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Miniature Nutella Cakes…

I was bored this weekend and decided to throw something together that utilized a boxed cake mix. I have quite a few of these in pantry, but they rarely get any love…I just buy them because they’re on sale (it’s a compulsion of sorts). I also had new mini bundt pans that were begging to …

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Cinnamon Swirl Cupcakes…

I have a mild obsession with cupcakes…I love to bake them and I am always searching for new flavor combinations to experiment with. I had Monday off of work so I went into my kitchen and tried my hand at creating a cinnamon swirl cupcake. Originally I was going to use Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for …

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Chocolate Amaretti Torte

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a 15 Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte and was chosen by Holly of Phe/MOM/enon. I could not find the cookies that Dorie recommended, but I did come across some delightful Amaretti Cookies in the gourmet foods section of TJ Maxx. This torte is definitely super easy to make …

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A Delicious Double Dose…

Today’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for Blueberry Crumb Cake was chosen by Sihan of Befuddlement. I like blueberries, but only in their firm, slightly sour state…meaning I am not a huge fan of a mushy berry. I am also not a fan of frozen fruit unless it’s going into a smoothie, so I was a …

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Oreo Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but Oreo cookies rank high on my list of fattening sweet treats. There is something about the crisp chocolate cookie sandwiched together with a yummy vanilla cream that makes me drool a little! In fact, I find it hard to even have them in the house. I truly love them, …

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A Coconut Cream Dream…

As all of you know, baking supplies/ingredients hit super low prices during the holidays. This can make people like me go a tad bit crazy and a tad bit overboard. Now seriously…can someone explain my compulsive behavior that led to a gazillion cans of evaporated milk, shredded coconut out the wazoo and enough pumpkin to …

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One Very Tiny Cake…

This week, I made cupcakes for the boyfriend’s co-workers. I used the Hershey’s recipe from the back of the cocoa powder can and topped them with Buttercream Dream frosting. I had a little batter left over, so I spooned it into a 4 inch springform pan and baked until it passed the toothpick test. The …

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Tiramisu Layer Cake

In my opinion, it is a bit early to start Christmas baking, so I am in a slight baking rut. When this happens I usually browse tastespotting or foodgawker, but sometimes I just do random google searches. Through one of these rut removal searches, I came across a recipe for a Tiramisu Layer Cake. Now, …

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Happy Turkey Day…

If these photos look a little different, it’s because I decided to go back to the basics. Honestly I did this because my house was a freaking mess due to Thanksgiving and I refused to clutter it up anymore with a bunch a camera equipment. I missed the basic level of food photography…no fancy lights, …

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Kugel…what?

Kugel…what? That is exactly what I said to myself when I spotted this recipe on the TwD site. This was yet another one of Dorie’s desserts that I have never heard of…do I live under a rock or am I lacking the in the area of cultural exploration? Luckily I have google at my at …

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The Perfect Party Cake

One of my great friends celebrated her birthday this past Saturday and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to tackle my fear of cakes. I have no idea why cakes intimidate me so much, but they do…big time! I keep meaning to take the Wilton cake decorating classes at Michael’s, but …

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Mocha Cupcakes…

I was sent a cake recipe via email from a friend. She proclaimed this to be better than Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake, which was my current fave. This is a basic yellow cake from the cookbook, Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America. Since this friend is such a tough critic, I …

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