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More Green

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After taking down all of the Valentine decorations, I realized I didn’t have very many green things to put up for St. Patricks Day.  So, I made a few things to add some green to my house this year.  First I found some supplies at Roberts.

I bought that board just like that, ready to go.  After painting it white, I cut out paper shamrock to match the shamrock wood shapes I bought.  I used Mod Podge to put the paper onto the wood.  Then, using my silhouette, I cut some cute vinyl words to top it off.  I really like how it turned out.  I have a skinny wall that this will be perfect on.  I also think it would look cute with some wire and a ribbon bow on the top.

I still needed more green and I thought that these green tulips were perfect.  All I did was paint the little pot, tie the ribbon and added the green styrofoam balls as filler.  So cute.  Now I have some green decorations!

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Temptation: Snickers Cupcakes

I saw this recipe a while ago on Kevin and Amanda’s blog and just knew it would be a keeper!  Luckily for me, my husband loves to cook and bake.  So, he whipped up some cupcakes for fun today.  They are my new personal favorite and I have already requested more of them for my birthday!  (Wish I didn’t have to wait till June!)  
I love the surprise in the middle!  This is the first time we’ve ever tried putting stuff in the middle.  Love it.
It wan’t long until it looked like this:
You have to try this one!  Enjoy!
Decadent Snickers Cupcakes
with Chocolate Mousse Filling
1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
Chocolate Mousse Filling
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1 stick softened butter
2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 bag mini Snickers
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 cupcake tins with liners. To prepare the cupcakes, place the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, milk and sour cream into stand mixer. Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes. Scoop the batter evenly into the cupcake liners. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cupcakes are cooked through and a toothpick comes clean from center. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and let cool.
2. To prepare the mousse, melt the milk chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream with a stand or electric mixer until it looks like whipped cream and stiff peaks form. Fold melted chocolate chips into whipped cream until well combined, then transfer batches into a piping bag. When cupcakes have cooled, press the tip of the piping bag into the center of the cupcake, about 1 inch deep. Squeeze the mousse into the cupcake while pulling the tip out. It doesn’t take much, just one firm squeeze is perfect. Continue filling all the cupcakes.
3. To prepare the frosting, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla until well combined and a nice frosting consistency. Spread over cupcakes then top with chopped Snickers.
Makes 24 cupcakes.
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