, I had lots on my to do list.

2 dozen mini zucchini chocolate chip muffins
2 dozen apple cinnamon cupcakes (some with cinnamon cream cheese icing, and others with cinnamon buttercream drizzled with caramel)
1 Shepherds pie
1 large batch of Hamburger Soup (split into 1 family portion, and 2 individual portions)
1 apple crisp

The next day I added in 2 dozen mini banana chocolate chip muffins (I really like having the mini muffins in the freezer, great to throw into lunches or for a quick snack!)


  1. Wowza! You are a baking machine! Totally impressed here. :)

  2. That Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes looks delicious!

    That sure is a lot of cooking/baking!

    SueSueper Sue

  3. You are impressive in the kitchen.I am wishing you lived beside me and we were eating those chocolatechip zucchini muffins and having a coffee togetherYou can always dream..

  4. Goodness, that recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Cinnamon ButterCream and Caramel Drizzle looks delicious. Your smart to put the mini-muffins in the freezer. That's a great idea.


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