A good day in my book consists of quality time with my favorite people and/or time spent doing any one of my favorite things. On this windy February Sunday, I got to partake in a few of my favorite pass-times… baking, photography, writing and gardening. It was a good day. 🙂 I’m sure I’ve mentioned … Continue reading
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Strangers are Friends Waiting to Happen!
It’s been 3 years since I’ve written. 3 years. I hope I remember how to do this. 😉 4 years ago this past June, I searched the inter-webs for a Mobile Groomer. My gentle-giant of a cat Andy, weighing in at 18 lbs needed a good grooming and my vet office at the time would … Continue reading
Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!
I offered to make cupcakes for a family memorial reception last weekend. Little did I know at the time what I was getting myself into. It wasn’t the act of picking up the necessities, planning the “cupcake menu” or even making the cupcakes that was an issue. It was the storm that hit before the … Continue reading
Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Sundaes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream!
When I was a little girl, I attended a going away party for another little girl whose mom made ice cream cone cupcakes. Cupcakes baked inside an ice cream cone. Genius!! I remember thinking then what a cool idea that was. Although I don’t remember the specifics of whether the cupcakes were white or chocolate or … Continue reading
Chocolate Cake ~ Part II
Due to popular demand, I’ve been given the go ahead to share the recipe from my previous post, Chocolate Cake! Trust me when I say this is a must try!! Seriously. And quite honestly, this recipe is too easy and over-the-top delicious, not to try! Go thru your cupboards and throw away any boxed chocolate cake mixes … Continue reading
Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!
When I think of S’Mores, I think of camping. When I think of camping, I think of my last camping trip about 3 years ago. One hot June weekend I went camping at Casini Ranch, about 45 minutes away located on the Russian River. We had the perfect site. Close to the river, but not on the … Continue reading
Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes!!
Who loves peanut butter and chocolate??? Raising my hand high, I DO!! I DO!!! 🙂 With 4th of July upon us, many are preparing for BBQ’s, pool parties, picnics and family outings to celebrate. If you’re looking for a delicious twist on an old-time American classic, the brownie, give these heavenly confections a try! These … Continue reading
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes!
Summer is almost here!! You know what that means?!? BBQ’s, backyard Luaus and parties at the park! I have a hard time showing up somewhere empty-handed. Even if it’s not a requirement to bring something. Add to that the pressure I put upon myself to bring something different. Something those I’m sharing with may not … Continue reading
Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream
I’ve been intimidated to make a from scratch cake. Both my mom and I tried our hands at true homemade from scratch cakes last year and we each bombed. Severely. Neither one of us have been quick to give it another go. Until now. I ran across a quote this week that read, “successful people replace the words like “wish”, “try” … Continue reading
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes!
Somebody stop me! No really, STOP ME!! Stop my brain from over-thinking and stop this overwhelming desire to bake! I’d even settle for a scale back. Baking off homemade goodies every other week, opposed to EVERY week would be a good start! I’m sure some of my friends are tired of sampling the variety of … Continue reading