Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiked Cream Cheese and Coffee Frosting

An easy (from a mix) cupcake but wait to you get a load of this frosting. Whip some up for the holidays. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiked Cream Cheese and Coffee Frosting

Baking Cakes in Kigali

For this round of Cook the Books, we traveled to Kigali to bake cakes with Angel in Gaile Parkin’s novel. I tried my best to bake colorful cupcakes that would make Angel proud. Keep reading to judge for yourself. . . . → Read More: Baking Cakes in Kigali

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

You may have surmised from my recent OCD posts that I am a bit competitive.    No, really, I am.  🙂

Well, one of The Hubs’ colleagues at work has a girlfriend who runs a cupcake catering business.   Her cupcakes are sublime.   We have tasted many at different company functions and even purchased others from her . . . → Read More: Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Dark Sweet Cherry Cupcakes with Amaretto Buttercream . . . → Read More: Cherry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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