2.21.2011

Things I Live By

Two things I live by:


1.  Sweets like these Oreo cupcakes!







2. This quote, which I have no idea who said it or where it came from.


"Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some kind of battle."


I try to live by this quote (and trust me sometimes it is almost impossible - especially working customer service!) but I always try to remind myself that if someone is mean to me or whatever it might be, that they are probably going through something too.


It might be small, it might be life-changing, but at any given point in time most people are struggling with something. 


So be nice. It's that simple :)



Have the best day and try to do or say something extra nice to someone today! 

RECIPE:
Vanilla Cupcakes:
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large lemon(outer yellow skin)
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
15 oreos crushed up
Buttercream Frosting:
2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2tablespoons milk or light cream
15-20 oreos crushed by food processor

Oven 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla extract.
Add lemon zest.
Add milk.
Combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients on low speed.

Place some crushed oreo in the bottom of the cupcake tins and pour the batter on top.
Bake 18 minutes until it springs back at you.

For the frosting cream butter and vanilla extract together until smooth.
On low speed, add confectioners' sugar until combine.
On high speed, slowly add the milk/cream and beat on high for 5 minutes.
Then fold in the oreo crumbs.

Frost and share with friends!







15 comments:

  1. LOVE both of these things! hope you had a great weekend lady!

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  2. i want one!! delicious

    http://emilyisblunt.blogspot.com/

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  3. mmm, those look delicious! so so so good. and i heard that quote and i really try to think about each each day. it's such a good thing to live by

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  4. are you serious? those look absolutely amazing.

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  5. It's a nice reminder- instead of judging, just be nicer. I never regret a kind act I don't think :)
    What a nice, positive blog you have! I love it.
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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  6. How can you not love oreos?
    Enjoying your blog!

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  7. I'm definitely making these this weekend. Nom nom nom

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  8. got to agree with the quote you live by. it is soo true!

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  9. great, now im starving... love your blog girly

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  10. just came across your blog! It's great! omg those cupcakes looks AMAZING! and the quote- def something i love to live by as well- did i mention how fabulous your blog is?!

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  11. LOOKS SO GOOD! i really cant wait to try these!

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  12. Yum! Thanks for posting recipe.. I'm totally going to make these! And I refuse to share with friends :)
    Love that quote... such a great reminder on how to live my life!

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  13. okay weird, that is my favorite quote and i have this strange feeling plato said it. but then i think that sounds ridiculous, haha! but this looks delicious!!

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  14. OMG! They look like so yummy! I would like to try to do them!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!

    www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

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Merci Beaucoup!