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Hard Cider Cupcakes

I love that hard ciders are so widely available these days. Cider is such a great fall flavor and goes well with so many other fall flavors.  And now you can even get different seasonal cider flavors year round!  For this recipe I used the Original Angry Orchard, but I look forward to experimenting with other cider flavors and other cider recipes with these flavors! Continue Reading

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Fluff Festival

I’ve lived in Boston for about 2 years now, and I just recently discovered that Marshmallow Fluff was invented here! Well…Somerville to be exact.  And not only that, but there is an annual Fluff Festival, complete with a cooking contest!

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Of course I had to enter, and I had so many flavor ideas! Eventually I settled on a sweet potato and maple bourbon dessert. The week before the recipe was due to the Festival, I got sick and knew I wasn’t going to be able to test recipes all week as planned.  I considered not entering the contest, but ended up submitting a recipe at the last minute.  I didn’t win, but I am so glad I didn’t bail on the contest, and I am thrilled with how this dessert turned out!  A little bit of southern and a little bit of Massachusetts: sweet potato cupcakes with a marshmallow ganache and maple bourbon marshmallow frosting!

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