Monthly Archives: February 2011

Late, But Lovely. Mini Vanilla Cupcakes.

I meant to post these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes in time for Valentine’s Day. I made them awhile ago to use up the Raspberry-Rose Buttercream from the French Macarons recipe I wrote about here. My intention was to swirl the buttercream … Continue reading

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Dress Up Dessert With Tuxedo Cake And Tuxedo Strawberries.

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are looking for something sweet to make for dessert tonight (and you start baking now) this cake would surely melt the hearts of everyone you served it to. Or just serve the strawberries because they … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Elmo Cupcakes.

I’m feeling extra good today. I’m wearing my fabulous new boots and smiling back at all of these terrifically cheerful Elmos. I found out about the boots over here when a friend wrote about how much she loved hers. This … Continue reading

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It’s Friday…Sweet. And Sour Popcorn Chicken Stir Fry With Cashews.

I’m not a fan of chicken nuggets, but give me some popcorn chicken any day. My kids were all over this fun stir fry. Me, too!! Here is one of my flight of ideas. Nothing to do with the recipe, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pancakes With Caramel-Coconut Topping

I usually associate pumpkin recipes with the autumn. I have been wanting to try these pancakes forever and didn’t get to it last fall. But you know what? Pumpkin tastes just as good in February and even better when there … Continue reading

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Meet My Minions. Overall(s) The Cutest Cupcakes.

Last Monday my son asked if I could bake cupcakes for him to bring into school on Friday for his half birthday. Sure! We decided on Minion Cupcakes because those adorable, yellow fellows from ‘Despicable Me’ are so irresistable. I … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Brownie Candy Cups.

If you’re looking for something fast and easy to make, these are really delicious. Brownie Candy Cups Ingredients: 1 package Duncan Hines Chocolate Lovers Double Fudge Brownie Mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 36 mini Reese’s … Continue reading

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A Quiet Kitchen. At Least There Are Salted Caramel Bars.

My music hosting site is still experiencing difficulty, so no music today. But, a really delicious dessert can almost make up for the silence. Happy Friday! Salted Caramel Bars Ingredients: 10 Tbs butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt … Continue reading

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Ooh La La! French Macarons With Raspberry-Rose Buttercream.

Recently my daughter needed to make a French recipe to share with her French class at school. We decided to have a go at making macarons and I am so glad that we did. French style macaroons, or ‘macarons’ en … Continue reading

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