SnackBreak E2// Cupcakes, Jack Daniels and Country Music; audio attached

Today’s SnackBreak is going to be a good one. Why so you ask? Well because there are three pieces of today’s talk that are being combined to be a great conversation.

Everyone needs a SnackBreak sometimes…especially one with me, Meg.

Today’s SnackBreak is going to be a good one. Why so you ask? Well because there are three pieces of today’s talk that are being combined to be a great conversation.

  1. Cupcakes
  2. Justin Moore
  3. Jack Daniels

Okay so, if we add these all together what do we get? A great playlist to lead us into Kansas City’s Hot Country Nights this Thursday where Justin Moore is preforming all while making some super, extraordinary cupcakes. Yes, made with Jack Daniels (genius).

Check out the 5 minute audio file that will accompany this SnackBreak (I finally got to it! ) And I added the last SnackBreak’s White Claw review to it as well-just for you!

So. Let’s get into it.

Let me climb up on my SnackBreak soap box for just a moment…

If you haven’t listened to the audio yet and you are a cookie cake fan, we’re probably still friends. If not and you heard me say cookie cake is inferior to actual cake, I must say I genuinely believe this. To the cookie cake fans out there: If you can make a cookie cake that is as versatile as cupcakes *Jack Daniels* then I may be able to understand this fake cake concept. Otherwise…regular cake is still superior to me.

Okay, stepping down. Let’s get back into this SB and why I paired the three topics of this segment together.

Like I mentioned earlier Justin Moore is coming to preform this week. His latest single is “Jesus and Jack Daniels”. So, while I was at work the other day, at 95.3 KDKD I heard this song and of course my snack oriented brain started wondering if anyone had ever tried to make cupcakes with Jack Daniels.

I’ve made desserts in the past with Kahlua and other liquors so I figured someone, somewhere had tried this. And thank goodness I was right!

I found some recipes to these cupcakes on Pinterest so if you’re feeling adventurous and listening to Justin Moore….search Jack Daniels cupcakes and bask in the numerous results you can choose from.

Let me know how your cupcakes turn out on social media or through the contact page linked.

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SnackBreak E1// Happy Memorial Day weekend; spiked edition.

Today’s SnackBreak, however, is a little different (why stick to a routine, right). The topic is a popular drink that I resisted for WAY too long. The hard seltzer, White Claw.

As a Radio DJ this past year at 91.1 FM WMSV, I created a segment called ‘SnackBreak with Meg’.

Yes, this did bring me large amounts of happiness getting to talk about snacks and food on a public broadcast but it also sparked a lot of good foodie conversations that I didn’t expect.

I had listeners sending me food news and asking me about my favorite snacks (I have way to many to count…no, not a joke) so I thought I would put together a little snack guide for the average non-obsessed snack lover. We’ll call these the post-college SnackBreak.

Today’s SnackBreak, however, is a little different (why stick to a routine, right). The topic is a popular drink that I resisted for WAY too long. The hard seltzer, White Claw.

Okay, okay hear me out before you click away! I’m a beer fan, not a fruity drink or mixed drink kind of gal – just beer. So when I kept seeing this drink gaining so much hype I thought it looked like drinking a spiked, flavored soda water. To me, drinking an alcoholic LaCroix this summer at the pool just didn’t sound as good as a cold beer. However…

i was w r o n g

Here are the flavors that I had from the variety pack that I drink this past memorial weekend ranked best —> worst.

  1. Lime: This was hands down the best, I’m fairly certain I could have drank a whole case of this stuff because it was wonderful….okay maybe very certain.
  2. Black Cherry: Very good flavor, super light taste and it was my flavor pick of the weekend after all of the Lime White Claws were gone (which was pretty quick I might add.)
  3. Raspberry: Not a huge fan and honestly when this was the only White Claw left I resorted for a beer instead. Other people with me seemed to really like the raspberry flavor though so – to each their own.
  4. Ruby Grapefruit: I just realized that I didn’t try this one! The rest of my girl gang liked this flavor and one even like this one more than the raspberry.

So, if you haven’t tried the trendy White Claw all I have to say, is get on it.

Side note: as the featured image on this post shows, I had my first White Claw…while eating breakfast…but hey it was 11 a.m. and there may have been donuts on the 3 hour car ride that came before (:

Red, white and blue sprinkle donut with cherry icing from LaMar’s Donuts in Lee’s Summit, MO.