Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Since my 'flylady routines' have seemed
to fall by the wayside for some time,
I have started checking in here
on Sunday nights.
I print up the missions for the week
and they are keeping me on track.
Today the fridge is sparkling,
I found four forgotten packs of feta cheese.
I rewarded myself with a red velvet cupcake...

Red Velvet Cupcakes
{makes 18 - 24}

1/3 c. cocoa
3 tbsp red food coloring
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c. butter, room temp
1 c. sugar
4 egg yolks
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp salt
2-1/4 c. flour sifted
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp  white vinegar

Mix cocoa, food coloring & vanilla in small bowl.  In mixing bowl, beat butter & sugar on medium speed till fluffy.  Add egg yolks & beat another minute.  Add cocoa mixture and combine.  Stir buttermilk & salt together and add to batter, alternating in thirds with the flour.  Mix baking soda with vinegar and add to batter, blend.  Fill cupcake tins lined with baking papers about 1/2 to 2/3's full.  Bake at 350 degrees F about 15 minutes.  Remove cupcakes and cool before frosting.  I just used a vanilla buttercream on mine.



  1. Looks like the perfect reward!

  2. I agree! Cupcakes are the best reward for doing a good job!

  3. I was just thinking you should post a different portion of your house each day so I can be inspired to clean my house :-)

  4. M-m-m-m-m! Might have to make these... Your kitchen is lovely. How do you like your wooden counter top? I am contemplating putting them in my kitchen in my little NYS summer cottage and am gathering opinions...=-)

  5. I used to do Flylady. I need to get back on a routine. I absolutely love your kitchen. The white cabinets and the woods. So, so pretty!

  6. Cupcakes look scrumptous....thanks for the receipt.....How many are we allowed? hahaha

  7. OOOOh, those red velvet cupcakes look good and so does your kitchen.

  8. I also used to do flylady pretty seriously. Recently, I re-added her e-mails. Haven't really read them yet, though. :-( I think a red velvet cupcake was definitely called for. YUM! That's our Christmas dessert of choice.

  9. I love your kitchen! I've never thought about putting cupcakes on a cake plate like that...great idea!

    Have a great day.

  10. Pretty kitchen... you deserve the reward...especially the eating part! :)

  11. I just began reading the Flylady blog about a month ago and it's made a difference! Keep up the good work, Deb - your kitchen is lovely. Wendy

  12. I love your kitchen! Is it a galley? Mine is a galley and I appreciate the counter space and everything is close at hand though I do long for a funky island sometimes, you can't have everything. A pantry is better and it looks like you have a butlers area too-very nice. I do Flylady from time to time-It helps me a lot as I tend to have issues with piles.


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