Boozy Brown Butter Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream

Ridiculous. That’s my 4 year old’s new favorite word. She calls everyone ” ridiculous” these days. Pretty funny if you ask me. Cracks me up when kids use big words, even more so when they use them in the correct context. Since its full blown pumpkin everything baking season I am adding in my second […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

I saw this on Pinterest a couple weeks ago and was dying laughing, because its true!!  September 1st hits and regardless that most of the country is still in 90-100 deg weather, its bring on the fall baking. Nothing better than heating up the inside of the house to hotter than what it still is […]

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Homemade Gluten Free “All purpose” flour blend

It seems more and more people are turning to a gluten free lifestyle these days. Many have celiac diease, where their body can’t process gluten and it makes them very sick. Others find they feel better in general on a wheat free diet, and some, like myself, just like the variety in ones diet. Variety […]

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Grilled Veggie Chicken Tortilla Soup

“Soup’s not a meal” – Bania, from ‘Seinfeld’ It is if its this soup. I freaking love tortilla soup. In fact, I “judge” any good Mexican restaurant on how good their tortilla soup is. And when I find a place that has a good one, I try to tweak my own recipe to try to […]

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Simple Roast Chicken

Simple Roast Chicken Or salt and pepper chicken as my kids call it. I love to roast a whole chicken. In fact, I roast one almost weekly. That’s how much I love it. So many people are scared to cook a whole chicken, already cut and prepared parts are less intimidating I suppose, but roasting […]

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Afternoon Painting Project for kids

I am a bona fide Pinterest addict and I think its a wonderful place to get ideas for afternoon projects for my kids. I have pinned so many ideas that I will be posting them here as my kids finish them. So many creative ideas to choose from. I think its also a valuable resource […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Hi-Hat Cupcakes

There is just really something fun with  Hi-Hat cupcakes. The idea of a chocolate dipped cupcake with a mountain of frosting underneath sounds ridiculous and overly decadent at the same time. My kind of cupcake! Since the majority of my cupcakes go with the hubs to work, his co-workers are starting to find which ones […]

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Fondant Hibiscus Cupcakes ( tutorial)

I LOVE Hawaii and anything to do with Hawaii so I am always looking for neat things to make that look, well, Hawaiian. I was looking at hibiscus cakes a while ago and came across this gorgeous Hibiscus Cake on Flickr and fell in LOVE with it. The flat hibiscus fondant (or gum paste) decos […]

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Pumpkin whoopie pies with cinnamon cream cheese filling

It’s that time of year – fall baking!! Bring on the pumpkin! There is something about pumpkin baked goods that are especially yummy during the fall.   I normally make relatively healthy items with pumpkin like my oatmeal pumpkin pancakes, or whole wheat pumpkin protein muffins. But I have been wanting to jump on the […]

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Best Ever Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

I figured I should start transferring my recipes from my old blog over here to their new home and what better way to start that off with my favorite, my own best ever chocolate cupcakes recipe. This was a couple years in the making, always trying and adapting recipes searching for that perfect recipe. Dense, […]

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