Ingredient: baking powder
Cupcakes

Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea Cupcakes

Happy summer!  I am so glad summer is finally here.  My favorite thing about summer is the abundance of fruit.  I get so burnt out on apples in the fall and winter, so when the bright, colorful fruits start popping up I get so excited.  One of my favorite summer flavors is peach.

I created this cupcake a few years back for a good friend’s birthday. Her favorite beverage is a bourbon peach sweet tea (I’m from the south!) and I decided to recreate that drink as a cupcake.  Continue Reading

Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies

So I know these National food days get out of hand, but  bear with me here.  Sunday is National German Chocolate Cake.  It’s also my dad’s birthday.  And German Chocolate Cake is his favorite cake.  Is your mind blown?! Mine was.  But maybe that’s because I’ve known his favorite is German Chocolate Cake for a long time, but only recently discovered that the official holiday is on the same day as his birthday! Continue Reading

Donuts

Blackberry Lime Donut

Did you know there is a National Donut (doughnut??) Day?! I’ve always said chocolate chip cookies are my biggest weakness, but donuts are a very close second.  Donuts have really stepped up their game in recent years, with amazing flavors, toppings, sauces, glazes, you name it!  Anyway, today happens to be that very special day.  NATIONAL DONUT DAY!  So I made a donut. Continue Reading

Cupcakes

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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Cupcakes

Thin Mint Cupcakes

Do you guys watch Scandal? I discovered it mid-Season 3 and immediately binge-watched the first two seasons on Netflix (I think I got through them all in, like, 2 weeks) and impatiently waited for the third season to be available for binging.  Once I caught up, I watched weekly…religiously.  I could not get enough.

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