Ingredient: vanilla
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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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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Cupcakes

Hard Cider Cupcakes

I love that hard ciders are so widely available these days. Cider is such a great fall flavor and goes well with so many other fall flavors.  And now you can even get different seasonal cider flavors year round!  For this recipe I used the Original Angry Orchard, but I look forward to experimenting with other cider flavors and other cider recipes with these flavors! Continue Reading