Sunday, October 30, 2011

No power = No Babycakes

Who has ever heard of a snow storm before Halloween??? Well we had one in Connecticut yesterday and we lost power TODAY!!!! Needless to say I'm a little mad at mother nature and my power company.
So there will be no Babycakes recipes made today. I did try to use it in my car with my car power charger - but it doesn't work. :(
I have SO much to bake so I'll keep you posted on my power situation during the week. Oh but here's a sneak peek:

Happy snacking!!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Crisp

Well my hubby and I (and puppies too) are at the end of our wonderful vacation. It was a great week visiting family and friends and the weather was
perfect for Fall - sunny crisp days and chilly nights.
So that is what inspired my recipe for today. Plus I have so much apple and cherry pie filling left over from making my pie cookies - if you can believe it! No I didn't eat them all. Pretty close though.
I also had oatmeal cookie dough in my pantry. Hmm.....
Can an apple crisp be made in Babycakes cupcake maker?
Yes indeed!

What you need:
Oatmeal cookie mix (or from scratch) and ingredients
Apple pie filling
Cherry pie filling
About 1/3 cup each filling
Pam cooking spray
Cupcake liners

What you do:

I had to experiment a bit to see what would work best. So I made up the cookie dough per the directions on the package.
Then I made the crisps three different ways:

1. With a cupcake liner sprayed with Pam. Here I used the dough like a pie crust - some on the bottom and sides. Then added some apples and cherry pie filling and then some dough on top. This took a little time to get the dough to stick to the sides but was doable.
2. Like the first except with out the cupcake liner. I did use Pam so it would come out easier.
3. With a cupcake liner but here I only put the dough on the bottom, added the pie fillings and then added some dough on top.
I cooked each about 10 minutes
or until the cookies were just golden brown but not over cooked.


All three were great. I would recommend using the liner though. The one without the liner came out ok but was a bit messy. And the ones with the liners come out of the liners perfectly.
Add some vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Happy snacking!!!!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Treat pop tray and vacation week

I finally have figured out how to combine my loves - Babycakes treats and my Etsy shop Buttercup Marketplace.
Introducing the Treat Pop tray.

A beautiful hand painted (in your choice if color) wooden tray with a styrofoam insert for displaying your cake or pie pops or the newest craze push pops.
And you can remove the insert to use the tray for other treats too from mini cupcakes or treat bags full of goodies or to serve beverages. Great for weddings, birthday parties or Halloween dessert tables.
See my Buttercup Marketplace shop for more details.

Well my husband and I (and our puppy dogs) are on away on vacation this week. So there is no new recipe for me to share today. We are up early to get to the Washington Redskins game. But this got me thinking about tailgating snacks (ok I'm always thinking about snacks really doesn't matter what type they are). What are your favorite football time snacks?
Don't worry- I'll be back mid week with a recipe to share.
Go team!!

Happy snacking!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Test Kitchen: Whoopie pie maker

Happy Sunday everyone!

I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. As you all know I love get "double duty" out of my Babycake treat makers. Nothing upsets me more when people say "it's just a cupcake maker". Ugh!! No no no!! These treat makers are SO much more than that.
So this morning while lying in bed instead of sleeping I was thinking - yes about my apple pie cookies. But also what else could I make in my Whoopie pie maker.
Of course!!
Quesadillas!!! Oh my!!!
So needless to say I was up at 8 am making quesadillas.
Again super easy - love!!
And very yummy!! Also love!!

What you need:

4 Flour tortilla shells
1 10 inch shell will yield 6 to 7
Olive oil
Cheese, chicken, green onions, olives, diced tomatoes, anything you like
Round cookie cutter the size of the Whoopie pie maker well
Sour cream

What you do:

Cut your tortilla shells with your cookie cutter. Brush with the olive oil. Place in your Whoopie pie maker.

Cook about 2 to 3 minutes and flip and cook for 1 more minute.
Add your cheese, chicken, etc...
Not too much (though if only doing cheese I would add more. I love melted cheese ;)
Continue to cook about 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.

Take out, add your sides, and begin munching!! (what was I thinking with only making 3????)

Happy snacking!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A great giveaway!!!

While I don't usually advertise my business -  buttercup marketplace - on my Snackgri-la blog - this giveaway was too good to not tell you all about it!!
See below for details on how to enter:

A few days ago I posted a photo at from this amazing little girl's, Ella, 1st birthday party. Well if follow the link below you'll read all about the wonderful details and how you can win a wonderful giveaway filled with amazing vendors from the party valued at $600.00 dollars which includes a $25 gift certificate to Buttercup Marketplace!!! Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Snacking!!

buttercup (karen)

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

New products and Apple pie cookies

While at work the other day we received a shipment of new a Babycake brand product: PIE POP MAKER!!!!

It's the cutest little thing!! And it's PINK!! Anything on a stick is just so cute.
Babycakes is also coming out with a heart shaped mini waffle maker and a mini pie maker (think pot pie size). I think I need a bigger kitchen!!! Check all of the products out at

So while looking at the pie pop maker I was thinking I could make something similar in my Whoopie Pie maker. Now mind you really can't add a stick to these as you can in the pie pop maker (there is a cut out for the stick to rest) but I also love to get double duty out of products.
So I am calling these Apple Pie cookies.
So super easy, quick and delish!
I am very happy with how these come out and you will be too.

What you need:
I took the easy route:)

1 can of apple pie filling
1 pre made pie crust
1 egg
Wax paper
Rolling pin

What you do:

Put two sheets of wax paper down as lightly flour the sheets. Place your pie crust down and roll out - just a little not to thin.

Next using a cookie cutter similar to the size of the wells of the Whoopie pie maker cut out 24 circles. Note: I had to reuse the scraps and reroll the dough to get the amount but you can get 24 circles from 1 of the 2 pie crusts that come in a box.
Next open the pie filling and on a plate take about a 1/3 of a cup of filling and cut the apples up in to little pieces.
Place 12 circles in the Whoopie pie maker. Add about a 1/2 teaspoon of filling to each them and then top with the other pie crust circle.

The next step is very important. Go around each of the pies and press the pie crusts together with your fingers. Now go back to each with a lollipop stick to seal a little more and make the little ridges like a real pie.

Then crack open the egg and separate the whites from the yolk. Mix up the whites a bit and brush over the pie crusts. Plug in the Whoopie pie maker and let them bake.
These cook in about 12 minutes.
Please note my pie crusts did start to separate and a little of the filling was trying to escape at about minute 7. But all I did is go around and reseal a bit. They are very forgiving.
Take out and enjoy!

Now I just need some vanilla ice cream. :)

Happy snacking!
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Babycake cookbook

Well now I know I have been busy - for I just purchased my copy of the Babycake cookbook the other day.

This book is amazing!! 175 recipes!! I don't know where to begin. It has great desserts, breakfasts, lunches and dinner recipes as well as great snacks.
However I am still in a cheesecake craze so it will be one of those - probably pumpkin now that fall is here (yet feels like summer again). But mine will be with a gingersnap cookie crust and cinnamon whipped cream. YUMMY!!!

On to the kitchen to test some recipes!!

Happy Snacking!!