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Lily Cupcakes

The day before Derby is known as Oaks Day, and the Oaks race is the big race for female horses. People get all done up in lots of pink, and there’s a big fashion show, and it’s a super fun day! And just like the Derby has the Mint Julep, the Oaks has the Lily.  In my personal opinion, the Lily is a far superior drink to the Mint Julep. It’s cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, and sweet and sour. Not too sweet, but just sweet enough.

I love the look of a zested orange!

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Mint Julep Balls

Happy Derby Day!!!  Nothing like getting a Derby recipe up ON Derby Day! This is the third Derby themed dessert I tested before I finally got a successful recipe. But it doesn’t have to be Derby to enjoy these little guys!


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Irish Coffee Cake

When we lived in Louisville, the St. Patrick’s Day parade day was one of my favorite days of the year.  It seems like everyone in the city comes out for that parade. And to make it even more fun, it usually coincides with March Madness basketball, which is such a big deal in Louisville.  Here in Boston, the parade is much larger, usually much colder, and I hear it’s a bit rowdier. I have yet to attend a Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade, but it seems like quite the event!

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Strawberries & Champagne Nutella Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

I love Valentine’s Day! I know it’s known as a “Hallmark Holiday,” but I love a holiday about LOVE!  Growing up, Valentine’s Day was the holiday where my parents would hide candy and cards all over the house, and all day my brother and I would continue to find new surprises.  It was one of my favorite holiday traditions and one I try to continue with my husband and dogs each year. (Yes, my dogs get treats too!) Continue Reading

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Boston Lager Super Bowl Cupcakes

I am not a New England Patriots fan, but I live in Boston where making that statement is frowned upon. (My husband is already not happy with this post!!!)  This will be my third Super Bowl since moving to Boston, and the second of those in which the Patriots are playing.  So although I am not a fan, it is only right that my Super Bowl dessert is inspired by the Patriots.

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