Thanks to my very evil sweet friend, Katy, for sending me this fabulous recipe for Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes that she came across over at Tasty Kitchen. If you haven't added Tasty Kitchen to your favorites list, DO IT NOW! So many wonderful recipes in one place... another great creation by The Pioneer Woman!
Being as how it's against my raisin' to actually follow a recipe, I had to shake things up a bit and use my latest addiction, Cool Mint Creme Oreos, instead of the traditional ones. They taste just like Girl Scout Thin Mints...Pure Heaven! I also used Kahlua instead of vanilla and added a mint chocolate Kiss to the top, for a little extra decadence!
The original recipe says it makes 24 cupcakes, but I only managed to get 18. I think I better hurry and open the windows and turn on the fans to get the yummy smell out of the house before Coach and the kids get home. I want there to be no evidence of my divine creation. I plan to hide all 18 16 on the highest shelf and keep them for my own!
Happily married to a college football coach for 14 wonderful years, mom to 2 amazing little knuckleheads, photographer, crafty chick, loves to cook, wannabe gardener, beach bum, pool floater, Saints fan, happy girl ___
ORIGIN: Natchitoches, Louisiana___
MAY BE SEEN: Getting rowdy at football games, riding on a Mardi Gras float, arguing with my computer, jumping curbs in the minivan, with my nose in a book, dreaming about a vacation, digging in the dirt, chasing kids and acting crazy with a camera strapped around my neck___
SECRET WEAPON: PhotoShop___
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Flipflops, Coca~Cola, computer, camera, library card, kids' giggles, husband's love and support___
ENEMIES: Long lines, slow drivers, hurricanes___
HEROES: Parents who made sure I've been loved every day of my life, my children who make me laugh until my belly hurts and my wonderful husband for always saying yes to my crazy ideas and loving me uncondionally no matter what___
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds