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Pineapple Crush Cupcakes

Pineapple Crush Cupcakes

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I’m excited to share an easy and delicious recipe for pineapple crush cupcakes with you! I don’t know about you, but in the summer, I crave tropical fruits like pineapple and coconut and I find that I try to incorporate these light and yummy flavors into different dishes I make. My great-aunt makes an amazing pineapple cake and I knew I didn’t want to try and replicate that because I would probably just end up disappointing myself. (Yes, her cake is THAT GOOD!) I did want a light summery dessert so I decided to make some pineapple crush cupcakes. 

These cupcakes are so easy because they are only 3 ingredients! That’s my kind of recipe right there! Easy peasy and delicious! Plus, you can modify the recipe to lower the calorie content, too. 

Basically, you just mix a can of crushed pineapple with a cake mix and top it with cool whip! I know, I know, this cake recipe is so easy it’s almost embarrassing! And besides the fact that it’s easy, there’s no oil or eggs in the ingredient list! Of course, you can always add in nuts or raisins to give it a little more pizzaz but if you’re looking for easy, look no further. These pineapple cupcakes are moist and summery tasting, and if you get fat free cool whip, then they’re very low-calorie too!

(I piped my cool whip into a yummy swirl on top using a cake decorator’s icing bag and tip. You can just plop the cool whip on top with a spoon, but they look so much prettier with that swirl of yummy goodness on top!) 

Here’s the recipe for the easy 3 ingredient Pineapple Crush Cupcakes. Let us know what modifications you make to the recipe and if you think they are as yummy as we do! Pin it to remember it later!

Pineapple Crush Cupcakes
Serves 24
Easy peasy pineapple cupcakes made with just 3 ingredients!
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Ingredients
  1. Yellow cake mix
  2. 8oz can crushed pineapple
  3. 1 tub cool whip
Instructions
  1. Mix one yellow cake mix with a can of crushed pineapple, bake according to instructions on the box and once they're done, let cool and top with cool whip!
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FREE QUESO DAY AT MOES!

FREE QUESO DAY at Moes 2014!

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On September 18th 2014, Moe’s is offering a FREE 6 oz cup of their deliiiish queso! YUM! The best part… you don’t even have to buy anything in order to get the queso FREE! :)

We have been on a Moe’s kick lately and always get a cup of the queso so we have already planned to be there to get our free queso! In case you didn’t know, Moe’s also does “Kids Eat Free” on Tuesdays! At least at my local Moe’s its on Tuesdays, you may want to check with your local Moe’s just to make sure you have the right day. 

Go here to find the closest Moe’s and see if they are participating. If you want to join in on the free queso excitement in the social media world, just be to use hashtag #teamqueso to unite with all other queso lovers around the world. 

Ok, see ya at Moe’s on the 18th! (this is the point where we all say together “Welcome to Moeeeeee’s” haha!!) :)

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Adorable ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Cutest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

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Have you seen any of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos going around social media? The catchy way to promote awareness and raise money has spread like wildfire across the country. It seems like that’s all my Facebook newsfeed is some days! Videos of ice bucket challenges! 

See, the way it works, is someone takes the challenge and gets a bucket of ice water poured over their head and that person calls out, or nominates, 3 of their friends to take the challenge. The nominees have 24 hours to take the challenge or they have to (or are supposed to anyways) donate $100 to the ALS Association. As of today, August 19th, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $22.9 million dollars. 

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is defined by the ALS Association (and excerpt taken from their website) as

a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

Basically

  • ALS is not contagious.
  • It is estimated that ALS is responsible for nearly two deaths per hundred thousand population annually.
  • Although the life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about two to five years from the time of diagnosis, this disease is variable and many people live with quality for five years and more.  More than half of all patients live more than three years after diagnosis.

I think I’ve seen half my friends on Facebook and Instagram take the challenge and celebrities are jumping on board now too. I saw that the Zac Brown Band took the challenge in a unique way and many other people are putting their own twist on the challenge. There’s been some controversy over the challenge and whether people are donating money, but the goal is to raise awareness and funds and I think you’ve got to agree that its successful. 

No matter how many videos you’ve seen of the ice bucket challenge, this has got to be the cutest! This 4 year old little boy takes the ice bucket challenge and dumps a bucket of ice cold water on his head!

 

Now, we nominate YOU to take the #icebucketchallenge to #strikeoutals and donate to the ALS Association!