It's a Birthday!

My little girl just turned one..and to celebrate..we had a couple parties!
Dip:
seriously...the easiest..yummiest dip ever-
1 block of cream cheese
3 green onions (scallions) chopped
1/2 cup (that's a guesstimate) crushed pineapple
blend blend blend...and just TRY to stop yourself from eating it. It's wonderful on buttery Ritz crackers!
We also had Carol Cups-
Take a muffin in and spray with Pam-put won ton wrappers in to make little 'cups' and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes or until they hold the cup form.
In the meantime cook, brown, and drain about a pound of sausage-cool
Add 8 oz of shredded Monterey Jack cheese, and enough Ranch dressing to make it moist-put that mix into your Wonton cups..and bake another 10 minutes (or until the tops of the cups start to brown and the cheese is all melty)
You can also add black olives to this if that's your thing..it's not mine...so I left them out.
Her cupcakes were a Barefoot Contessa tweak-
1 stick of butter-softened
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
1 (16oz) can of Hershey's syrup
1 T vanilla
1 cup of flour
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, at chocolate syrup and vanilla, add flour last..don't overmix!
Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes-or until just set.
I topped them with a chocolate frosting..and I'm sorry..but I don't know exacts.
Approx 1/4 cup shortening
same on milk
powdered sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
then I beat the tar out of it until it gets the 'whipped' consistency that I love.

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