Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cook: Fancy BLT's with Roast Tomato Basil Soup and Kale Date Almond Salad

Last night's dinner was delicious! We enjoyed fancy BLT's made with Trader Joe's Sprouted Sourdough bread, Maple bacon (from Costco), Cheddar, Avocado, Romaine Lettuce and Tomato with a small smear of Mayonnaise.  As a busy mom of two boys, I made the salad and soup ahead of time during my toddler's nap. Here are the recipes for Tomato Soup and the Kale Salad. We enjoyed these Chocolate Cupcakes for dessert :)

Bake: (Best Ever) Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla/ Chocolate Frosting

Who loves cupcakes? Everybody I know, including my family :) There is something magical about a little cupcake's ability to make people happy and brighten the day.
I've been meaning to try out a recipe for chocolate cake/ cupcakes for a while now.  I decided not to wait for a special occasion like a birthday, because every day is worth celebrating with my cutie pies! Besides, our family does not restrict or limit foods. Rather, we aim for eating foods in moderation and in a balanced way. 

This recipe advertises itself as the ''best chocolate cake ever", and I have to say - it was very moist and delicious. It very well could be the best chocolate cupcakes our family has eaten (and I have tasted my share of cupcakes)! I followed the Add a Pinch cupcake recipe exactly, but modified the frosting.