Cooking and baking with good friends (Part 2)

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Here is part two of our dinner and baking day!

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After we finished the Creme puffs, Lindsey and Rudy made pesto pasta for dinner while I made Paula Deen’s Red Velvet cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting .

Lindsey and I make pesto together often, we LOVE pesto. On this day i had gotten a ton of fresh dill from my CSA box so she made a dill, spinach, basil, goat cheese pesto.

I don’t have step by step photos of the pesto just the final (super yummy) product.

Here’s what’s in it-

Basil (from my garden)
Spinach
Dill
Pine nuts
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Sea salt
Lemon juice

After it was made in the food processor, she heated it on the stove with-
Goat cheese
Feta
Heavy cream

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Now onto the Red Velvet Cupcakes

1- Cream together the butter and sugar

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2- Add eggs, then vanilla

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3- Add red food coloring

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4- Add Buttermilk
( I made it with milk and vinegar since I still don’t have buttermilk, but this time I used a vinegar with honey in it)

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5- Add flour and cocoa

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6- Add baking soda / vinegar mixture (not pictured, oops!)

7- Scoop into pan

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8- Bake, cool, and frost!

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Enjoy! What did you bake this week? I would love to hear what you made this week and see your blog posts about it!

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