Ingredient: sugar
Cupcakes

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

Cupcakes

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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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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Fudge

Hot Cocoa Fudge

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love hot cocoa.  It doesn’t just taste like chocolate – it has it’s own unique flavor that you immediately recognize as soon as you taste it. There are so many hot chocolate desserts out there, and while they are chocolatey and delicious, they don’t taste like hot chocolate.  But this fudge tastes just like hot cocoa!

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Breads

Chai Loaves

One of my favorite things in cold, snowy weather is chai.  It’s so comforting and warm and delicious!  I only started drinking coffee in recent years, so a chai was my coffee shop go-to for the longest time.  When we were first relocating to Boston and did not yet have internet in the apartment, I spent a lot of time at a local coffee shop in my neighborhood drinking chai after chai while working.  That coffee shop has the best chai: it’s so light and foamy and delicious! Continue Reading