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Cupcakes oh my!


Made some cupcakes for my son M~'s  birthday.  It's hard to believe that his birthday has arrived again already. Where does the time go?  Last night I stayed up late making cupcakes.  I must say I did nibble just a little bit but then I stopped myself.  Today was the first of two birthday parties and I survived by eating only one cupcake and giving away the rest ( I did save a few specifically for my husband and two boys but not one extra).  In case you don't know cupcakes are my kryptonite.

Smucker's Low Sugar Reduced Sugar Strawberry Preserves, 15.5000-Ounce (Pack of 6)The cupcakes were made from a boxed cake mix and I used applesauce instead of vegetable oil in the recipe ( I was hoping to make the cupcakes from scratch but I ran out of time).  I cut out a section out of each cupcake and I put a scoop of low sugar strawberry preserves.  The frosting was a homemade sinful butter cream frosting.

8 Weigth Watchers Points

Besides cupcakes I wanted to have some healthy snacks so I had whole wheat crackers, bananas, sliced monterey jack cheese, grapes, organic low fat microwave popcorn, wheat pretzels and a pumpkin pudding (in addition to the usual gold fish crackers and apple juice).

For the Pumpkin Pudding:
2 29oz cans of pumpkin
6 TB Molasses
10 TB Maple Syrup
2 TB unsalted butter
2 TB Pumpkin Pie Spice

Mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe dish.  Microwave for 6 minutes (plus or minus depending on your microwave).  Stir and place in refrigerator until cool.  Tastes just like pumpkin pie but with less sugar and hardly any fat.

Enjoy!


PS - Love Saint Patrick's day!

Here's a cute and fun Irish Ditty (may not be suitable for little ears):


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