Have you ever heard of “SMIZING”?
Apparently I just don’t watch enough
of Tyra on Next Top Model because
I just now learned this fun new word
at our family photo shoot the other night.
Oh, how I can’t wait to get that cd of pics
because every sneak peak I saw was
But I knew they would be…
I mean I have a hot hubby
and we made some cute kiddos together:-)
But back to smizing…
it is harder than it sounds.
I mean smiling with your eyes and not your lips???
You definitely feel like a FREAK trying to do this;-)
Because let’s face it…
this is usually something I might try out
while in the safety of my bathroom…
NOT! while someone is snapping pictures of you.
But I gave it a whirl…
I’ll let you know whether the smizing pics
are good or freaky:-)
I definitely was just full out SMILING when I came across
this fun new recipe for homemade butterfingers
on one of my absolute new favorite blogger’s site.
(You have to go check out Kristan at
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen!!!)
She always has fun new treats and hilarious stories
to go with them.
And she used the most amazing OWL mold…
I had to have it!!!!
I am kind of an owl nut and I go crazy for those
doggone cute birds!
Unfortunately the website she provided was sold out…
Figures! Something cute and I can’t buy it:-(
Ebay came to my rescue though.
I found the same one for CHEAPER
than what everyone else paid for it.
So take that cute baking website!
Just don’t take that too personally…
I promise to come back and buy other
cute baking stuff you have:-)
Back to the Butterfingers…
it is just equal amounts of
candy corn and peanut butter.
Melt it together and flatten it out
on a piece of wax paper.
This made way more than what I thought,
so I put it into cupcakes because that is how I roll around here.
1 box vanilla cake mix (don’t judge me, it is just easier that way)
Mix up the cake mix according to the back of the box. Crumble up some (ok, a bunch) of the before mentioned butterfingers and mix it into the batter. Bake at 350* for about 21 minutes. Cool and frost with Peanut Butter/Chocolate Butter Cream. Decorate with your choice of topper.
Since it is near Halloween I went with the “SMIZING” eyes. Coat the candy mold with melted chocolate and let set. Warm up your now hardened butterfinger mixture in the microwave just enough so you can squish it into the mold and top with more chocolate. Attach a lollipop stick to the back and put it in the cupcake.
Now take these to a party or bonfire so that you don’t eat all of these yummy treats.
Your thighs will thank me later;-)