Sunday, March 15, 2009

Luck of the Irish

Did I say that I would post the winners on Wednesday? I must have really meant to say Sunday. Sometimes I just get distracted (like painting the dining room and sanding the furniture).






Anyway, very scientific method of selecting homes for the cookbooks. I hated the thought of having only three winners, so I scrounged around and came up with two more prizes.






I wrote everyone's name down in order of your comment on a piece of paper, laid out the prizes, and had the kids point to a prize, and I wrote them down in order next to your names.


Ella - Cupcake Potholders/Notepad

Emily - Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson

Tiffany - Everyday Pasta by Giada DeLaurentiis

Julie - The Young Man and the Sea by David Pasternack and Ed Levine

AngC828 - Just in Time by Rachel Ray

Please email me your contact information as soon as possible so I can send them out!


And because some people didn't want a used cookbook, how about a recipe for St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes? This has been hanging out in my recipe book for years. Hard to tell where I got it. I love that the green comes from:




Instant pistachio pudding! I love pistachios. Blue Bunny makes a pistachio ice cream that is unreal!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
1 3/4 c. flour
1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding
3/4 c. mini-chocolate chips
2/3 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract

Beat eggs, milk, oil, and flavorings. Add dry ingredients and combine well. Fill lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 -20 minutes. Cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting and top with green sprinkles.


*I did add a touch of green food gel to the batter for a richer green.


5 comments:

Heather said...

I love those little green cupcakes! And pistachio with cream cheese frosting, yummy! What a cute idea!

Tiffany said...

That's so sweet of you to come up with 2 more prizes! I love pasta and I'm looking forward to the cookbook. Thanks! I can't find an email for you here, so I'll let you email me at eatpoetry@gmail.com.

Cute green cupcakes. Pistachio pudding always reminds me of 70s food, along with red hots, knox blox and bologna sandwiches. Stuff I grew up on.

Donna-FFW said...

Perfect idea for tomorrow. I must hurry to the store to get these ingredients. They sound wonderful!!

ella said...

I adore pistachio flavored anything. Ice cream is the best.
Wow, I won something! Cool! thanks!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry I missed this. I don't know where I've been.

First off, the cupcakes look great. Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day.

Thank you so much! I really, really wanted that book! I am just so excited by this. I'm going to make a sweet little post dedicated to you. I guess I should email you now..

 

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