liz’s bday cupcakes: b52

Liz, my friend of 12 years, and I have reconnected through Facebook recently. Her best friends and daughter coordinated a surprise birthday party for her and amazingly enough, it worked. She was totally… Continue reading

msc: triple citrus cupcakes

Marthe from Culinairy Delights chose Triple Citrus Cupcakes on page 64 which was fitting for a delightful summer dessert. Combining lime, lemon, and orange zest into the mixing bowl was intense . .… Continue reading

pina colada cupcakes

Every summer I throw a BBQ party for close friends. This year, the theme was tiki. We played limbo, wore colorful leis, drank mai tais, and ate pina colada cupcakes. The cupcakes were… Continue reading

msc: no flourless chocolate cupcakes. vanilla cupcakes instead.

I didn’t stay in the spirit of making the *assigned* flourless chocolate cupcakes chosen by Miss Fab Bella Baker because I was too occupied with baking red velvet and vanilla cupcakes for a… Continue reading

happy july 4th and USA world cup cupcakes

I hosted a last-minute World Cup soccer party last weekend with a handful of friends for the USA v. Ghana game. This game was a big deal to us because the USA team… Continue reading

msc: strawberry cupcakes

 What better way to *almost* welcome summer than bake strawberry cupcakes? Thanks to Sherry from Sherry Starts Cooking for selecting this month’s delightful recipe.  Living in California definitely has its own advantages; especially… Continue reading

twd resignation as of March 16, 2010

Effective as of March 16, 2010, I have officially resigned from the Tuesdays with Dorie (“TWD”) baking group. I had a wonderful tenure of over a year, experimenting with different recipes and enjoying my… Continue reading

msc: lemon meringue cupcakes

Megan from My Baking Adventures chose Lemon Meringue Cupcakes on page 142 for the month of March. I have never added lemon curd to a a lemon cupcake recipe before. What a great idea. I used Trader… Continue reading

twd: my best chocolate chip cookies

Umm, don’t let the title fool you. This is Dorie’s best chocolate chip cookies and not mine. Kait of Kait’s Plate selected My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies on page 68 and of course I… Continue reading

happy fat tuesday: king cakes

I was in New Orleans to watch Super Bowl XLIV and it was the best celebration on Bourbon Street to date. While I was there, I had my first taste of authentic New… Continue reading