msc: gingerbread cupcakes . . . really?!

Thank you to one of my dearest blogging friends, Kayte from Grandma’s Kitchen Table for choosing the Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cookie Cutouts on page 246. I was excited to make these since I… Continue reading

no twd: rosy poached pear and pistachio tart

Awww, sorry Miss Lauren of I’ll Eat You, but I was hoping that this week’s recipe challenge would be easy. Unfortunately, I don’t have pears or pistachios lying around and  the recipe does… Continue reading

msc bonus: applesauce spice cupcakes

The wonderful Miss Sherry of Sherry Starts Cooking suggested a bonus round and picked Applesauce-Spice Cupcakes on page 55. I have not used applesauce in dessert recipes before, but I have heard great… Continue reading

twd: apple crisp

Again, another great fall dessert, Em of The Repressed Pastry Chef selected Cran-Apple Crisps on page 422 but I am one of the few people who do not like cranberry unless it’s in… Continue reading

msc: candied sweet potato cupcakes

The lovely Karen from Karen’s Cookies, Cakes, & More chose Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes on page 243 and I was thrilled. Since recently discovering the deliciousness of white sweet potatoes, I had another… Continue reading

twd: sugar-topped molasses spice cookies

Thanks to Pamela of Cookies with Boys for choosing the Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies on pages 76 and 77. What a great recipe for Fall and I was totally in the mood for… Continue reading

twd tweaked: chocolate rum cake with ganache

  How fitting, Ryan and I are both craving chocolate and my New Orleans Saints are playing on Monday Night. Perfect timing. Time to make some chocolate cake. I made so many cupcakes… Continue reading

msc: happy halloween cupcakes

 My friend, Natasha and I hosted a Halloween party last night and I baked some cupcakes for the party. The cupcakes were easy to decorate with the help of candy i.e. gummy worms… Continue reading

twd overhauled double feature: cherry-fudge brownies and cherry-fudge cupcakes

 I have not experimented with cherry and chocolate yet, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do so when April of Short + Rose selected Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte on pages… Continue reading

twd overhauled: white sweet potato cupcakes

I stopped by the Asian supermarket on the way home and instead of regular orange sweet potatoes (aka yams), I found white sweet potatoes. I did not know white sweet potatoes even existed.… Continue reading