Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because of the wonderful summer weather and also for the fact that the food is easy to manage and count carbohydrates. 

Hot dog?  Buns are a solid 21 grams of carbohydrates and if in doubt, the package is never far as no one wants a stale piece of bread.

Watermelon?  A cup is a neat 10 grams of carbohydrates.

Potato Chips?  Easy-peasy and usually about 15 grams of carbohydrates for 15 chips.

And chip dip?  Well, it is always FREEEEEEEEEEEE! 

With all of that no-nonsense carbohydrate counting going on, the girls and I decided to try our hand at making some "Fire Work Cupcakes".

Notice that little finger heading into the mouth?  Do you count carbohydrates for taste-testing?

Eventually, after taste-testing, the real taste has to happen.

Yum!  And so carb-worthy! 

From the Naturally Sweet Sisters, have a safe, fun and happy Fourth of July!

Ps....  To make Fire Work Cupcakes, follow direction on one box of white cake mix.  Pour batter into baking cups.  Before placing into oven, add one drop of food coloring to the center of batter and using a tooth pick, swirl into a design.  Do not over mix or you will not be able to get a fire-work effect.  Bake as directed on box.  Frost or serve plain.  Carbohydrate count will vary upon the amount and size of cupcakes. 

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