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Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pupcakes

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pupcakes stacked on top of a gold wire rack on top of a marbled surface

THIS POST CONTAINS DOG PHOTOS! I thought that might get your attention. My dog, Gizmo, has a birthday coming up at the end of the month. I love to celebrate his birthday by spoiling him with special birthday treats, most often homemade cupcakes, which I like to refer to as pupcakes! There are so many different dog-friendly cupcakes (though always check with your vet before giving your dog people-foods) and my dogs like them all. This particular recipe is for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pupcakes.

Small Yorkie Chihuahua mix dog about to eat a peanut butter pumpkin sweet potato pupcake off of a marbled surface
Gizmo was an excellent taste tester!
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Cupcakes

Guinness Black Currant Cupcakes

side view of guinness and black currant cupcake in a basketball themed cupcake wrapper on a gold wire rack on a marbled surface

I’ve never been much of a beer drinker. I just don’t care for the bitterness. I’ve also never been to Ireland, though I’m dying to go! I’ve heard from many friends who have visited that Guinness from the source itself tastes so much better than the Guinness they serve in the U.S. Because Guinness is particularly bitter, an acquired taste, it’s apparently also common for college kids and tourists to add black currant juice to the beer to make it more palatable.

Top down view of a guinness and black currant cupcake on a gold wire rack on a marbled surface
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Cookies

Sangria Hamentaschen

A pile of sangria hamentaschen sangria hamentashen on a white marble surface with spatters of filling on the marble

Growing up Jewish, we always had Hamentaschen after Purim services. They were always filled with boring flavors, my least favorite of which happened to be the most common – poppyseed. I remember all the adults loved the poppyseed ones, and they are the traditional flavor, but who wants a pie crust filled with poppyseed? Certainly not me! The others were filled with various flavors of fruit jams, but they were just basic, boring jam flavors. Every now and then there was a chocolate-filled option, and in all honesty, that was the only one worth eating. Until now. Because I’ve created a jam filling that will up your hamentaschen game: Sangria Hamentaschen!

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Pies

Margarita Meringue Pie

a fork piercing a slice of margarita meringue pie on a round white plate

I have so much egg white in my fridge right now. It seems like so many of my recipes call for egg yolks that I’ve just been collecting egg whites. I don’t want to waste them, but I don’t know what to do with them other than making meringue. There are so many delicious things to do with meringue, but after a long train of thought, I determined that the best way to use meringue is in a margarita meringue pie! And I have to admit, I was right.

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Cheesecakes

Milk Punch Cheesecakes

Milk Punch cheesecakes on a gold plate topped with gold, purple, and green sprinkles

Mardis Gras is one of those holidays that seems more fun to me from afar. I love the colors and sparkle and immense joy that shines through the photos, and I absolutely love New Orleans, but I’m just not a fan of crowds. I would rather visit New Orleans when I can get to lots of restaurants and try all the food, and not be limited by crowds and chaos. Since I love the idea of Mardi Gras, even though I’ve never been, I thought it would be fun to bring you a Mardis Gras recipe!

A single Milk Punch cheesecake topped with gold, purple, and green sprinkles, with gold and green mardis gras beads in the background
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