Money Saving Deals

Money Saving Deals

 

Saving Money Deals

Saving money deals that put money in your piggy bank

 

I know this is one of the times of the year that everyone is looking for a deal to save money on your shopping! As Christmas nears us and we are looking for those special gifts or gifts for those hard to buy for people maybe I can help you with a place to find those Money Saving Deals.

Groupon is a free service to join and offers money saving deals that can save you some cash to use in other areas of your life, can give you some good deals on those unique buys whether for a gift or just because.  Groupon is a Deal-of-the-Day service, every 24 hours, Groupon post deals for restaurants, stores or services in multiple cities in the USA and Canada.

Groupon will send an email announcing to it’s subscribers the deal-of-the-day in their metro area.  The deals offered are generally 50% discounts and if you like any of the deals offered then you purchase an electronic coupon to use at which ever merchandiser you purchased it for.  How do you pay?  Groupon accepts credit cards and paypal.

Always be sure to read any Fine Print, there may be exceptions to a purchase, there may also be some restrictions in redeeming.  For example:  I myself purchased some restaurant coupons online from another company and I didn’t read all the details.  I now have 3 coupons that I might not ever use.  Good news they don’t expire.  So make sure you are aware of what you are purchasing!!

I hope you find Groupon to be useful for money saving deals!  And if you want to sign up just go to this link: https://www.groupon.com/visitor_referral/h/31f6d58f-1ad2-4378-a8e3-305a060cb521

Why not sign up now?  Do you like to save money and have extra cash?  What do you think of this deal?  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me!!

 

Money Saving Deals

Cash from Money Saving Deals

 

Credit Card Blunders:  http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/banking-credit/articles/2016-11-22/6-credit-card-blunders-to-avoid-this-holiday-season?int=personalfinance-rec

Hot 2016 Black Friday Doorbusters:  http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/articles/2016-11-21/the-hottest-black-friday-doorbusters-of-2016?int=personalfinance-rec

 

 




Heart of Thanksgiving

 

Heart of Thanksgiving

 

Psalm 107:1

Heart of Thanksgiving Psalm 107:1

 

A Heart of Thanksgiving should be part of our character continually, just like David had a heart after God we should also have a heart that demonstrates our thankfulness of what Christ did on the cross for each of us.

As I think of a spirit of thankfulness it brings to mind the 10 lepers and how only 1 of the 10 returned to thank Christ for healing them, so only 1 had the spirit of thankfulness.  Even though all 10 lepers were healed for the same disease there were 9 that didn’t have a thankful prospective.  How many times should we be thankful and we don’t have a thankful spirit. We shouldn’t be like those other 9 lepers but we should be as the following verse speaks of. 

I Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

It isn’t easy giving thanks in every thing, it doesn’t say just in the good things but in every thing, even those not so good things, those trials that feel like our hearts are being ripped out of us, those times when we don’t think the bad is ever going to end, but those are the times when we can take hold of Isaiah 41:10Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

As it says in Psalms 106:1 to give thanks to the Lord and that his mercy endureth for ever.  How sweet it is to be thankful for such a wonderful promise, to know that the Lord is merciful and that it endureth forever.  

I wasn’t raised in a home where God was not the center of our family’s life and so I went into adulthood not being focused on following anything godly and I took some steps in my life that lead me down a path of some hard times, but when I was 24, I accepted the Lord as my personal savior.  That didn’t just automatically give me a wonderful, rose garden life, but as years have went by I have learned how to trust the Lord, how to be thankful for his mercy in my life and even for all the hard time experiences and what I have learned from them and how I can use them to help others.

Ephesians 5:20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

 

Heart of Thanksgiving

Heart of Thanksgiving

 

I want to wish each and everyone of you a Very Blessed Thanksgiving!!!

 

 

 




Nothing Like Homemade Pie

Nothing Like Homemade Pie

 

Nothing Like Homemade Pie

Nothing Like Homemade Pie

 

Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed homemade pies for Thanksgiving, there is Nothing Like Homemade Pie!!!

For some reason I remember one particular Thanksgiving, I was a young girl and it was November 24th, my third brother’s birthday. I don’t recall how old he was but it seemed like it was a big deal because it was a special day!!  

I recall my Mom baking and getting the turkey ready, she always made such great meals, it didn’t matter if it was for a special holiday or just a normal supper meal. We always had meat, potatoes, vegetable, salad and of course a dessert. One of the salads she made that I really liked the most was just a simple half peach on a leaf of lettuce and a scoop of cottage cheese in the middle of the peach!  

 

This morning I woke up at 5:30 am and I knew I had 3 pies to make today so I figured it was a good time to get up and get those pies done.  I had a dilemma, pie crust, the last couple of times I had made pie crust it just fell apart when I went to put it in the pie plate, I just really couldn’t figure out why, I have always made wonderful pie crust and now I just couldn’t get my old faithful crust to turn out. So I started searching online for pie crust recipes and decided to try a couple of new ones.

I always made my pie crust from a certain brand of shortening but as of late, like I said the pie crust just fell apart, so the first crust I made was from butter & cream cheese, which you had to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  The next crust I made did use shortening, which I did use that brand, but it had a couple of other ingredients that I hadn’t used before.  The butter & cream cheese crust rolled out fine and didn’t fall apart but the next crust just crumbled, I had to do a lot of patching to make it work, hopefully it taste alright. 

I made my own pumpkin pie filling from a pumpkin I grew in my garden, so for sure nothing like homemade pie.

 

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I also made 2 Apple Pies, no I don’t have my own apple orchard, wish I did!!  But remember how I introduced the Apple, Peeler, Corer?  Well, it worked great here for peeling and coring those 18 cups of apples I needed for the 2 pies, click on the link below and pick yourself up a Apple, Peeler, Corer!!

 

Apple Pie

Apple Pie with regular crust

Apple Pie/Cream Cheese Crust

Apple Pie w/Cream Cheese Crust

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

So instead of giving advice this time, I am asking what is the problem, is the brand of shortening I have used for 47+ years just not up to standard or could it be the water softener salt in my water???

 

Cream Cheese Pie Crust:  http://natashaskitchen.com/2013/08/30/flaky-cream-cheese-pie-crust-recipe/

Pumpkin Pie Puree:  http://www.pickyourown.org/pumpkinpiejackolantern.php

 

 




The Great Massive Tree

 

The Great Massive Tree

 

 

The Great Massive Tree

The Great Massive Tree

 

The Great Massive Tree picture made me think about how long this great massive tree has been standing and how rooted it is into the ground or it wouldn’t remain standing. When I was a kid we had a great massive pine tree in our yard and even though the winds would blow so very strong that tree stood firm.

Brought to mind about where our life’s are rooted.  Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Makes me think of when I am planting my garden and how important it is to make sure the roots of the seedling are placed properly in the soil, or even how you plant your seeds so they grow that when they sprout they will produce properly.  If you plant your onion sets upside down what are the chances they will take root and produce the fruit you are hoping for.  

Just like in our own life where do we get our direction and where are our life’s rooted?  When we make our root in the Word of God we will have a firm foundation just like The Great Massive Tree.  

In Luke 6:47-49 Jesus tells the parable of the wise man building his house on a firm foundation and when it rained and rained the house stood firm, but the foolish man built his house on the sand and when the rains came the house did not stand, it was washed away.  We can choose to be like either the wise man or the foolish man, we can have a firm foundation on the Lord or deny the Lord and not follow after him as he desires for us.  

Stay rooted and grounded in the Word of God, let the Lord Jesus Christ be your firm foundation!   Isaiah 28:16Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

 




Pecan Topped Honey Brownies

“Pecan Topped Honey Brownies

Pecan Topped Honey Brownies

Pecan Topped Honey Brownies

 

 

I came across this Honey Brownie recipe in a cookbook from the hospital I worked at back in the mid 1980’s and to make it even more delectable I added a pecan topping that I also found in the same cookbook, so then producing my own Pecan Topped Honey Brownies.  

I love chocolate, I was definitely born with a sweet tooth, well in my case I think a whole mouth full of them. If you are looking for a brownie that is low in calories or low carb, I am sorry but the Pecan Topped Honey Brownie will not fill that bill, just the opposite.  This brownie is so moist and delicious, I just want to say yum yum yum!  In fact I made these brownies for our Thanksgiving Meal at church but when they had cooled I just had to taste them, I took one bite and I just said, “oh, this is so good, just so good!”  

Many times people add honey in place of sugar but this recipe has both, the honey adds moistness and a special sweet taste. Really there is nothing like homemade brownies and a nice cold glass of milk, so let’s get into the making of the Pecan Topped Honey Brownie.

There is nothing hard about making these brownies, just mix the ingredients together, bake and enjoy!!

Start by creaming your sugar and butter together in a small bowl, add in honey and vanilla, then add eggs one at a time. Combine the dry ingredients and then gradually add to the creamed mixture and wahlah you have your brownies ready for the topping.  

 

Creamed Mixture

Creamed Mixture

Dry Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Honey Brownie Mixture

Honey Brownie Mixture

 

 

 

 

 

Melt butter with brown sugar, bring to a boil and boil for 1/2 minute, pour over brownies that have been topped with pecan pieces, bake in a 350 degree oven, when done top with chocolate chips.

 

Butter & Brown Sugar

Butter & Brown Sugar

Pour over Brownies

Topping over pecans

Topped with Chocolate Chips

Topped with Chocolate Chips

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recipe is for a 9″ pan, but I doubled the recipe for a 9 X 13″ pan and worked out great, I did not add the walnuts that are part of the recipe because I had the pecans on top.  I baked them for 25 minutes but just make sure to check them by checking with a toothpick.  I know you find these brownies delicious.

 

 

Pecan Topped Honey Brownies
Serves 16
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Total Time
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 Cup Butter or Margarine
  2. 3/4 Cup Sugar
  3. 1/3 Cup Honey
  4. 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. 1/2 Cup Flour
  7. 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  9. 1 Cup Nuts, chopped
Topping
  1. 1 1/2 Cups Pecans Pieces
  2. 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  3. 2/3 Cup Butter
  4. 6 oz. Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Grease one 9 inch pan. Cream butter and sugar in small mixer bowl. Blend in honey and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each addition. combine flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts (I didn't add nuts here, I used pecans for topping). Put into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until Brownies begin to pull away from edge of pan. Cool in pan. Makes 16 Brownies.
  2. Note: Make sure to put pecans, brown sugar & butter mixture on before baking.
  3. Topping: Sprinkle nuts on top of batter (I used pecans). Heat brown sugar and butter to boiling and boil 1/2 minute, pour over pecans. After done baking sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
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Top That Cash

Top That Cash

Top That Cash

Top That Cash

 

Oh boy, do I have a deal for you, want to save on gift buying or just want to save, then Top That Cash!!!  I just happen to come across this deal through an email I received on one of my many other money saving sites I receive offers from, it was get the movie “Finding Dory,” free, who doesn’t like to get things free??  So follow along to find out how to Top That Cash!!

 

I have multiple sites of programs offering deals on savings and I received the deal to get the movie, “Finding Dory,” free by ordering it through this company called “TopCashBack.”  The way it worked was to sign up with “TopCashBack” order the movie “Finding Dory,” through Walmart using their “Deal Code” and then after the movie has been ordered paid for you will receive the cost of the movie back in one of their forms of payment.  The great thing is I can today report I have now received the option of payment of that money for the movie.  Not only am I getting the movie free but I am getting $21.95 back in cash where as I paid out $21.06 for the movie.  

I hope that all made sense to you, I want to encourage you to sign up at TopCashBack and enjoy the offers that they have on their site. So please sign up through this link: https://www.topcashback.com/ref/gramme

I can’t assure you that the free “Finding Dory” movie deal is still available because when I go in to check on it at TopCashBack it gives me a message stating; (Sorry, this is a restricted offer. Unfortunately you’re not eligible for this deal.) So hopefully it will be available to you, but if not there are plenty of other options of money saving deals to choose from.  

Please don’t forget to sign up using this https://www.topcashback.com/ref/gramme

 




Tips for the Turkey Meal

Tips for the Turkey Meal

 

Roasted Turkey

Tips for the turkey meal, roasted turkey

 

Having Turkey for the Thanksgiving Meal is something I surely look forward to.  I have some tips for the turkey meal, for thawing, cooking and stuffing your bird. There are 3 methods to thaw your turkey, so read on.

Refrigerator Thawing:

  • When thawing the turkey in the refrigerator you will have to allow 24 hours for each 5 pound in a refrigerator at 40 degrees or lower.
  • Make sure to put the turkey in some type of container to keep juices from dripping all over.
  • Once completely thawed, cook within 1 to 2 days.

Thawing Times for Whole Turkey:

 4 to 12 pounds – 1 to 3 days

 12 to 16 pounds – 3 to 4 days

 16 to 20 pounds – 4 to 5 days  

  20 to 24 pounds – 5 to 6 days.

 

Cold Water Thawing:

  • Make sure the turkey is in it’s sealed wrap or a leak-proof plastic bag.
  • Place the turkey breast down in the cold water and totally covered.
  • Change the cold water every 30 minutes.
  • Cook immediately after thawing.
  • Allow 30 minutes per pound.

 

 8 to 12 pounds – 4 to 6 hours

 12 to 16 pounds – 6 to 8 hours  

 16 to 20 pounds – 8 to 10 hours  

 20 to 24 pounds – 10 to 12 hours

 

Microwave Thawing

  • Follow your microwave’s instruction book.
  • A turkey thawed in the microwave must be cooked immediately.

Roasting the Turkey

  • Roast your turkey at an oven temperature of 325 degrees.
  • Place the turkey on a rack in a shallow roasting pan breast side up.
  • If stuffing the turkey, fill the cavity just before cooking and fill it loosely.
  • To check the temperature of the turkey, using a food thermometer insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the inner thigh without touching the bone. And check the temperature of the breast by inserting the thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. The thermometer should be reading 165 degrees.
  • Let the turkey stand for 20 minutes after cooking, it will carve more easily.

Cooking Time Table:

 Weight              Unstuffed                   Stuffed

8 to 12             2 3/4 – 3 hrs.             3 – 3 1/2 hrs.

12 to 14           3 – 3 3/4 hrs.             3 1/2 – 4 hrs.

14 to 18           3 3/4 – 4 1/4 hrs.       4 – 4 1/4 hrs.

18 to 20           4 1/4 – 4 1/2 hrs.       4 1/4 – 4 3/4 hrs.

20 to 24           4 1/2 – 5 hrs.             4 3/4 – 5 1/4 hrs.

 

Bowl of Stuffing

Holiday stuffing

 

Stuffing the Turkey

  • Stuff the turkey loosely, 3/4 Cup stuffing per pound of turkey.
  • The Stuffing should be moist, since heat destroys bacteria more rapidly in a wet environment.
  • Place stuffed turkey immediately in an over set at 325 degrees.
  • The center of the stuffing must reach a temperature of 165 degrees.

Stuffing Recipes:

Old Fashioned Stuffing:  https://palatablepastime.com/2013/11/03/old-fashioned-bread-and-celery-dressing-or-stuffing/                                                                   

Apple Stuffing:  http://diethood.com/easy-apple-stuffing-recipe/         

 

 

 

 

 




King Style Scalloped Corn

King Style Scalloped Corn

 

King Style Scalloped Corn

Baked King Style Scalloped Corn

 

Today I will share a recipe for King Style Scalloped Corn along with some tidbits about preparing the turkey and roasting the turkey.

I can smell the turkey roasting in the oven, the aroma is so delightful!! Remember a couple of weeks back I did a post on cooking your turkey ahead of time, that is what I am doing today.  No it isn’t for Thanksgiving Day, let me explain, at our church where my husband is the pastor we have a annual Thanksgiving Day Meal after the morning service and members of the church invite friends and family to join us for a full out Thanksgiving Meal, so today I am cooking up one of the turkeys which will go in a roaster and be served up tomorrow!  So if you are in the area please join us for Sunday Morning Service and stay for Thanksgiving Dinner!

Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey

 

The King Style Scalloped Corn recipe is from a church cookbook from Southern Wisconsin, the man that entered this recipe was also a pastor himself.  It is an easy recipe, mix in one bowl method.  I remember as a kid my mom making scalloped corn and as I was crushing the crackers with my mom’s rolling pin it made me reminisce of her making a recipe very similar.  

King Style Scalloped Corn Ingredients

Ingredients for King Style Scalloped Corn

Crushing Crackers

Crushing Crackers with Mom’s Rolling Pin

King Style Scalloped Corn Mix

King Style Scalloped Corn all mixed together

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is ready for the oven, I actually doubled this recipe, it was suppose to go in an 8 X 8″ pan but I wanted a little more than that, make sure to butter your pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.

 

Oven Ready

Oven Ready King Style Scalloped Corn

 

 

King Style Scalloped Corn
Serves 6
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (16-oz) Can Cream-Style Corn
  2. 1 Cup Crushed Cracker Crumbs
  3. 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
  4. 1/4 Cup Chopped Onion
  5. 2/3 Cup Shredded Cheese
  6. 1 tsp. Salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. Paprika
  8. 1 Cup Milk
  9. 2 Eggs, beaten
  10. 2 Tablespoons Margarine, melted (I used butter)
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients. Pour into one 1/2 quart greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-50 minutes.
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Top Turkey Tips:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/articles/top-turkey-tips.html

Roasting the Turkey: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-a-turkey-the-simplest-easiest-method-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-160905

 




Good Patriotic Read

Good Patriotic Read

 

 

Medal of Honor

Good Patriotic Read
Medal of Honor

 

In light of it being Veteran’s Day tomorrow, I thought sharing a couple of good patriotic reads would be appropriate.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book that I am going to share with you.

The Good Patriotic Read book is “Medal of Honor,” profiles of America’s Military Heroes, from the Civil War to 2002.  140 years of American Courage so that we as American Citizens can have the freedoms we have.  Men and women from all nationalities have fought and gave their life’s for all that we have as an American!  Those that served in our military did it for everyone they fought along side men and women from every aspect of life, they were brothers during those times of battle, sacrificing for one another as well as for each of us.

 

Of course I have a personal love for a special Veteran, my husband Ray who served in Viet Nam from September 1970 to July 1971.  I appreciate so much the sacrifice he made to serve in the military.  My husband has shared many of his experiences of serving along side other servicemen and how important it was to be able to count on each other while in battle.  My husband’s father served with General Patton during World War II in Europe and my father served in the army during World War II in Okinawa.

 

Ray/Good Patriotic Read

Ray In The Army

Fathers/Good Patriotic Read

My Dad & Father-In-Law

 

 

 

 

 

Any of us who have never served in the military during a war or conflict will never totally understand what each of these soldiers went through, so we need to make sure to Thank them whenever possible and Veterans Day is a great time to take advantage of the opportunity.

 

Medal of Honor is a book that portrays eleven recipients of the Medal of Honor, from each branch of the military, and examines what drove them to go so far above and beyond the call of duty.  This book includes stories of Leopold Karpeles, a Union color-bearer during the horrifically Civil War Battle; Vernon Baker, who single-handedly destroyed three German machine-gun nest during World War II, and Thomas Kelley, who, during a battle in Viet Nam continued to protect a disable troop transport even after being wounded a head wound. It also includes an account of a woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

 

This is a good patriotic read that I hope you enjoy reading, I know it will enlighten you on what it was like for these soldiers to serve and protect.  

 

Medal of Honor by Allen Mikaelian:  https://www.amazon.com/Medal-Honor-Profiles-Americas-Military/dp/B0001O3534/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478875109&sr=8-1&keywords=Medal+of+Honor+by+Allen+Mikaelian

Congressional Medal of Honor Society:  http://www.cmohs.org/




Honey Carrot Cupcakes

Honey Carrot Cupcakes

 

Honey Carrot Cupcakes

Honey Carrot Cupcakes

 

 

I found a recipe for Carrot Cake in a church recipe book, but I wanted cupcakes.  I decided to revise it and add some of my own ingredients, we now have Honey Carrot Cupcakes made with carrots from my garden.  The honey I used in my Honey Carrot Cupcakes actually came from a friend that raises bees down in the Northern part of Missouri.  

Church Cookbook

Church Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started by washing and hand grating my carrots, now I am wondering if a person can freeze grated carrots for future recipes, a good topic to check into.  Then it is on to adding the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, mix dry ingredients and then make a well into those ingredients for the next set of ingredients.

 

 

Grated Carrots

1 Cup Grated Carrots

Dry Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Well in Dry Ingredients

Well in Dry Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then add your oil, eggs and vanilla and mix well. This is when I added my tablespoon of honey. Stir in carrots and you are now ready for the prepared cupcake pans.  I did add chopped up pecans and some raisins, just for something extra.  

Wet Ingredients Added

Wet Ingredients

Pecans, Raisins & Honey

Pecans, Raisins & Honey

 

 

 

 

 

 

The smell of these Honey Carrot Cupcakes baking is just so very delightful, gives this warm November in Northern Wisconsin more of a fall feel.  My friends down in the southern warm states it has been in the 60’s here all week, doesn’t even seem like winter is fast approaching.  Even the plants are a little confused, yesterday I notice my Hollyhocks are starting to grow again and I noticed along another house in town that their pumpkin plants are growing.

 

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

Baked Honey Carrot Cupcakes

Baked Honey Carrot Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay back to the recipe at hand.  I topped my cupcakes with a nice swirl of Cream Cheese Frosting!  I am taking this cupcakes to my church Ladies Mission Circle Meeting that we have tonight, I am confident they will truly enjoy them.  And let me tell you these cupcakes turned out so moist and were absolutely delicious, the ladies loved them.

 

Honey Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 12
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Prep Time
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Total Time
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
46 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Sugar
  2. 1 Cup Flour
  3. 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  6. 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  7. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  8. 1 1/2 Cups Carrots (shredded)
  9. 2 Eggs
  10. Optional: 1/4 Cup Pecans (chopped), 1/4 Cup Raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 3/4 Cup Butter (softened)
  2. 1 1/2 Cup Powder Sugar
  3. 6 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
  4. 1 teaspoon Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add oil, eggs, vanilla & honey, mix up well. Stir in carrots and optional pecans & raisins. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 16 minutes, check by poking toothpick in center of cupcake until it comes out clean. While the cupcakes are cooling you can mix up your frosting. Put all the ingredients together and beat until smooth.
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