Trip Video

Yesterday we both tried to relax after our wonderful trip and get back to stasis.  Our bodies are so confused about when to be hungry and tired (is lunch at 7am now?!).  We really did have a fantastic time (despite some manic moments stuck on the wrong side of the road…literally).  Thank you so much R&P for taking us all the way across the Atlantic!  I am so looking forward to having you as my family.

I can promise you within the next week I will annoy you with thousands of pictures, but for right now here is a quick video I put together yesterday!

xo-j

egg cupcakes

Last night jay had a basketball game, and when I am home alone….I go crazy after a while.  I can’t stand having idle hands!  I decided to try and make Easter cupcakes in eggshells.  They turned out great and I thought I would share the how to!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

12 large eggs (you will empty them out, and if your cupcake recipe calls for eggs you can use the inside of the ones you empty)
Corkscrew
Foil
Plastic Bag
Cupcake mix or recipe of your choosing (you can fill these with any cupcake batter)

1. Wash your eggs!

2. Take the corkscrew and make a pin-sized hole in the bottom of the egg.  Then slowly make the hole larger so that it is around the size of a dime.  Don’t be afraid to press hard into the egg!

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2.  Empty the contents of the egg into a bowl using the corkscrew to ease it out.  When you are done rinse the eggs well inside and out, then put in a saltwater bath for 30 minutes (make sure to let the saltwater get into the egg so it sinks) IMG_6774 IMG_6775 IMG_6778

4. Make your cupcake batter while the eggs are soaking (any batter you love).

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5. Once the eggs have soaked, rinse them again well in the sink (inside and out), and place on a paper towel hole side down

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6. Pour the batter into a plastic bag and cut a small hole in the tip of the bag…this will be your egg filler!

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7. Fill those eggs up and place them in a cupcake tray.  I used some foil to hold them upright and into place…

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7. Bake and don’t worry that the cupcake is pouring out!

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8. Cut off the excess cupcake and clean the outside of the egg with a damp paper towel

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9. Crack shell & top with frosting if you like! You did it!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!

xo-j