Monday, February 6, 2012
SATW turns 1 and Happy World Nutella Day...kinda
I can't believe a year has passed! I remember not really knowing what this was going to be and honestly, I still don't have a clear definition of it but it's mine and that's good enough for now. :-) I remember trying to be all politically correct and censor myself to please other people but most who followed me here know that censoring myself is about the last thing I'm good at so I committed to telling my story, my way and knowing that there are a bazillion other blogs out there if people don't like what they read here. In going back to the beginning, it's nice to see some people that were following along then that still are and sad to see that some that were, no longer are. You wonder what happens to those people. Was it me? Was it them? Did they give up on themselves and no longer connect to what I say here? So many things that run through your mind. But I'm dedicated to continue to share my story as long and as frustrating as it can be sometimes!
Here are the top 5 most read posts by you the readers:
DIY Project: Repainting Your Ceiling Fan
Seeing Yourself Through Someone Else's Eyes (my personal favorite)
Light Pumpkin Pie Cups
I thank you all for following along whether you've been with me all along or are just finding me today, your support and comments mean the world to me!
Since it's SATW's one year anniversary, we should celebrate right? I mean what's an anniversary without a little cake? Given yesterday was World Nutella Day I thought I should contribute a recipe. But seeing how busy I've been with home projects (and figuring no one really tunes in to blogs on Sunday, especially Puppy Bowl Sunday) I decided to wait until today to share the recipe.
Banana Nutella Cupcakes!
Now this is a quick recipe because I just did not have the time to go all with scratch but the icing is from scratch which means you'll still get accolades in less time. Here's what you'll need.
1 box Duncan Hines Banana Supreme Cake Mix
1 1/3 cup water
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (to sub for oil on cake box recipe)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup nutella
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
Prepare box mix as listed but sub unsweetened applesauce for the oil. Bake for recommended time or until toothpick comes out clean.
While the cupcakes are baking add butter, nutella, vanilla and powdered sugar together to make frosting.
Wait until cupcakes are completely cooled (cruel I know) then decorate with nutella frosting and garnish with a banana chip before serving.
It's a yummy treat that is the perfect way to start the next year of blogging about success along the weigh!
Nutritional Info: (Makes 24 cupcakes, info per cupcake) 226 Cals, Total Fat 8g, Sat Fat 4g Poly Fat 1g Mono Fat 2g Cholesterol 33mg Sodium 174mg Potassium 13mg Total Carbs 36g Sugars 28g Protein 2g Vitamin A 3% Calcium 5% Iron 5%
Thanks for reading and Happy World Nutella Day!
What would you like to see in the coming year at SATW? (Be reasonable! LOL)
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