One of the best things about the Daily Grommet world is the input and interaction we get from all of you! It's especially great when you come back to tell us how the Grommets in your life are doing. That is exactly what Julianne (Juli) Rowland often does, and we love it!
Juli had purchased a teeny cupcake maker and loved it so much that she decided she needed something a little bigger. She found the Babycakes Mini Cupcake Maker on Daily Grommet and it was exactly what she was looking for. She loves it because it's a time saver, and because of the bite-sized proportions it makes. She suggests the Babycakes for anyone who lives in a small space or only has to cook for a couple people (like college students and newly weds). Juli uses hers as much as she can, and has come up with some creative, mouth-watering recipes for it. She shares many of them in the Babycakes comments, and we wanted to share some of them with you!
Chicken (or Turkey!) Pot Pie
What a great way to use that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey. Juli likes this recipe because you get crust with every bite!
1 Pie Crust, Chicken or Turkey, 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup, Potatoes, Peas, Corn
To make the filling, mix the turkey, soup, and vegetables together and add salt and pepper to taste. After rolling out the pie crust, cut out pieces to fit into the wells of the Babycakes. Spoon the filling into the wells, and top with crust. Cook for nine minutes.
One of Juli's favorite things to make in her Babycakes!
1 lb Ground Beef, an Egg, 1/2 cup Salsa, 12 finely ground Saltine Crackers, 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
Leaving the cheese aside, mix everything together in a bowl. Make small round "meatloaf" balls, and place one in each Babycakes well. After cooking for ten minutes, top each meatloaf with cheese, and cook for another two minutes. Juli makes this a meal with peas and mashed potatoes!
Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake (pictured)
The holidays call for parties and lots of finger foods. Juli's family and office friends loved these, and I think your party guests would too!
For the cake crust: 1 package Yellow Cake Mix, 1 Egg, 1 stick butter
Melt the butter, and add it to the cake mix. Add the egg, and mix together. Form small balls (about the size of a large grape) then flatten into the bottom of each well.
For the filling: 1 8oz package of Cream Cheese, 1 15oz can of Pumpkin, 3 Eggs, 1 tsp Vanilla extract, 1 stick butter, 1 16oz bag of Powdered Sugar, 1 tsp Cinnamon and 1 tsp Nutmeg
Melt the butter and mix all ingredients together. Pour the mixture over the crust in each well. Cook for ten minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
If you want to know more about the Mini Cupcake Maker, check out the Babycakes page! And to see more of Juli's recipes (cheesecake, crab rangoons, corndogs and more) stop by the Babycakes comments page.
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Juli! We hope you keep coming back to keep us up-to-date with your newest creations!
Juli and I have a request for you! Do you love your Babycakes as much as she does? Have you made some enticing treats of your own with it? Share them with us!