Ingredient: espresso powder
Cupcakes

Fiery Chocolate Cupcakes

I have never been a fan of spicy foods. I don’t understand why people want to eat foods that cause physical pain.  But recently I discovered that often those spicy foods also have a really delicious flavor. I decided I needed to build my tolerance to spice because I am missing out on so many amazing foods and flavors by avoiding it.

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Brownies

Better Than Box Mix Brownies

Better than Box Brownies

I finally found it.  My whole entire life I did not think it was possible to make brownies from scratch that taste better than brownies from a box mix.  Box mix brownies are so ooey and gooey and fudgy and just plain perfect.  I also happen to be particularly good at making box mix brownies.  They’re one of the best things I make. Continue Reading

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Pies

Mocha Meringue Pie

Pies are hard.  I envy bakers who have mastered making pies.  Any recipe that I can’t sneak a taste of before I serve it makes me nervous.  And with pies that have to cool before you cut them, it’s so hard to know if they’re done enough. When I created this recipe, I based the cook time on the cook time of a standard lemon meringue pie. When it came out of the oven, the meringue looked beautiful…

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