Monday, July 23, 2012

BlueBerry Cupcakes and my K-Cup obsession

Few things feel as quintessentially Summer as blueberries. When they are in season nothing beats a plump, delicious and juicy handful of them! We buy the absolute biggest container of them and it is usually gone within 2 or 3 days.  

There are tons and tons of recipes, ideas and drinks that feature blueberries so I thought it would be fun to dub this week my unofficial Blueberry Week.

I am not much of cook or baker so instead of detailing recipes, let's dedicate this week to simply enjoying the visual deliciousness of blueberries. I do have a couple easy ideas to share, but this is far from a cooking blog so bear with me! 

To indulge our sweet tooths this week Wren and I added a summer twist to our favorite snack: Cupcakes!
We made a batch of boxed white cake cupcakes, but before throwing them in the oven we added a spoonful of blueberry pie filling to the top of each cupcake. Bake normally and when they're done you have extra decadent blueberry cupcakes! Instead of icing we like to top ours with a cool dollop of whipped cream.


We love that they look and feel like mini upside down cakes!

She enjoys hers with a cool glass of milk, but I like to pair it with my new K-cups. We've probably saved hundreds of dollars in the last 7 months since the Keurig joined our family. I have honestly gone down from 2-3 Starbucks runs a week to maybe 3 since Christmas! I like to try new K-cups and mix it up with a spoonful of my favorite hot chocolate. Homemade Cafe Mocha is responsible for getting my engine roaring every morning. 

Now I just need to track down a blueberry flavored K-cup to coordinate with our theme this week!

Have you tried any new and tasty K-cups?? I am always looking for recommendations!


Melissa Stapleton said...

Green Mountain Coffee Wild Mountain Blueberry K-cups are my fav!

Anonymous said...

We are big blueberry fans here too, and those cupcakes look so yummy!

SarahB said...

Ditto! Green Mountain Blueberry is fab. So is Dunkin Donuts blueberry coffee! They smell so great brewing, too!

SarahB said...

Ditto. The Green Mountain Blueberry Kcups are fab! (I think Dunkin Donuts has blueberry too.) The Gloria Jean's Mudslide Kcups are really great, too!

Leslie G said...

I just picked up some chocolate raspberry truffle K-cups (by Van Houtte) and they are so decadent and yummy. One of my summer favorites is the donut shop coconut coffee- seriously a Hawaii vacation in a cup!

lindsay said...

those look amazing and i LOVE your current coffee choices! i never thought of mixing chocolate mix in my coffee...delish! i currently am drinking my coconut-mocha from the doughnut shop with my coconut creamer. perfect for summer :) now i need to make me these blueberry cupcakes with some blueberry coffee!!!

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Ashley said...

Well, I came here to comment about Green Mountain's wild mountain blueberry coffee, but clearly, the secret is out! It's really good, and I generally don't like flavored coffee. :) It smells just like a blueberry muffin!

Erin said...

I agree 110% about blueberries and summer, Holly. Great post! i posted today about a blueberry and lemon angel food cake that wynn and I came up with and it's easy and delicious-even for the nonbaker :)


Hillary Warlick said...

I totally make the coffee+hot chocolate combo. I have dubbed it my "poor-man's mocha" since daily Starbucks runs are sadly not in our budget.

Rebecca Melton said...

Try Coconut Mocha made by the Donut Shop I believe.

lori said...

We have a blueberry farm a few miles from us and you can pick a gallon for $10! It doesn't feel like summer unless we pick our gallon of blueberries.

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