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Spice Cake Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

If you’ve ever wondered what coffeecake would taste like covered in deliciously sweet frosting, then this is the recipe for you!

Cake ingredients
1 ¼ C packed brown sugar
½ C granulated sugar
2/3 C shortening
2 ¼ C flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 C chopped pecans

Frosting ingredients
½ C butter
1 C packed brown sugar
¼ C milk
2 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake directions

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice)

Cream together shortening with both sugars

Add in eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk

Add in dry ingredients, beat until just combined

Stir in chopped pecans with a spatula

Bake at 350 (bake time depends on size of pan)

Frosting directions

Melt the butter over low heat

Add in brown sugar and stir constantly for 2 minutes

Add in milk and bring to a rolling boil

Remove from heat and gradually whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth

(Add more powdered sugar or more milk for desired consistency)

Slather on copiously (this frosting don’t look pretty)

Enjoy!

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Chunky Tomato Turkey Soup

A quick and satisfying recipe that is easily adaptable, a solid choice when looking for something easy to make!

Ingredients
1 lb ground turkey
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
4 C broth
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp thyme
1 C uncooked elbow macaroni
Salt and pepper to taste (I’d also recommend red pepper flakes for heat)

Directions

Cook ground turkey in a large pot until no pink remains. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Add some oil to the same pot to cook the onions and carrots together about 3-4 minutes, until soft

Add minced garlic and cook 30 seconds longer

Add in tomatoes (with juices), broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and turkey. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat and add in uncooked pasta. Cook 8-10 minutes longer, or until pasta is soft.

Stir in salt and pepper to taste and top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

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