Pinterest to my food inspiration once more! Fried goat cheese found here. I tossed the herb garden salad mix with some pomegranate vinaigrette, tossed in some fresh strawberries and toasted pecans. Quite the delicious lunch. And beautiful too!
And sometimes I just don’t want to make a cake from scratch. And so I don’t. I doctor a cake mix. In this particular instance, I had a Paula Deen cake mix that I got for pennies on clearance that I doctored. Sour cream and extra eggs make it divine. Doctoring recipe can be found here. I also had a box of instant pumpkin spice pudding in my pantry. Also found on clearance. Seeing a theme here? I mixed it to ‘pie filling’ consistency and spooned it into the middle of the hollowed out cupcakes. And then I made buttercream frosting from scratch. The best frosting I have ever made and it’s from my favorite cookbook of all time, seriously, it’s never failed me – the New Best Recipe – put it on your Christmas wish list. And flavored it with pumpkin pie seasoning and maple syrup. Not bad for a box mix cake, right?