Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Random Things That I Have In My Kitchen- A cupcake maker

I have to admit, I bought a mini cupcake maker.  It wasn't intentional, I often laughed at them since making cupcakes using muffin tins is super easy and I wondered why anyone would waste their money on such a silly little machine.  Then one day in the midst of a giant after Christmas sale I found one on clearance for $5.  Altough I saw it as something that I didn't need, for $5 I couldn't pass up the latest trend. 

Yes, I have made my share of cute tiny little cupcakes

But to justify my purchase I have tried to think outside of the box and have been using it for other things as well.

I started by making turkey meatloaf.

1 pound ground turkey
1 small onion minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
2 tablespoons ketchup, chili sauce, salsa or tomato sauce or paste

1/2 cup bread crumbs

I then made it into balls similar to meat loaf and put them in the cupcake maker

They took about 8 minutes to cook and made cute tiny little meatloaves! 

Paired with some corn or the vegetable of your choice and it makes a great quick meal!


  1. I was introduced to your blog through Linkedin. Yes, I too would have got tempted with such a bargain!! I like it that you are experimenting and making other dishes too in the cup cake mixer. I think mince pies or apple pies would also work.



  2. Thanks Mina! Check back later this week for another "out of the box cupcake maker idea".

    Thanks also for sharing your blog, I love it!