Ingredient: vanilla
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

Cookies

Cast Iron Cookie

When my husband and I finally decided to spend our wedding gift cards, probably like 2 years after our wedding, one of our purchases was cast iron skillets.  We got a really large one, and then a smaller 8″ one.  My husband spent a lot of time learning how to care and maintain them and learned that we should have separate cast irons for savory and sweet. We agreed that the large one would be savory and the small one would be sweet.  Because what one person would need more than 8 inches of skillet dessert?  (Oh wait, me. I would.)  Continue Reading

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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