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Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream


Happy Fall everyone! I think I’ve said this before, but I love the flavors of fall: pumpkin, apple, caramel, maple, etc. Everything is so warm and comforting. I have dozens (maybe hundreds) of autumn crafts, recipes, and projects pinned to my Pinterest Boards – things I’m definitely going to get to…someday.

Well, I did come across a great cupcake recipe recently. Not on my Pinterest Boards (where I should have looked), but at I adjusted the recipe a bit, …

Fun with Food – Let Them Eat Cake

potato cake 1

Monday was April Fool’s Day. While it’s not on my list of favorite days, I still wanted to have a little fun.

When my kids walked in from school, I was piping fluffy “icing” on what looked like dessert.

Little did they know, the cake was for dinner.

It was meatloaf.

potato cake 2

Yes, some would say, “That’s so mean.” But my kids got a good laugh, and no worries on the dessert end of things – we had plenty of treats …

Valentine’s Baking – Peanut Butter Blossoms

Valentine’s Day is almost synonymous with baking.  Every year, there is a HUGE bake sale at the elementary school my children attend.  Proceeds go to Arts Week – a week filled with performances and workshops in both visual & performing arts.

Obviously, it’s my duty as a lover of the arts to bake.

This year, I have a double whammy. I happen to be on the Board of a local theater company, and we are staging a Valentine’s themed cabaret: …

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

You know those family recipe books? The ones that distant relatives hound you about for months on end.  Despite all of your great intentions, you find yourself cursing & scrambling at the last minute to send that recipe for chicken pot pie in at the last minute?

You know the ones.  They have no pictures, but they are worth their weight in gold.  The recipes within are pure comfort food, things you grew up with, things you know will be …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Did you know that Wednesday (1/23) was National Pie Day?

Not to be confused with Pi Day (3/14) when I also plan on making pie to celebrate.

Today (1/24) is National Peanut Butter Day.

So, in honor of these two momentous, yet probably overlooked holidays, I bring you Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.  Yes, I promise this is one dessert that absolutely cannot go wrong.  Creamy peanut butter, cookie crust, and chocolate ganache – add some freshly whipped cream to the …