Boy was I surprised when I picked my Martha Stewart Living magazine out of the mailbox yesterday afternoon! There, in living color, right on the front cover, was a whole layout of cupcakes! Hmmmmm......Martha must be reading my blog!! I KNEW she was one smart cookie....er, cupcake! And inside, she has the most delicious recipes for cupcakes.....and I just happened to have 4 overly-ripe bananas sitting on the counter just begging me to do something with them before it was too late.
Now, in the olden days, I would have 'hidden' them in chocolate chip cookies. The boys never knew. But now?? Jim can just about 'smell' bananas in chocolate chip cookies. And he doesn't like them in his beloved cookies! I was out of ideas til I came upon Martha's recipe for Banana Cupcakes With Caramel Buttercream.
I know what I said in my previous post. I said cupcakes were easy. Boy was I wrong about that!! I started on Martha's Banana Cupcakes around noon. And I finished at 2:00. They were NOT easy. No way. But BOY are they good!! Good thing Ella and Jackson will be here for the weekend. I just ate 2 for my lunch....and at the rate of 2 per each meal...maybe 2 for Jim, too....so that's 4 per meal starting tonite....those 28 cupcakes aren't going to be around til the kids get here Saturday. I'm gonna hide them. In the vegetable bin in the frig! Jim will NEVER look there. (and I'm sure not going to tell him!)
So, thank you, Martha. I read YOUR blog faithfully, too!