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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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Cream Puffs and Eclairs…

Due to Labor Day, I had a lot of time on my hands this past weekend and did a lot of baking. I was inspired by this month’s Daring Bakers challenge and decided to try my hand at making pâte à choux. Some of you may ask…what the hell is pâte à choux? Well basically …

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Awards!!! Two in one week?!?

When I started this blog out of summer boredom, I never thought anyone would ever read it (besides my dad), let alone acknowledge my blog with an award. So I am truly flattered that people take the time to stop by my little place on the internet and actually enjoy what they read and see. …

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Banana Bread…

I had four really brown (disgusting) bananas hanging out on my counter which left me with two options a.) throw them in the trash or b.) make something banana-y. I decided to go with the latter and make some bread. I love banana bread especially when it is smeared with some butter. I have tried …

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It’s Tuesday…

This week’s Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe is for Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters chosen by, Stefany, of the blog, Proceed with Caution. I have not made a lot of cookies in recent months, but was happy to try this recipe because I have a thing for peanut butter! After reading the P&Q on …

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Red Velvet Cupcakes…

Cupcakes…you all know I have a thing for them! For some reason they are my go to baking item and they are my favorite thing to decorate! I have been trying to step outside the box and experiment with different flavors, textures, colors, etc. Although I have made this red velvet recipe once before, I …

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My New Favorite Thing…

Rarely do I make a purchase that I feel compelled to write about on my blog. However, this gorgeous cake stand from The Bees Knees on Etsy is an exception. I browsed the internet for a few days in search of a modern cake stand that would accommodate square cakes and cupcakes, but came up …

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Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte…

Today’s recipe is a really delicious spin on a traditional cheesecake, called a Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte. This dessert has a wonderful cookie crust topped with a velvety layer of cream cheese and cottage cheese. Once you slice into the torte you discover a lovely layer of berry preserves tucked underneath the cream cheese …

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More Cupcakes…

With fall quickly approaching, I have had the desire to start making things like pumpkin rolls, apple pie and carrot cake. However, I decided to fight the urge a little while longer and make some summer inspired cupcakes. I saw a recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes on the Bon Appétit website and knew I had …

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