Showing posts with label Inside BruCrew Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inside BruCrew Life. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BFF Open House Link Party #58 Wrap Up and Features

I’m a day late with the features from Friday’s link party. Was celebrating Expressions Vinyl’s birthday yesterday. Don’t forget, I have a giveaway from them going through this Sunday. Details here.

As always, so many wonderful ideas were linked up to last week’s BFF Open House. Here are just a few!
I’ll start off by making you drool over these cupcakes from Jocelyn at Inside BruCru Life. Starbucks should just hire her to come up with cupcakes to pair with their drinks.

Jocelyn’s got a whole collection of Starbucks inspired confections .

What crafty mom doesn’t have a collection of popsicle sticks hanging around without a clue what to do with them? Bethany at Pitter and Glink has got your covered:

Popsicle sticks!

No one would guess this was a made-over shirt versus one bought new in a trendy boutique. That’s because the ever brilliant Carolyn from Homework did it:

Time to shop in the closet!

Want to add a patriotic pillow to your d├ęcor without breaking the bank? Laura from Top This Top That shared this cute pillow made from….. a drop cloth:

If you don’t already have one in your stash you can pick up fabric drop cloths at the Hardware store for about $8 and they provide a LOT of fabric.

Thanks again for making each Friday so much fun. Make it another creative week!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Today's Guest Chocoholic: Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life

Hi, fellow chocolate fans!
Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life here with you today. I am so thrilled to be guest posting on The Answer is Chocolate.  Carol is an amazing blogger with so many fun things to keep you busy.  I always look forward to seeing what she has come up with. Thank you so much Carol for asking me to be a part of your blog today!   This summer has been crazy!  Can anyone else believe that is almost over???
I am a SAHM mom to 3 kids, and I have been married to my best friend for 13 years.  I enjoy spending lots of bonding time with my kitchen aide.  I have quite the sweet tooth and my blog has become an outlet  for me to share those crazy baking concoctions with others. My family is used to me making something yummy at least 2-3x's a week. In fact, I tease my husband that we like to eat brownies for dinner when he is working. (ok, not really) I also find time each week for card making, scrapbooking, and making flowers for my etsy shop, The Trendy Owl.

Now since I am posting on a blog named after chocolate, I felt it would only be right to give you a recipe full of chocolate.  How about a chocolate brownie cupcake filled with fudge and topped with coconut butter cream?  Yup, it doesn't get much better than that:-)  I hope you enjoy this crazy creation.  Please stop in my blog sometime.  Any friend of Carol's is a friend of mine:-)
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Brownie Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream
1 brownie mix
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. chocolate chips melted with 1 tsp. butter
hot fudge topping
toasted coconut

Preheat oven to 350*  Fill your cupcake pan with cute liners and set aside.  Mix up the brownie mix according to the 3 egg directions.  Stir in the 1 c. chocolate chips.  Fill liners 3/4 full and bake 20-22 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Scoop out a small portion of the middle and fill with the hot fudge topping.  Frost with coconut butter cream.  Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Coconut Butter Cream
1 c. butter
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. coconut extract
4 c. powdered sugar
1 c. shredded coconut

Beat butter until creamy. Add the salt, water, and extract and cream again. Slowly add the powdered sugar until all is incorporated. Stir in the shredded coconut.  If you are going to use a piping bag to frost your cupcakes, use a very large tip, so the coconut doesn't get stuck in the tip:-)

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Thank you for letting me share one of my chocolate creations with you today. I would love for you to visit me over at my blog...
just don't judge me when you see how much sugar I consume weekly:-)

Hugs, Jocelyn
Inside BruCrew Life

Thursday, May 26, 2011

BFF Link Party #4 and Blog Feature Friday: Inside BruCrew Life

Happy Happy Friday ( long weekends always get an extra “Happy”) and thanks for coming to another Blog Feature Friday and Open House Link Party! WARNING: Temptation WILL follow with this week’s BFF, Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life. You’ve been warned!
Inside BruCrew Life
Jocelyn never ceases to tempt, I mean amaze me, with her delectable and usually chocolate concoctions. When she’s not busy being wife to her hubs ( they just celebrated their 13th Anniversary this week) or mom to 3 kids, she’s busy whipping up deliciousness. I don’t stand a chance. I mean look:
Peanut Butter Explosion Chocolate Cake

Uh huh. Resist that. You know you can’t. And she shares the recipes and wonderful tutorials. Not tempted yet. OK fine….
Coconut Cream Cheese Brownies. Still not tempted?

Caramel Caffe Mocha Cupcakes. Uh. Huh. And on the off chance you don’t like chocolate ( let me just recover a moment please) she’s got some non-chocolate wonders too. But wait…she’s not only an artist in the kitchen, she and I share a love of cardmaking:
And she has an Etsy shop called The Trendy Owl with the cutest headbands and accessories!
Free Shipping - Sunshine Punch Cluster Headband
So go visit Jocelyn ( but not on an empty stomach) and you won’t be disappointed!

Now, on to this week’s party! Memorial day ideas? Link ‘em. Father’s Day or Graduation ideas? Link ‘em. Re-furb / up cycled / re-styled? Link ‘em. Just no advertising or selling please and please link to your project page and not your main blog.  The party will be up through Sunday so you have time to go visit at least two other links (hint hint). Party On!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

If I Get Tempted, You Get Tempted

So I was scrolling through my blog reader and what to my wandering eyes should appear? This:
Uh-huh. I suffer, you suffer. Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life shared these today on her blog. Sorry, I ate all the samples! 

Caramel Caffe' Mocha Cupcakes