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The husband and I celebrated our five year wedding anniversary this past Saturday. He’s a great man. He really is. He tries so hard, and I know he loves me with all his heart, but if there was a sport that involved giving the absolute worst responses to a wife’s questions and/or statements he would be the Lance Armstrong of that sport. Minus all the doping and Sheryl Crow drama.

Por ejemplo,

We were getting ready to go out with two other couples to celebrate our anniversary last Saturday night. I was in the bathroom curling my hair and the conversation went something like this:

Me: Honey, both of the women that are going to be there tonight are hot and can run long distances.
Husband: Yeah?
Me: Well, that means they’re both better looking than me and in better shape, and that makes me jealous.
Husband’s Incorrect Response: Oh well.


Husband’s Second Incorrect Response after seeing my face and going into panic mode: I mean, umm, you shouldn’t be jealous, because you have me, right?


Husband exits the bedroom quickly, realizing the ship is sinking and he must jump or else be sucked under by the down current that is his wife’s rage.
Five minutes later he’s found a life raft and formulated a survival plan. He returns to the wreckage bedroom.

Husband’s Correct Response: Sweetie, you’re gorgeous and have a wonderful body. There’s no need to be jealous.
Me: Thanks Sweetie.

Wife continues curling hair and smirking, knowing that she will write about this on her blog in a few days and embarrass him.

Now I know my original statement was just a sad attempt at pulling a compliment out of him. And it serves me right for trying when I should obviously know better by now. But what can I say? Girls are complicated and silly. Even though I shoot guns and like muscle cars, I’m still a girl and I occasionally need reassurance that I can “drop it like it’s hot” when dropping of said hotness is required.

So, as a tribute to all things uncomplicated, I thought I would share my experience using the new Betty Crocker Shake ‘n’ Pour cupcake mix. I know some of my recipes involve making two or three different things and stuff gets kinda complicated, but this one is fast, easy and tastes amazing! I made these for my husband and some fellow firefighters and they were so good they asked for another batch immediately! Trust me; making these cupcakes is quite possibly the easiest thing on Earth to do, besides Kim Kardashian. BA-ZING!

Your ingredients. You only need one can of frosting. I wasn’t sure how much I’d use with my pastry bag, but one can is just enough for 12 cupcakes.

Right out of the oven.

Even though the mix came from something that looks like a laundry detergent bottle, if you love Andes Candies then these should be on your list to try.

Incorrect Response Cupcakes (Mint Chocolate Cupcakes)
From the Rolling Sin Kitchen
Yield: 1 dozen cupcakes

1 bottle of Betty Crocker Shake ‘n’ Pour chocolate cupcake mix
1 ¼ cups water (per the bottle directions)
3/4 cup Andes Candies baking chips
1 container of Betty Crocker whipped chocolate frosting
½ tsp. peppermint extract
¼ cup Andes Candies baking chips for sprinkling

1. Following the directions on the back of the bottle, heat oven to 350F. Grease or line muffin pan.
2. Add ¾ cup Andes Candies chips to bottle, screw on cap and shake until chips are incorporated into powdered mix.
3. Add water and shake vigorously for 45 seconds. This is an amazing triceps workout. Really.
4. Pour batter into 12 regular sized muffin wells and bake for 15-20 minutes.
5. While cupcakes bake add ½ tsp. of extract to chocolate frosting and mix.
6. Once cupcakes have cooled, frost cupcakes and sprinkle with remaining Andes Candies baking chips.