I think I’m losing my zest.
It all started when the garbage disposal went out.
Then, the transmission in our second car.
Then, the washing machine.
Then, the Korean exchange student.
With all of this stuff going defunct around us, I fear I may be losing my steam, too.
(You know, what if I’ve really lost all of the oot in my toot?)
Are we sitting amidst a streak of bad luck or a good many blessings waiting to be seen?
Shall I read into this as a life-altering ah-ha moment or simply a bout of mortal-life blues?
I don’t know. I’m sort of tired and craving peppered popcorn.
How does one rediscover one’s bounce in step?
Whatever can I do to kick the frump?
All advice welcome, though it will likely remain unread for a few days.
Guess who’s number came up for jury duty tomorrow?
Light, fluffy white cakes with a kiss of lemon. Just the sort of low-fat baked good you’re tastebuds will crave after a holiday full of the heavy, sweet stuff. Made as bite-sized cupcakes, they become, somehow, even more irresistable.
Want to know a secret? A wee kitchen accident made for a tasty surprise. Friend, Tahna, delivered an essential oil concoction of lemon, grapfruit, ginger and peppermint for my pantry. It’s her “Sassy Water” concentrate, and I’ve become quite the fan of her home-blended mixture. When I reached for a dash of lemon essential oils for these cuppies, I accidentally put in a splash of her Doterra Sassy Water blend, and by golly, did it make for some good baking. Wanna give it her zingy flavors try? CLICK HERE to discover her website and see her goods. Looking for a layman’s version of sassycakes, instead? Just add a quick zest of grapefruit & fresh ginger, plus a drop of peppermint extract to the recipe below. Then, say hello to sassy.
3 T. butter
1/2 c. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. honey
1/2 c. organic sugar
3 egg whites
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Juice & zest of 1 lemon
Combine all together in a medium bowl. Spoon into mini cupcake wrappers. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
Lemon Cream-Cheese Frosting
Creamy. Zesty. And so, so simple. Yum.
4 oz. Neufchatel cheese
3 c. powdered sugar
2 t. butter
juice & zest of a lemon
Place all ingredients into a bowl, whip until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cupcakes.
Zest. Love. Cupcakes.