Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stuffed Cupcakes

So... Hubby and I love stuffed cupcakes, but I don't feel like going out and spending 6 bucks for a cupcake when I can make pretty much a whole batch for that price... So I decided to try my own.. I decided to go with a lemon and dulce de leche cupcake.. It just sounded like a good combination..

First I made my Dulce de Leche- So basically I got  can of condensed milk,, filled my pressure cooker with water, put the can in there an cooked it for about half hour.... After it was cooled i opened and BAM.. Homemade Dulce de Leche

I set that aside and made my cupcakes..

So I went with a recipe I had tried before for lemon cake... which to me was super simple and amazingly delicious.. Here it is.... I followed everything but as a CUPCAKE recipe... which basically means I placed it in a muffin baking thingy.

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • eggs
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • cup orange juice or cup apricot nectar
  • cup vegetable oil (canola works best)
  • teaspoons lemon extract (I used lemon juice)
  • Directions:

    1. 1
      CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and flour a Bundt pan. In a Mixmaster, mix all the ingredients on low until blended. Then beat for three minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into Bundt pan. Tilt pan and swirl batter around the outside rim about one inch above the batter. This helps the cake bake higher and flatter. Bake at 350 degrees F just until cake tester comes out clean (appx 60 minutes). Be careful not to overbake.

    Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/moist-lemon-cake-281836#ixzz1hr23C6lp

    Here's the pics...PS THEY'RE SOOOO GOOD IT SHOULD BE A SIN!!! 

    Cupcake are great to control portion size.. You can have a treat and not got overboard!

    Saturday, December 24, 2011

    Christmas cupcakes.... (=

    Soooo... I didn't know what to make as a cheat treat for Christmas, so I came across a friends blog, and had the answer to my What to make for desert question.Felipe's..Season you food:red velvet amazing recipe , I followed it to the T, BUT made cupcakes instead of a cake (wanted to feel like a little kid and decorate it)...So here's the end result...

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Curls without heat (=

    So... From my previous post you know I am going on a no POO challenge, which has had me look into options to style my hair without heat.. (heat=damage).. A friend of mine recently posted on her Facebook, a picture of her hair with the mos perfect curls where she used the no heat method.. It go me curious to look into it and try it.. So.. After doing my weekly hot olive oil treatment,washing my hair with my baking soda (shampoo) and apple cider vinegar (conditioner) and dabbing a bit of coconut oil.. I decided to give the no heat curls method a try... All you need is your hair damp and a loose headband... Here I am before (I only did teh top half of my hair because I didn't want curls all over.. but you can do your full hair...
    Here's me after... I kept it on for about 3 hours.. You can actually sleep with this as well
    Here I am after getting the headband out.. I SIMPLY LOVED IT!!!!!
    Here's a video of this lady explaining the (how to process)

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    New Year's Healthy Resolution!

    It's almost the end of another year (Time is passing by way too fast) and it's that time where everyone takes out their thinking caps, to make a list of things to do for the following year. Many of us have new projects new goals,but we also have those resolution in which we repeat on our lists every single year. Statistics show that 95% of people who create resolutions, always add some type of health goal to their list. Some want to loose weight, or tone, get healthy..Whatever it is, we all have our idea of what we hope to be and accomplish in regards to our health. There's no worst feeling than failing at a goal, or plan we set out for ourselves. I remember feeling complete failure every year when I would give up on my health goals by February.. so for the last couple of years, I am proud to say, I have actually accomplished all my health goals..and I am not about to stop now.... I made a video to explain how I was able to stick to my goals, and hopefully something I did or say, could help you stick to yours... Not to sound cliche... but YOU CAN DO IT!! You seriously can....so... what do you say.. Let's go on this journey together?

    Monday, December 12, 2011


    I am all for trying natural ways to things in my attempt to be healthy and try to live green, so recently I stumbled upon a "NO POO" Challenge.... Which is basically where you use natural products to wash your hair.. Once I read a health expert saying something that made total sense.. "If you can't eat it and have something in your body, then it shouldn't be out of your body either. If you think about it, our bodies absorb everything we put on the outside." It makes total sense.This challenge is the most effective way to get your hair back to its natural beauty using NO chemicals..You know when you look at your pictures of when you were a kid and think, "Wow my hair was so healthy!" That's the effect that people who have beEn NO-POOers say they have gotten with this challenge..Since I love challenges, and I love to find out things for myself, here we go.... Now I am not saying I am ready to get rid of everything that's not natural which i use, but I figured I could give this a try... I made this video, to show my thoughts on this challenge..check it out,

    What are the benefits of the NO POO challenge?

      • If successful, you wont need to wash your hair as often as you would when using regular shampoo + conditioners, therefore saving you time
      • You will save a massive amount of money
      • Naturally healthy hair
      • More body and less oil
      • Less FRIZZ...YOOHOOOOO
    This is all you need:

    Shampoo:Baking soda ( For every scoop 1 cup of water)

    Conditioner: Apple Cider Vinegar

    Extras: Coconut oil (I use it when i get out of the shower on my ends)
    Olive oil: Great for a once a week hot oil treatment... Just warm it up leave it for a few hours.. and BAM nice pretty hair (=