Gluten Free, Pets, Recipes

Halloween Movies, Dog Snuggles & Lazy Girl Gluten Free Cupcakes

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I did some major relaxing this weekend. I wasn’t feeling in the best shape, so I took it easy and did two of my favorite things: baking and watching movies!

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One of my favorite movies to watch before Halloween each year is Practical Magic. I guess it’s not really Halloween themed, but it is about witches!

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Peanut and I did some serious snuggling!

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After the movie, I was craving something sweet that didn’t take a lot of effort. Cue the baking mix and already made frosting. It’s so easy to throw these cupcakes together, and with a couple special additions and swaps, they taste better than boxed. I love the Betty Crocker gluten free mixes.

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I just mixed a stick of softened butter, 3 eggs, 2/3 cup water, the mix, and two teaspoons of almond flavoring. I love using almond flavoring in place of vanilla. It is especially good when using with white/yellow cake mixes. Once everything was incorporated, I added my secret ingredient, white chocolate instant pudding mix! It helps keep the cupcakes extra moist and adds amazing flavor. Just mix it in and you are good to go!

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While they were baking, Peanut got a doggy ice cream treat! It was 94 degrees here yesterday. Yep, middle of October and mid 90’s. Not enjoying the outdoors, that’s for sure.

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I frosted half of the cupcakes with just chocolate frosting. The other half, I removed the cupcake centers, put in a teaspoon of strawberry jam, and then frosted. Amazing.

I also made a yummy pot roast with gf gravy yesterday! More to come on that later.

Ashley

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