Try It Tuesday

Ah, Tuesday. My second favorite day behind Friday. Today’s Try It Tuesday is highlighting some some tasty new supermarket finds!

While grocery shopping the other day, I happened upon these nummies:
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As a coffee-lover AND potato chip connoisseur, I was ECSTATIC! Two of my favorite things rolled into one! As soon as I opened the bag, the sweet cappuccino aroma flooded my nostrils and I knew I was going to inhale the entire bag.

One chip, however, totally threw that thought out of my head.

I was hoping for more coffee flavor than potato chip flavor and I didn’t get it. So, these are not my fave. And now I have an almost full bag of cappuccino chips if anyone wants them.

 

 

 

Next up were these treats:

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I love Oreos. When I was pregnant, I probably went through a pack a week of those cream-filled cookies! And I love that Oreo is trying so many new flavors (however I’d skip the watermelon AND the fruit punch ones; trust me). I was a teensy bit hesitant to try these because I don’t really like imitation root beer flavored things, like those little root beer barrel candies? Yeah, gross. But, Huff the Hubs LURVES root beer, so I bought them thinking he might like them too.

The taste was subtle enough to be absolutely delicious! It wasn’t  overpowering and the fact that it is root beer float (i.e., there’s still vanilla cream in the middle) made it perfect! These are probably in my top three favorite limited edition flavored Oreos!

 

 

 

Have you tried any of these? What did you think?

Try It Tuesday

Today has been CRA-ZAAAAY!

Its like I woke up this morning and thought: Hmm, let’s just completely forget to do everything today and waste time on things that don’t matter. But, thankfully, that hasn’t kept me from trying out a new and tasty recipe for you!

I was at the grocery store the other day (even though I go to the grocery store after I get paid, I somehow find myself there at least 3 times throughout the week) and found this:

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Oh yes, root beer cookies. I LOVE root beer! Its probably my favorite drink after water. I’ve even made root beer cupcakes! And they were yummy! So I thought I’d give these a whirl!

It was such a simple process too! All I needed was the mix, butter, oil, and an egg!

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I mixed the mix and the ingredients. The package said that the dough made like, 2-3 dozen cookies, so after I mixed it up and saw how much dough there was, I was worried it wouldn’t make that many:

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I was pleasantly surprised when I scooped out the cookies and dropped them on the baking sheet:

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Sorry its a little blurry; I was shaking because I was so hungry!

Anyway, about 12 minutes later, I had these yummy delights:

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They were really tasty! The root beer taste wasn’t overpowering and the white chocolate chips made it taste like an actual root beer float! Best part? Huff the Hubs could eat a TON because there wasn’t any chocolate in them! (Which was good for me because I didn’t get the chance to eat them all–ha!)

 

Try It Tuesday

I. LOVE. ROOT. BEER.

 

Throughout my first trimester (and a lot of my second) I craved root beer. Especially Diet A&W. So when I saw these, I HAD to try them:

Root beer AND cupcakes?! I'm in heaven.

Root beer AND cupcakes?! I’m in heaven.

 

The cupcakes themselves weren’t too tough to make. All I needed was this:

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These are a few of my favorite thiiiiings…

That’s right; all you need is a can of diet root beer and a box of cake mix! Technically, I was supposed to white cake mix. But Wal-Mart was all out. So I used a yellow mix instead.

 

Preheat your oven to 350*. Then, all you have to do is pour the soda into a bowl with the cake mix and stir. When it’s all stirred up, pour it into your muffin tin and bake for about 19-20 minutes. The batter should look like this:

And! I could eat this batter because there were no raw eggs. Life is good.

And! I could eat this batter because there were no raw eggs. Life is good.

 

When they’re done, let them cool. While they’re cooling, set to work on the frosting.

 

For the frosting, here’s what you need:

Tricks of the trade.

Tricks of the trade.

 

The measurements are:

~1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

~1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Root Beer Concentrate

~1 box (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar, sifted

~1/4 cup milk

This makes 2 cups. I cut it in half because I didn’t think we needed 2 cups for all the cupcakes and I was right!

The frosting was pretty easy to make. Here’s what you do:

~Beat the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Then add the root beer concentrate and mix well.

~Add the confectioners’ sugar, little by little, mixing well after each time you add.

~Then, add the milk and mix until light and fluffy. If the frosting looks a little too thick, add some more milk.

 

After the cupcakes cooled, I frosted them and placed a little root beer barrel candy on top, just for flair. OMG, you guys. They were so freaking good! I highly recommend these. Especially with a side of vanilla ice cream!

Next time, though, I don’t think I’ll add butter to the frosting. I’ve made frosting without it before and honestly, I can’t tell a difference. I’m just not a fan of the way it looked. You can see in the picture above that the butter looked like it had separated from the other ingredients (i.e., leaving those dark spots). Other than that, these were FAB!