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Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

With Easter right around the corner and daffodils blooming, it’s definitely carrot cake season. Nothing conjures the warmth and excitement of Spring quite like the traditional flavors of carrot cake, but this year, we decided to put a twist on the classic and make cupcakes.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Upon further inspection, it seems odd to add healthy vegetables to dessert cakes, but carrot cakes (and zucchini breads and the like) are so delicious and sweet, we usually don’t think twice about it. Instead, it’s a great way to justify eating cake!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

To make these adorable cupcakes, we use our tried and true carrot cake recipe, which calls for shredded carrots, pineapples and pecans. We quickly and easily shred the carrots in a food processor, then mix everything together using a stand mixer before baking. The recipe makes exactly 24 moist, fluffy cupcakes.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

After they’ve had a chance to cool, we top each cupcake with cream cheese frosting using a large round piping tip. (See more tips and tricks on How to Frost a Cupcake.) Then, we top it off with a candy carrot decoration or sprinkles and arrange them on a platter for everyone at our Easter brunch or dinner to admire and enjoy.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Carrot Cake (and Carrot Cake Cupcakes)
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can (8oz.) crushed pineapple in own juice, undrained
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottoms of two 9-inch baking pans with parchment paper.
Add flour, carrots, pecans, pineapple, sugar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and eggs to a large mixer bowl; beat on low 2 minutes until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 4 minutes.
Pour mixture evenly between prepared pans.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks.
Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Place one cake layer on cake plate; spread top of layer with 1/2 cup Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with remaining layer; frost side of top of cake. Garnish with finely chopped pecans, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
To make Carrot Cake Cupcakes, line muffin pans with paper baking cups. Fill each baking cup about 3/4 full. An ice cream scoop works well for filling baking cups. Bake at 350°F for 16 to 18 minutes. Remove immediately from muffin pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting. Makes 24 cupcakes.
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Stack & Snap Food Processor - Hamilton BeachWhether you are cooking for two or prepping a large family meal, the Hamilton Beach® Stack & Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor takes the guesswork out of food processing with a simple function guide that shows you which blade to use and which button to press. Designed to be uniquely simple – there’s no twisting, turning or locking required when assembling the food processor.

 



Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog by @hamiltonbeach

Deviled eggs are an Easter must-have, and they’ll be showing up on every potluck, brunch, shower and cookout table through Labor Day. Classic deviled eggs are a no-fail favorite, but if you’re looking to jazz up the basics this year, we have just the recipe for you.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog by @hamiltonbeach

Pimento cheese has been on our minds lately, and we shared our favorite recipe with you Monday. We stand by what we said then: pimento cheese is good in just about everything. Deviled eggs are no exception. In the South, it’s not surprising to see this delicious spread mixed into egg yolks for a cheesy twist on the standard deviled egg.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog by @hamiltonbeach

The most common questions we get asked about making deviled eggs are these: What is the best way to cook hard boiled eggs? and What is the best way to peel hard boiled eggs? Well, we like to save time (and our sanity) by using the Egg Cooker. It takes less time than cooking eggs on the stove and they peel easily every time. This gadget has quickly become one of my home’s favorites.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog by @hamiltonbeach

After preparing your eggs, add the pre-made pimento cheese spread to the yolks and give it a good stir or a couple rounds with a hand mixer to make sure all the ingredients are well-combined. Pipe or spoon the filling into the egg white halves and top each deviled egg with a small slice of juicy bacon. It’s the perfect bite of savory, cheesy goodness, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next get-together.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog by @hamiltonbeach


Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
12 large hard cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
Cooked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Instructions
In a large bowl, stir egg yolks and 1 1/2 cups pimento cheese until blended.
Pipe yolk mixture into each egg white half. Top each egg with bacon.
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The Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker makes perfect eggs every time. It has a 7 egg capacity when cooking perfect “hard boiled” eggs, and it also contains a 3-egg nonstick poaching tray. Now you don’t have to worry about peeling eggs that look and taste great every time. 



Sour Cream Pound Cake from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

This easy-to-make pound cake recipe uses sour cream, which adds tang and moisture. Pound cake is a simple cake with a subtle flavor and sturdy texture. Because of this, it holds up well to whatever toppings you like – or none at all. Serve it plain or topped with powdered sugar, sweet lemon glaze or whipped cream and berries.

Sour Cream Pound Cake from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Such a simple cake is the perfect thing to have in your baking repertoire, especially since it’s made with ingredients most have stocked in the pantry. Sour cream pound cake is extremely versatile and is great served with coffee for breakfast or brunch, with tea in the afternoon or with ice cream or berries for dessert. It’s a great standby (and it freezes well, so you could always have one on hand) but looks just as good for a special occasion. Use a decorative bundt pan and it will take center stage at your Easter celebration.

Sour Cream Pound Cake from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Sour Cream Pound Cake
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 container (8 oz.) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat.
Alternating flour and sour cream, beat until smooth.
Spoon into greased and floured tube or bundt pan.
Bake 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted into center and comes out clean.
Notes
Have all ingredients at room temperature before starting. This will help ensure proper blending. For a lighter textured cake, separate the eggs and beat the whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold in the egg whites after the rest of the ingredients are blended.
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63232 Eclectrics Stand Mixer

All-metal and dressed in a range of colors, Eclectrics® Stand Mixers belong on the countertop, where they’re always ready for jobs big or small. From the thickest cookie dough to the most delicate egg whites, a Hamilton Beach® Eclectrics® Stand Mixer has the power, speed and finesse to take on any kitchen task. Its 400-watt motor makes short work of kneading, mixing and whipping.

 



Get the St. Patrick's Day Mocha with Green Whipped Cream recipe and ENTER TO WIN a @hamiltonbeach #FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker on EverydayGoodThinking.com - Ends 3/17!

Whether you mark the occasion with leprechauns, green beer, pots of gold, four-leaf clovers, corned beef and cabbage or traditional Irish stews, we hope you have a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day. Here are our favorite recipes to help you celebrate the luck of the Irish this year.

1. Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Creamed Cabbage with Bacon from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog from @hamiltonbeach

2. St. Patrick’s Day Torani Mocha

Get the St. Patrick's Day Mocha with Green Whipped Cream recipe and ENTER TO WIN a @hamiltonbeach #FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker on EverydayGoodThinking.com - Ends 3/17!

3. Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

4. Reuben Panini

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

5. Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

6. Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

7. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

8. Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

9. Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwiches Two Ways - On a panini grill or in a Breakfast Sandwich Maker. These are so good! (Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach)

10. Shamrock Green Velvet Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Green Velvet Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach



 Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Corned beef and cabbage is about as classic a St. Patrick’s Day dish as you can make. Corned beef is slow cooked and served alongside cabbage with optional ingredients like potatoes, carrots and onions. Though corned beef and cabbage is Irish at heart, it’s not something the Irish ate often back in the day. Instead, during the 18th century, the beef-producing country exported the expensive meat to neighboring countries and dined on pork, veggies and dairy instead. Who knew?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Today, most Irish don’t consider corned beef a native dish. And believe me, we asked our resident Irishman. Rather, the salt-cured meat as we know it now is an Irish-American and New York delicatessen fusion. It’s become a St. Paddy’s favorite as part of Irish-American culture, since corned beef was a cheaper substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish bacon and cabbage. (Wikipedia)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Regardless of its origins or authenticity, we’re big fans of corned beef – both in sandwiches and this corned beef and cabbage dish – so we’re happy to make it at home once a year each March. To keep things as quick and simple as possible, we make our recipe in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions go in the crock with some pickling spices and water until everything is cooked through but still vibrant. It smells amazing as it cooks, so you’ll be hungry all day. When the table is set, the meat and veggies get drained and served for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There’s only one pot to clean up and the leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious reuben sandwich. Serve the corned beef and cabbage with a good Irish beer. We’re not into the green beer, but prefer a nice stout to go with the theme: a deliciously hearty St. Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup pickling spices
Water
1 small head cabbage, quartered
6 thin carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
12 small fingerling potatoes, halved
1 bag (8 oz.) pearl onions, peeled
Spicy brown mustard, optional
Instructions
Rinse corned beef and place in 5-6 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle pickling spices over meat and cover with water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
Add cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions to slow cooker with corned beef and cook on HIGH for an additional hour. If using LOW, switch to HIGH.
Notes
To serve, cut corned beef across the grain and plate over cabbage.
Serve with spicy brown mustard or horseradish, if desired.
Pickling spices can be found in the spice isle of major grocery stores.
For variety, try yellow or purple potatoes.
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The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker comes with five unique wrap sets, and Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker Extra Wraps let you add additional designs like these shamrock and pumpkin wraps perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween festivities. Additional patterns available online include holidays, birthdays, seasons, sports, bridal and baby shower.