Monday, August 28, 2017

Friday Friend Recipe #159 -- Self Filled Cupcakes

Come with me as I continue to countdown my Friday Friend Cookbook!

What is it, you may ask?

In a nutshell...
About 18 years ago, 50 of my closest friends and family, who had been on an e-mail forum with me, sent in recipes in different categories and we compiled a cookbook.
I decided to count those down!

Because  one night I was looking thru the cookbook and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog"
The Handyman--who thinks he knows me better than I know myself, said,  "you'll never EVER do that."
Well,  maybe I will!  Maybe I'll show him!

Which brings me to recipes #159
 My Mom's Self-Filled Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so good! And they are an easy treat to take to any picnic or church social.
And really, pretty easy to make also.

My mom submitted many recipes for the cookbook, so today, just a look back at her  little family thru the years.

My dad, mom, me and my brand new baby brother.
(notice my grandmother had fighting chickens on her wall above the fireplace.  Also known as cock-fighting. I had no idea this was design statement at one time--advance  12 years into the future and my mother had bullfighters  above her fireplace.  Apparently cruelty to animals was not on our family radar yet)

My mom's cat  eyed glasses were in the height of fashion!
(I think this was the Christmas when my Aunt gave me white Go-Go boots, and so began my career of dancing on the fireplace hearth.)

 Soon, tho, those cat eyed glasses gave way to contact lenses.
(and my dad forgot how to smile. Too bad because this was our Christmas card 1969.  You just couldn't do a do-over and waste film in those days.)

 And then some groovy sunglasses mom!  
(I was pretty fancy-schmancy in my Flower Power out fit!)

The teenage  years---of me and my brother.
(I'm not sure what to say--we gave them a run for their money. Kind of.  Not really, but our few antics were lived up to the old adage of cops kids and preachers kids are the worst! My dad was a cop.)

And that, my friends, is recipe #159.
Only 135 left to go.

Keep on cookin'....

1 comment:

sandyc said...

OMG Those look so good, I might have to go to the store again and buy ingredients for a chocolate fix.

Friday Friend Recipe #217 - Spinach Salad no.4

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