Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes & Neat Sloppy Joes

I received the Back to School Special issue of All You magazine to review through Crowdtap. The issue has quite a few recipes to try and the two that I decided to make were the Neat Sloppy Joes and the Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes.

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First we made the Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. You can find the recipe here.

The boys did most of the work.

First the boys whisked together the dry ingredients...flour, baking powder, and salt.

First the boys whisked together the dry ingredients…flour, baking powder, and salt.

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Then they mixed together the butter and sugar.  My mixer has somehow gone missing which means this has to be done by hand so I helped them with this part.

Then they mixed together the butter and sugar. My mixer has somehow gone missing so this has to be done by hand so I did help them with this part.

Then they added in the eggs.

Then they added in the eggs.

Then they added in the milk and vanilla extract and then the flour.

Then they added in the milk and vanilla extract and then the flour.

Last were the mini chocolate chips, they poured them but wanted me to fold them in.

Last were the mini chocolate chips, they poured them but wanted me to fold them in.

Here is the filled pan.  I had the boys put the cupcake liners in while I was beating the butter and sugar together.

Here is the filled pan. I had the boys put the cupcake liners in while I was beating the butter and sugar together.

Here are the finished cupcakes.

Here are the finished cupcakes.

I thought they came out really good. I’m not a big fan of things with chocolate chips in them but I really enjoyed them and I think they look cute. We will be having these for the B-Daman party this weekend as well.

After making the cupcakes I made the Neat Sloppy Joes. Connor didn’t help with these and JT only helped at the very end. Since the boys didn’t help I didn’t really take many pictures but I have a few.

You start off by cooking some diced carrots and onions in olive oil.  Then you add in some minced garlic and then your ground turkey or beef.

You start off by cooking some diced carrots and onions in olive oil. Then you add in some minced garlic and then your ground turkey or beef.

After your meat has cooked you add in some Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, tomato paste, and chili powder.

After your meat has cooked you add in some Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, tomato paste, and chili powder.

You then add in chicken broth and let it simmer.

You then add in chicken broth and let it simmer.

Then once it's done simmering you are supposed to let it cool which I didn't do because it would have taken too long but if you do let it cool the dough will be easier to work with.  You use refridgerated pie crusts and cut each one in quarters then put some of the sloppy joe mixture on each one and fold them over.  These are the two that JT helped me with.

Then once it’s done simmering you are supposed to let it cool which I didn’t do because it would have taken too long but if you do let it cool the dough will be easier to work with. You use refridgerated pie crusts and cut each one in quarters then put some of the sloppy joe mixture on each one and fold them over. These are the two that JT helped me with.

Here they are out of the oven.

Here they are out of the oven.

These were also really good. Here is the recipe for them. They reminded me of some wrap-ups that I make once in awhile. I cook some ground beef with diced onions and then wrap it up with some cheese in crescent rolls and then bake them. I have to say though that I love the taste the pie crust. I think the pie crust is what makes these so delicious. I will definately be making these again and I might have to try subsituting the pie crust for the crescent rolls in my wrap-ups as well.

Thanks for reading!

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