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Meringues

White textured bowl with orange rim filled with white meringues in front of a white background on a marbled surface

Meringues are such a delicious, light, and fluffy treat! They’re so easy to make and only need 4 ingredients! There are just two tricky parts about meringues. One is the weather. I know this sounds weird, but it’s true. If it’s too humid out they will come out chewy. But honestly, even the chewy ones taste good! The other tricky part is adding the sugar. You have to add it very slowly to keep them light and airy. Like a cloud!

Top down view of meringues in a white bowl with an orange pattern and orange rim on top of a marbled surface
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Lemon Lavender Marshmallows

Pile of lemon lavender marshmallows on a purple plate on a marbled surface

Did you know marshmallows are super easy to make from scratch? I probably wouldn’t make plain marshmallows from scratch because I’m all about the easiest way possible, and it’s obviously easiest to buy plain ol’ regular marshmallows. For the record, I also hold this opinion about standard pie crusts. But with marshmallows made from scratch, you can make so many different flavors! And I can’t think of a better flavor for spring than Lemon Lavender Marshmallows! These are light and bright and are the perfect flavor to bring spring!

Purple plate of lemon lavender marshmallows over a yellow plate of lemon lavender marshmallows over a blue plate of lemon lavender marshmallows on a marbled surface
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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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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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