Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day


I guess no news is good news when it comes to hip x-rays. Technically, the no news was that the x-ray looked normal, which means the bone and the hardware are fine. I spent a very painful half hour with my foam roller this evening and everything’s feeling a lot better.

So much better, in fact, that I’m going to attempt a VERY short, very easy run before work tomorrow (on the treadmill, so I can stop immediately if anything hurts). Fingers are crossed that it goes okay and I can still run that half marathon next weekend. Yep, not holding my breath.

Ellie has been showing off her new trick of sitting up, which she can do successfully most of the time (the rest of the time she folds in half with her face on her feet, which weirdly doesn’t seem to bother her. Strange kid.) Sophie helps her out.

But what’s better than playing with Sophie? Playing with Dad! The hour between 6:30 and 7:30, when he’s home and she’s still awake, is definitely her favorite hour of the day.

I was a little sad when I realized St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t falling on a school day, but that was not about to stop me from baking for my co-workers. These are just simple chocolate cupcakes frosted with a basic mint buttercream. I colored half of it green and left the other half white, and put them together in the piping bag to get a swirl.

By the way, if you still need St. Patrick’s Day recipes, I have some for you here!
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(adapted from Annie’s Eats)

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5 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day”


  1. 1 Blog is the New Black March 16, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Gorgeous and I’m sure delicious!

  2. 2 Jen March 16, 2012 at 7:08 am

    i’m so sorry that you are having trouble with your hip but happy to hear that your x-ray was good.

    love sweet ellie sitting up! 🙂

  3. 3 Mary March 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The cupcakes look fantastic, but that gorgeous baby steals the show. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  4. 4 Kate March 17, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I have my fingers are crossed for your half next weekend.

  5. 5 Jen March 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    My baby has the same giraffe and I always forgot her name and called her Giselle, the giraffe from Paris lol. She is not sitting up yet but insteads loves to chew on Giselles feet haha. Happy St. Patrick’s Day


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