Sometimes even I fake it.
Exhibit A - the lovely chocolate/peanut butter buttercream cupcake above.
Don't let it's "Calina slaved in the kitchen for 2 hrs" appearance fool you. The deliciously moist devil's food cake came from a box and it took me approx 5 minutes of mixing and 20 minutes of lounging on the couch watching tv to make. The peanut butter buttercream is homemade - but the recipe is wonderfully easy. All you need is:
1 stick butter (softened)
1 c powder sugar (sifted)
2/3 c peanut butter
Just throw the butter and peanut butter in a bowl and mix/cream...then gradually add in the powdered sugar. Voila!
The cupcakes taste like peanut butter cups and are totally in-haleable.
If you feel like you need a little dinner with your cupcakes, a salad is always a good option (at least for me, since I'm not keen on buying a new wardrobe one size up).
If you're one of those people who can just toss a little oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper on a salad and make it taste like manna from heaven (like my amusing husband) - I hate you. If you're like me and are a little salad dressing challanged, check out the super easy vinaigrette recipe below:
Juice of 2 limes
1/3 c olive oil
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tsp sugar
Whisk together and toss with some colorful veggies...and you're done!