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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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Drunk

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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Bars

COCOAnut Mini Egg Easter Basket Treats

Don’t be confused by the name – this is Cocoa Pebbles and coconut.  No nuts!

My family is Jewish so I never got Easter baskets as a child, but I always LOVED Easter candy.  Still do!  My favorites have always been Cadbury Creme Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs.  THE. BEST.  Unfortunately, the timing of Easter often coincides with Passover and the Passover dietary laws prohibit Easter candy…okay, not specifically Easter candy, but corn syrup is a no-no. Not only can you not eat it, but you can’t even have it in your house.

so thick!

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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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Cakes

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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