“Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes”

“Terrific idea – – for the HOLIDAYS – – let’s all make these – – RIGHT – – NOW!”

Homemaking Tips with Tara Goff and 49 others.

(from Betty Crocker)

1 can (20 oz) sliced pineapple, drained, juice reserved
1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
12 maraschino cherries, cut in half

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
Cut each pineapple slice into 4 pieces; set aside. In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and reserved pineapple juice with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
In small bowl, stir together melted butter and brown sugar. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons butter mixture into each muffin cup. Top each with 2 pineapple pieces. Place cherry half, cut side up, in center of pineapple pieces. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each cup.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Run knife around edge of cupcakes to loosen; invert onto cookie sheet. Serve warm.

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“Three Extra Special Wishes…Darlene!”


This is the “BIG DAY” for DARLENE – – and since you love little   bundles of sweetness and  JOY – – sending these  three sweet little “sisters” and each has a special  WISH – – just for you… DARLENE – – just for your  “BIRTHDAY!”

The first special WISH… is for lots of HAPPINESS – – in all that you do and for as long as you live!    NOW…  for an extra  special WISH… for  all the best  of  GOOD HEALTH – – that is for real good and HEALTHY HEALTH – – today – –  tomorrow  – – and forever – – because without good health – –  how can  you enjoy all  of these sweet little “KITTIES” and the LOVE … that they bring   – – especially – – just for you!

There is an extra special wish – –  and   – – it is the best of all!   Each  little “KITTY” will bring  just a little more  LOVE – – than the bundle of LOVE  – – of the previous  “KITTY” – – this is  because each “KITTY” will always  – give to you LOVE – – that is extra special to that “KITTY” – – and each “KITTY” has their own unique amount of LOVE  –  that  – – when you combine them – –  the three little LOVES of your LIFE – – you   will   ALWAYS   – – – FEEL LIKE A “MILLION!”



“Hey… MOM – – you know…  that all of us… ” inside kittens” – – are all here for you, too!”  – Just so you know…  “We  all have clean “mittens” – – and we all … are ready for some of that  “APPLE PIE”  – – that we all know … that you like and  are  making… so that you can  share with us – – on your  “big day” – – your BIRTHDAY!”


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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY…  DARLENE…and many – – more…”

Looks like you  are  about  to be  – – – ready to jump up and onto one of your favorite horses – – –  one thing that we must do is to keep them (the horse)  in shape! –  – – We can see that you and your horse is and  – – are  – – already in the best of shape – – as I have read  that  – –   “horse-back riding”  is one of the best of – –  exercises to keep in shape – – all of that balancing – and keeping the body in shape  – – just does wonders for us – – the gain we receive – – – is a whole  lot  of   “GOOD HEALTH!”

“So… along with the  “GOOD HEALTH”  – – must wish you for your  “BIRTHDAY” – – “Good LUCK” – – and this is one wish  – – that … in order to receive – – we just have to be in the right place at the  right time! – – Well… for the answer …as to where that is – – will  take some special meditating – – on your part and mine???

The best wishes – – FAITH – – HOPE – – LOVE – – with   lots of special  BLESSINGS …   are coming to you always…   from the … ALMIGHTY our CREATOR   – – the ONE – –   giving to  us the special LIFE that – –   we have and share with FAMILY and FRIENDS – – on our  extra and so special… BIRTHDAY!

Best wishes tomorrow – – on your big day!

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