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Did You Know – 07/21/2014

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1. Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in. I need to do this with my wine glass because you can be sure, if you are outside and you need to go do something when you come back there is a fly in your red wine. They love it.

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2. Use bulldog clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge

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3. Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with
Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the
morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.

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4. This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!

 

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5. Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken light bulb

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6. Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white
chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb
the grease and be washed away in the cycle.

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And 4 More Tips » These Are Great

This is a great idea when packing your suitcase

Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel.

Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.

Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.

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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

To guarantee a happy holiday, here is a lighter cupcake recipe that stays moist and doesn’t skimp on the frosting. Perfect as a surprise treat for your spouse or a weekend baking project with the grandkids. Take a sneak peek at our calorie-saving ingredients!
A lighter cupcake recipe that stays moist and doesn’t skimp on the frosting

OUR SOLUTION HAS:

38% few calories
65% less sat fat
47% less sugar
than a standard recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

WORK TIME: 15 MINUTES / TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES / SERVINGS: 8

OUR CUPCAKES ARE RICH AND MOIST–WITHOUT ANY BUTTER. A BIG SWIRL OF CREAMY VANILLA FROSTING TASTES HEAVENLY YET SAVES ON CALORIES AND SAT FAT, COMPARED WITH TYPICAL BUTTERCREAM.

Recipe

1 1/4 c all-purpose flour

3/4 c granulated sugar

1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 c water

1/2 c fat-free plain yogurt

1/4 c vegetable oil

1/4 c unsweetened applesauce

1 egg white

1/2 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 c + 2 tbsp heavy cream

2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)

1/4 c confectioners’ sugar

2-3 drops red food coloring (optional)

1. HEAT oven to 350°F. line 8 cups of a standard muffin tin or spray with oil.

2. MIX flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in bowl with fork.

3. COMBINE water, yogurt, oil, applesauce, egg white, coffee, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract in large bowl. beat with electric mixer until combined and smooth. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until smooth.

4. FILL muffin cups with batter. bake until wooden pick inserted in center of each cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. cool completely.

5. BEAT cream, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in bowl with electric mixer until thick and stiff. Stir in food coloring, if using. Spread about 2 tablespoons on top of each cupcake. if not serving immediately, store cupcakes in refrigerator.

NUTRITION (per serving) 326 cal, 5 g pro, 42 g carb, 2 g fiber, 16.5 g fat, 6.5 g sat fat, 251 mg sodium.

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