At least it pretty much is here in Michigan. I know my southerners are still basking in that warm summer-ish sun. Kiddo went back to school on the Tuesday 8th. Everyone is falling into a new routine. Things can slow down a little bit this weekend because football preseason is over and Sunday the 13th is the first Detroit Lions football game and they’re in San Diego. I believe the first home game is on the 27th against Denver.
Fall is around the corner which means football season is getting closer and closer to being in full swing. This time of year makes me extremely homesick. The summers in Oklahoma aren’t only long, but have extreme heat warnings until October. That could explain my love for Fall and October; things finally start to cool off. I love Fall here in Michigan. The leaves are crisp. There is a chill in the air. The apples have fallen from their trees and cider is being created in the mills. [Read more…]
Today’s post comes to you from Nicole Ramage over at I Heart Food. I’ve *known* Nicole for a couple of years now, having met on a work from home / freelance writing forum and she makes some pretty amazing treats. When I told her it was chocolate week here at YUM and would she like to do a guest post I had no idea she would send over something so special it would knock me out of my office chair….. Guinness… I mean..helllooooo..remember my trip to “The Waltzing Weasel?” Yeah, I am a Guinness girl (It’s the Irish in me). So I am totally thrilled to bring you ‘Beer Run’ Guinness cupcakes.
While Guinness Cupcakes may not be ‘traditional’ in the old fashioned Irish recipes, Guinness is very much a tradition and a staple in Irish cooking / drinking. So, I’ve included this recipe in my ‘Traditional Irish” category. I also feel these would make a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration! YUM!