Ingredient: baking powder
Cupcakes

Piña Colada Upside Down Cupcakes

Pina Colada Upside Down Cupcakes

Here in Boston we’re expecting our third nor’easter in a row this week. The first one was all rain, the next one was a few inches of snow, so who knows what to expect this week! But today was spring forward so that means spring is close, right?  Well, I know that Easter is just a few weeks away.  And so is Passover.  Those mean spring, right?! These Piña Colada Upside Down Cupcakes are not Passover friendly (check out my Passover cookie cake inspired by Molly Yeh!), but they are super delicious and they just scream spring! Continue Reading

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Funfetti Hamantaschen

Sprinkles for Funfetti Hamantaschen

I remember making hamentaschen with my mom when I was younger, but I haven’t made them in years because I’m usually not a huge fan of the cookie. For those who don’t know, hamentaschen are triangle shaped cookies that represent the villain, Haman, of the Jewish holiday, Purim. They are usually similar to a shortbread cookie and are filled with a fruit or poppyseed filling.  As a dessert, it’s just never been the type of cookie that excites me.  So I decided to jazz it up and make one that does excite me: Funfetti Hamantaschen! Continue Reading

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Cupcakes

Super Bowl Sam ’76 Cupcakes

Super Bowl Sam 76 Cupcakes decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles and the Patriots logo

Well, another year in Boston and another Super Bowl for the Patriots. This year is an unexciting Super Bowl for me.  I don’t particularly care for either team (sorry fellow Bostonians!) so I may be tuning into the Puppy Bowl instead this year. However, I know there are lots of Pats and Eagles fans out there! I also know there are a lot of people who are going to Super Bowl parties who may want to bring delicious treats!

Super Bowl Sam 76 Cupcakes decorated in green and black sprinkles. Go Eagles! Continue Reading

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Breads

Pumpkin Chai Bread and the Boston Book Festival

Pumpkin Chai Bread

I made this amazing, delicious Pumpkin Chai Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting, and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you at the end of this post, but first I want to tell you a bit about my Saturday morning.  I’d love for you to stick around and read about it, but if you’re just here for the recipe you know where to find it!

Pumpkin Chai Bread Batter

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to listen to a panel at the Boston Book Festival that consisted of Stella Parks from BraveTart and Serious Eats, Karen Akunowicz from Myers+Chang and Top Chef, and Joanne Chang from Myers+Chang and Flour Bakery.  Each of these women have impacted my life in different ways, and seeing them all come together in one panel was a truly amazing experience.

Stella Parks, Karen Akunowicz, and Joanne Chang speaking at the Boston Book Festival Continue Reading

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