cupcakes

baked

On Halloween, my cat turned 10 years old. My 3 year old niece thought throwing a birthday party for “the kitty,” as she likes to call Eleanor, was a great idea. Since we had the idea, I’d been trying to figure out how exactly you throw a party for a cat. I mean, the cat [...]

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Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]

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Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

by Sara on March 7, 2011

Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe has been a thorn in my side. About this time last year, my mom was watching a morning talk show that featured Paula Deen as a guest. Paula mentioned that she had partnered with Philly Cream Cheese for this contest they called “The Real Women of Philadelphia.” They challenged women to develop recipes [...]

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Bakery Style Frosting

by Sara on February 12, 2011

valentine

I’ve mentioned before my love of frosting, especially frosting from certain bakeries. I was never sure quite what they did; I knew it wasn’t a meringue style buttercream, but it also didn’t taste like the homemade buttercream I make (butter plus confectioners’ sugar). No, their frosting is bright white. I knew from experience that making [...]

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