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    USC Cupcakes

Eggs “Bunnydict” For Easter Brunch

Are you an Easter brunch type of person or the 2:00 PM lunch-ish kind of person?  Either way, I’ve got a cute idea for a take on Eggs Benedict that I’m calling “Eggs Bunnydict” and it can be made ahead, reheated and assembled just before serving. This idea came to me because I had once spent hours poaching eggs for brunch and then everyone called in sick and no one came. Although you can cook poached eggs the day before… [Read More]

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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe In All The Land!

Hello! I hadn’t planned on posting today but then I found out it’s National Chocolate Cake Day!  I love this country and I love you and only want the best for you! If you didn’t catch this recipe the first time, here it is in all it’s blue ribbon winning glory and chocolaty goodness! “The Best Ever – Blue Ribbon Winning – Chocolate Layer Cake – In All The Land”! Now go forth and bake making your friends and family… [Read More]

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French Macaron Class at The Sweet and Saucy Shop

You might call them French Macarons but in my kitchen I call them “macs”. I recently took my third workshop on how to make the airy yet chewy sweet delicacies.  Did I really need another class? Maybe not but I find classes fun, I always learn something new and this was the best class I’ve taken on making the mysterious macs and actually the best baking class I’ve ever taken! It was at the Sweet and Saucy Shop in Long… [Read More]

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Happy 2016 Update

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was very nice – boys home, family for dinner, all healthy, and a new MacBook Pro which I’m finding difficult to transition to from two decades of using a PC.  I’m selling more images through Getty Images and wanted some better resolution than what I was working on. I don’t even know the name of the screen I had on my old laptop but the screen looks different at every… [Read More]

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Deck The Holiday Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

To me there is no flavor and aroma that says Christmas more than gingerbread baking. It’s so welcoming with it’s warm fragrant spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. It’s another baking memory I have growing up. My mom would make gingerbread for a Sunday dinner from a boxed mix along with an envelope of Dream Whip. Try not to judge. It was the 60’s and boxed mixes, cans and frozen vegetable medleys meant your mom was the modern, groovy… [Read More]

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Spritz Christmas Cookies – Dipped and Delish!

When I was a little girl, about eye level with the table, I remember my mom making spritz cookies for Christmas. They seemed like so much effort for such a small cookie – filling up the copper colored aluminum tube, turning the nob that screwed the plunger down to push the dough through the tube and shaped discs.  Problem was you never knew how much dough was coming out – were you turning the knob too much or too little? … [Read More]

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Colonial Williamsburg Sweet Potato Muffins

This recipe for sweet potato muffins for Thanksgiving reminds me of my friend, Suzi.  Not that she would bake a sweet potato for the pulpy goodness to make the muffins but because she would open a can of sweet potatoes to make them.  She once said to me she had to go to the store to buy all her canned goods for Thanksgiving.  Apparently, according to Suzi, I looked at her in apparent disbelief and horror and exclaimed, “What on… [Read More]

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Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Is there really anything left to say after a title like that?  I tend to get ahead of myself when cream cheese is involved and a full moon is on the horizon but before we dive into mini cupcakes that are rich with warm spicy flavors and the subtle nutty texture of pecans where a dollop of sweet cream cheese frosting sits pretty, I want to share with you what made these cupcakes so enjoyable to make and so very… [Read More]

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Dressing Up Your Halloween Drinks

“Where can a nice ghoul go to get a drink?”  Right here!  Whether it be alcoholic or not (can’t believe I offered an option) I’ve got a couple easy ideas to make your Halloween drinks fun with a few Wilton Halloween products. I’m not normally a blood n’ guts Halloween enthusiast but I don’t mind a little faux A positive for festive effect especially when it’s sparkly.  It’s just friendlier that way.  I found this over-sized bowl at Kohl’s and… [Read More]

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Ghost Petit Fours for A Halloween Party

Boo! Do you believe in Ghost Petit Fours? I do! And if you do too I’ve got a quick and easy tutorial for you that’s perfect for a little treat this Halloween. These little bite-sized treats are literally a piece of cake with a smooth glaze coating and are a perfect baking project for beginning bakers and sweet decorators.  They start with a very cool and versatile Breakfast Bites baking pan by Wilton. Although I immediately thought of the Ghost… [Read More]

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