It's hard to face the fact that my kitchen is gone.
Physically the kitchen is still here. And right now the dining room table is in it so that new carpet can be put down. But my kitchen is in transition as the movers came yesterday and packed up all the things that are going to Hawaii with me. Including my favorite kitchen tools and baking supplies.
With me is a loose phrase. I will be there in less than a week. My stuff may be there by Thanksgiving. My bathroom is a holding area for everything that's going in my checked luggage and carry on. Like Hunter Hayes sings, "who wants easy? I want crazy."
Even though I don't have a kitchen any more, I still have some of these cupcakes left.
I'm not really cooking from scratch right now, so I was stoked to find Pillsbury Caramel Apple Cake Mix which was new to me. It was a treat to see that Caramel Apple Milky Ways made it back into the stores for the season again this fall.
I put the two together, with a little homemade cream cheese frosting and served these at my Liquor Cabinet Liquidation and Aloha Party. Just so you know, the moving company will not take liquor.
So we had to drink it.
So sad. You do what you must.
What You Need
1 box of Pillsbury Caramel Apple Cake mix, and the ingredients on the box required to make 24 cupcakes.
1 8oz package of reduced fat cream cheese
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons caramel dipping sauce (or ice cream topping)
Caramel Apple Milky Ways
What You Do (in 3 super easy steps)
1. Prepare the cupcakes using the instructions on the box.
2. Prepare the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and caramel dip in a small/medium size bowl.
3. Once the cupcakes are cool, put a light coat of frosting on top and garnish with a Milky Way. If there is any frosting left, it makes for a great fruit dip.
Share with friends. Because of the cream cheese frosting, store cupcakes in the fridge.
Do you like all the fall flavored treats that are in the store right now?
If you're visiting for the first time, like Traveler in the Kitchen on Facebook. I promise pictures of sunsets and palm trees when I get to Hawaii - it may be a while until I have a kitchen, but I'm guaranteed to be eating something fun. I just read about Musubi sandwiches yesterday, maybe I'll be trying that!
Being without a kitchen...I get the shakes just thinking about it! Good luck with your move!
And almost a month later and I have a kitchen...but all my stuff is still on a ship somewhere.
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