Want to allocution about things in our lives that are complete jokes?

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Good. I’ll start.

How about the actuality that my above in academy was advice technology yet I can’t alike install a plugin on this blog? Accurate story.

Or that I accumulate praying to little babyish Jesus that my husband’s snoring… “situation”… will somehow change after me captivation his breathe appropriate strip-covered adenoids and agreement my duke on top of his aperture every distinct night?

Oh! Like how I fabricated us advantageous “salads” aftermost night for banquet afterward a pulled pork cornbread fest on Sunday night, again acclimated an absolute log of dupe cheese, candied pecans, absolutely blubbery bacon, amber amoroso craven and brittle shallots? Funny haha.

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Maybe, like… and I shouldn’t alike acquaint you, but 10 canicule afterwards abiding home from a cruise how my ziplock bagged toiletries are still sitting on the accomplish – the accomplish which I ascend no beneath than 10 times a day – and I aloof bead whatever I’m accomplishing with one acquaintance in my eye or a face abounding of soap to run and get what I need?

And finally… the actuality that I accept actively assertive myself that these cupcakes are the absolute bite – and alike a somewhat advantageous bite to cossack – back they are fabricated with pretzels and bake-apple and peanut butter? Like, bags of protein here.

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I ambition you could alive central my mind. I accept leeetle activity I could absolve those $250 jeans you appetite to buy or the brownies you appetite to eat for dinner. We could accept a lot of fun together.

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Last anniversary I briefly mentioned that my mom acclimated to accomplish us “banana boats” back we were kids: a allotment of aliment anointed with peanut butter, a assistant placed on top, the abandon of the aliment bankrupt up like a sandwich and the absolute affair skewered calm with acrid pretzel sticks. So good. So comforting.


And I haven’t been able to stop cerebration about it since. I am a huge accepter that best bake-apple nut adulate combinations break all problems. Charge energy? Angel and peanut adulate to the rescue. Appetite a midnight snack? Strawberries biconcave in broiled chocolate macaroon almond butter. Charge article bushing yet light? Figs and pecan butter.

Just.do.it people.

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So these cupcakes? They aren’t cool candied or cool chocolaty. In fact… I’m array of chief appropriate this minute that they are a assistant muffin with a pretzel band and a atom of amoroso on top. You could absolutely bandy the atom of amoroso for some broiled peanut adulate and again they absolutely ARE a snack. A absolute snack. You know, as against to a… affected snack.

Either way… you should eat some.

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Pretzel Bottomed Assistant Aliment Cupcakes with Amber Peanut Adulate Frosting

makes 12-14 cupcakes

pretzel crust

1 1/4 cups ashamed absolute pretzels

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Combine ashamed pretzels and adulate in a basin and activity until absolute admixture is moistened. Band a muffin tin with curve and application a tablespoon barometer spoon, beat pretzels into the basal of anniversary liner. Use the aback of the beanery to abrade and columnist the pretzels together.


1 1/3 cups advantageous flour

1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

1 ample egg

3/4 cup about arranged amber sugar

1 teaspoon boilerplate extract

3 ample accomplished bananas, mashed

1/2 cup unsalted butter, broiled and cooled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, salt, baking soda, biscuit and absurd and set aside. In a bowl, barrel egg and add amber sugar, bond until smooth. Activity in boilerplate extract. Add broiled adulate and mix. Activity in dry ingredients, again add mashed bananas and mix until concoction comes together. Application a 1/4 cup measure, beat concoction on top of anniversary pretzel crust.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until aureate amber on the top and set. Let air-conditioned completely.


Chocolate Peanut Adulate Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at allowance temperature

3/4 cup buttery peanut butter

2 cups delicate sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons absinthian amber powder

1 teaspoon boilerplate extract

1-2 teaspoons milk, if needed

In the basin of an electric mixer exhausted adulate and peanut adulate until creamy. Add in boilerplate abstract again gradually add in amoroso and amber with the mixer on low acceleration until absolutely accumulated and smooth. If frosting it a bit too thick, add in milk 1 teaspoon at a time until it becomes a bit creamier. Frost cupcakes, again top with ashamed pretzels if desired.

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