Tagged with Dessert

Chocolate Cake!

Chocolate Cake!

Who doesn’t love a good, homemade chocolate cake!? ¬†ūüôā I’ve mentioned it before, but its worth mentioning again… I have come in contact with some of the most amazing people on Instagram. People that I’d probably not cross paths with otherwise for many of them live several hundred miles away. It’s truly¬†amazing how social media … Continue reading

Tis’ the season for S’Mores Cupcakes!

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!!

Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes!!

Who loves peanut butter and chocolate??? Raising my hand high, I DO!! I DO!!! ūüôā 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

Fresh Strawberry Turnovers!!

Fresh Strawberry Turnovers!!

A total impulse buy, Raley’s had 2 lbs of fresh ruby-red California grown strawberries on sale for $4.99 this week.¬† I had to have them! Once I bought them however, I wondered what exactly I was going to do with 2 lbs of strawberries!¬† For a family, this is a no-brainer. But for someone who … Continue reading

Boston Cream Pie CUPCAKES!! :)

Boston Cream Pie CUPCAKES!! :)

What’s better than a Boston Cream Pie!? Boston Cream Pie CUPCAKES of course!!! As Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday¬†nears, what better time to make my dad one of his favorites, Boston Cream Pie! In cupcake form of course! ūüôā Those who have been following for some time know¬†that I haven’t had the best of … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

The official start of summer is just over a week away (June 20th for those keeping track! ;)), yet with 90+ degree weather, one may think it’s already here!¬† The weatherman keeps saying a cool-down is on its way.¬† I don’t consider 2-4 degree drop in temperature a cool-down… [sigh] On these sweltering hot days … Continue reading

Homemade Marshmallows!

Homemade Marshmallows!

Huge marshmallow fan here!¬† HUGE! Marshmallow Peeps, chocolate dipped marshmallows, See’s Scotchmallows, roasted marshmallows, marshmallows straight from the package… should I continue, or do you get the point!?¬† ūüėČ In early May, I spent¬†a gorgeous Saturday¬†afternoon in Sonoma with¬†my two dear friends, Nicole and Tina to celebrate Nicole’s Birthday. We spent the afternoon shopping and … Continue reading

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes!

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

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!

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