Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Today my little neighbor skipped off to her first day in grade one.
What memories does the first day of school have for you?

After-school-snacks would rate high on my 'favorite' list
as it probably does for most children.
I suggest these cupcakes with a glass of milk.

Not only are they pretty to look at, but they are yummy from
the inside out ... a very tender crumb with a peanut butter frosting.
Simply delicious!


1¼ cups flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

Blend dry ingredients together; set aside

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1½ tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add egg, yolk and vanilla;
continue beating until smooth.

1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium)
½ cup plain yogurt

Mix mashed banana and yogurt together; add to creamed mixture alternately with
dry ingredients in two additions. Beat just until blended.

Spoon into 12 large greased or paper-lined muffin cups.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 24 minutes or until wooden pick
inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.
When cool frost with Peanut Butter Frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting

4 oz. cream cheese
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla
1½ - 2 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter together until fluffy; add peanut butter and
vanilla and beat until blended.  Gradually beat in 1½ cups powdered sugar until
smooth.  If necessary add more powdered sugar for spreading or piping consistency.

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