FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flashback and Foodie Friday ...




I'm beginning to love Fridays, I don't think I have missed a "Foodie Friday" hosted by Michael of Designs by Gollum since she started the event. Please stop by her blog and link to all the participants, you would not believe all the great recipes you will see and gorgeous tablescapes. Also, my good blog friend Suzy, from Kitchen Bouquet started an informal "Flashback Friday" which is also fun to perhaps catch a recipe you have seen before and forgot to copy it down..you get another chance to do so!


Easter just being a few days away I was "asked" to please make the delicious
Strawberry and Mascarpone Filled Cupcakes by Giada De Laurentiis.





I made these in February for Valentine's Day and my two sons both gave them very high praise and were their favorites of all the various treats I made that weekend.
They are a perfect flavor and color for Easter and super easy to make. Click on the picture for a close up of that creamy filling! I sprinkled the tops with a little sanding sugar...



For Easter I may use toothpicks and place a "PEEP" on top of the cupcake for a little decoration! The pink and purple PEEPS would look really cute on these light and scrumptious cupcakes!

Mark your calendar for my "Mothers Day Tribute" on Mothers Day Weekend...I've been going through fav family recipes of my Mom and Grandmothers plus finding some old photos of their graduation and wedding photos! It should be loads of fun and the recipes that are handed down generation after generation you know will be the BEST!!

Wishing all of you a very safe and Blessed Easter weekend...

17 comments:

Really Rainey said...

My Grandkids would LOVE those cupcakes!!!

Thanks!
Hoppy Friday!
~Really Rainey~

SusanQ said...

I haven't tried a recipe from Giada that I haven't liked. The marscapone filing sounds wonderful. These do look perfect for Easter!

Mama said...

These are perfect for Easter they look delicious esp with the creamy filling, Happy Foodie Friday and Happy Easter, Kathy.

susan said...

Isn't that Giada the cutest thing?! The cupcakes are so pretty and I'm sure good. Thanks and have a joyous Easter!

imjacobsmom said...

I can see why they were the most requested - they look yummy! Thanks for the heads up on that recipe! Adding the Peep is a cute idea. ~ robyn

Dishesdone said...

Those look great! Giada's recipes work well for me, too! Great idea with the Peeps!

Happy Easter, Barb!

Kathleen said...

Hey, anything for our sons, right?
They look delicious, and creamy..cute with the peeps, I bet!
Happy Easter, dear friend..enjoy!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

My two favorite ingredients...Mascarpone and cupcakes... delicately delicious!

I've been on a blogging break a medical hiatus...so now, I've been enjoying the stroll through posts I've missed. Come for a visit I've got some fun Easter confections.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Cynthia said...

The strawberry and mascarpone filled cupcakes really do sound fabulous. And of course, I remember them from Valentine's Day. I love the idea of Peeps ... how cute that would be.

Great Flashback and Foodie Friday!

Suzy said...

I just adore these. Anything pink is A-OK with me. These were definitely worthy of flashing back too and perfect for Easter! They are just so pretty. I hope you have a very special Easter with your sisters and boys. And I hope the bunny brings you something fun!

Martha said...

The cupcakes look yummy and they would be so cute with a peep on top!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Hi Barb!
Oh yummm! I really need to try these! I love cupcakes!

Here's the link for Justine's post about their new puppy, Strudel. http://justines-cafe.blogspot.com/2009/04/and-they-call-it-puppy-love.html

Her sister Jill, is adopting one of Strudel's half sisters. Her name is Cannoli. I think Jill picked up Cannoli today, but I haven't seen a post yet.

Have a wonderful Easter! ♥ Diane

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I am so in the mood for cupcakes now! Those look delicious!!

Jayne said...

Oh, Barb, those look awesome... bet they taste wonderful! Enjoy your family tomorrow!

Marsha said...

These do look so good! Did you do the purple peep...I bet that was gorgeous.

Great to be back...catching up on blogs.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I can almost taste these - looks wonderful!

Cathy said...

Yum, love those cupcakes.

I'm disappointed I will miss your Mother's Day event. I would love to post a photo of my beautiful mom. I'm returning home from a long trip on May 5 and jet lag usually about kills me.