Desserts

Spiced Butternut Squash Cupcakes

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Cupcakes made with butternut squash, flavored with butter rum, and topped with a cinnamon mascarpone frosting.

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For the cupcakes

3/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon LorAnn oils, butter rum flavor
2 cups butternut squash puree
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (or buttermilk replacement, see below)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (or 1/2 of each)

For the frosting

1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
For the cupcakes Preheat oven to 350° F. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs, squash, and butter rum. Mix until well blended. In a large bowl,...
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Nutritions

Calories
242

Sodium
159mg
6% DV

Fat
13g
21% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

Putting a little Southern spin on classic New England lobster rolls with these simple and delicious shrimp rolls! On a warm summer day, there's just nothing better than a chilled sandwich and a cold beverage. Make them ahead if you're entertaining, or whip up the no-cook meal in about 15 minutes. These easy shrimp rolls are a delicious lunch or dinner when served alongside coleslaw, potato chips, hush puppies or pickles!

2 T salted butter
1 lb. peeled and deveined cooked shrimp
1 stalk celery
2 green onions
1/3 c mayonnaise
1 t lemon juice
1 t white vinegar
1 T minced fresh dill
1/4 t Old Bay seasoning
1/4 t sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper ( to taste )
4 hot dog buns
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  • Pat shrimp dry and place in a large bowl. Add the celery and green onions; toss gently to combine.
  • In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice,...
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Nutritions

Calories
248

Sodium
870mg
36% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
23g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV