Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rustic Finds for a Cloudy Day

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Beautiful blues and greys, all handmade finds on Etsy.

vintage rustic wool stool

Vintage rustic wool stool by Vintage Haven

handprinted bird tea towel

Hand-printed bird kitchen tea towel by Pony and Poppy

frosty nature photograph

Frosty nature photograph by Karina

rustic wooden crate

Rustic wooden crate from Haven Vintage

felt hair bows

Stitched felt hair bows by Loft Full of Goodies

circle infinity scarf

Circle infinity scarf from Viola’s Boutique

rurstic kitchen decor vintage flour sifterRustic kitchen decor, vintage flour sifter from TFD on Etsy

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Hummingbird Cupcakes

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Hummingbird cupcakes recipe

For one of our monthly Supper Club sessions, which I look forward to every month, I brought Hummingbird Cupcakes adapted from this delicious Taste of Home cupcake recipe.  The reason I made my own adaptations was because the original recipe calls for an insane amount of sugar. Mine’s just a healthier (and still wonderfully tasty!) version of these delicious cupcakes.
Hummingbird Cupcake RecipeHummingbird cupcakes recipe 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 whole mashed ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup drained canned crushed pineapple
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

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