MIM: Culinary and Digital Edition

It's a new week! Time to get back on track with my life- working out, reading, job hunting and crafting!
This week's Made It Monday is a little different, but I"ll share it with you after I give you the lowdown on some fantabulouso giveaways ending soon!
Teaching With Love and Laughter
Lori is giving away a HearAll Recorder!

A $25 Target gift card is being awarded! YAY!
and of course, my giveaway!

it ends today, so don't forget to enter!!

My Culinary Edition of Monday Made It this week has 2 parts! Have I told you I love to bake and cook? Well, I do! Along with teaching, blogging, crafting, and thrifting, it is a passion of mine! This week I made two lovely confections for a party!
1. Triple Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
My inspiration came from Sweetapolita. She actually made a layered cake with the triple lemon goodness, but I wanted to do something a little more party-friendly. So I decided on cupcakes!
I would love to give you the recipe, but I basically did everything the same in regards to making each part of the cake: the cake, the lemon curd, and the lemon frosting. So head on over to the link above and get the recipe for yourself!
Instead of baking your cake into round pans, line and fill cupcake cups about 3/4 full, and place in the oven for about 25 minutes. The oven I was working with is difficult though, so it may be different for you.

Once your cakes are out of the oven, cool them completely. Then, take a sharp knife and cut in a 45 degree angle, a circle out of the top of each cupcake.
Then, take out the center.
And chop off the cone part, so that you're just left with a plug to put back on the top of the cake.

Do this for all your cupcakes. Next, your lemon curd should be cold, if you have had it in the fridge for at least an hour. Spoon it into a plastic baggie, and cut off one of the tips for easy piping. Pipe a little bit of curd into the center of each cupcake, and then put the plug back on top.

Now it's time to frost them! If you make these cupcakes in the summertime, i suggest you pop your frosting into the fridge for a while to let it get nice and cold. Also, if you are taking these to a party across town, wait to frost them until you get there. That way the frosting doesn't melt or curdle on the way! Frost them by putting the frosting in a plastic baggie and cut off the tip. Pipe your frosting onto those yummy cupcakes, and you're done! Here's the finished product:

For this party, I also made a Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips! You can find the recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything. What I love about this recipe is that you can add whatever fruit you have on hand to the salsa! My fruits were: strawberries, raspberries, apples, kiwi, plums, etc! It takes a long time to cut up all the fruit, but it's worth it! If you're running short on time, some grocery stores carry Cinnamon Pita Chips, so you don't have to make your own (even though the homemade ones taste better!).
My finished product:

Now onto the Digital Edition of my Monday Made It {with a FREEBIE!}.
The past couple weeks I've been working hard creating products for my TPT store and my classroom. Check out what I've been up to at my store (click the link above)!! I also created a freebie for you last night, as another edition to your bag of tricks for the first week of school. I used the 3am Teacher's cute crayon border!! Click on the picture to download it!

I also created my own version of the Whole Brain Teaching rules to hang in my classroom! Its in my store for you too!!
background by 3rd Grade Thoughts
rules by Teacher on a Mission
Thanks for sticking with me through this long post! I hope you went over to get your freebie, and got some fun recipes to try! I'm also linking up this post to
Miss Nelson is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Erin Condren's awesome store!

happy monday everyone!


  1. Hi Allie
    I love the letter to me idea. Think I might use that this year. I'm a new follower- enjoy your summer!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  2. Recipes look yummy! Activities look cute! Thanks for sharing them and for sharing about my giveaway! :)

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. These look so yummy. Thanks for linking up. Good Luck!

  4. Those recipes look absolutely delicious!!! Your activities are adorable too. I love writing to your past/future self! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Those recipes look yummy!!! I love your WBT posters! I have been looking into maybe doing that this year:) Thanks for linking up and for sharing;))

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. My mouth is watering. I love the posters.
    Thanks for sharing.



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