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Ghirardelli Dipped Hearts

Ghirardelli Dipped Hearts

We are on a bit of a dipping role around here. It all started with my trip to San Francisco a few weeks ago. Seeing as how my little sister is going to SFU, we tend to visit San Fran quite often. One of my obligatory stops is the Ghirardelli Outlet in Oakland. You can […]

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Cranberry Mousse Cake and Giveaway #8!

Cranberry Mousse Cake and Giveaway #8!

Thank you all for your kind words regarding my break. We had a wonderful warm (85 degrees) Christmas in which we welcomed to new members to our family- Brownie the kitten and Frosty the snake. I hope you all had a great holiday too! I made this cake a while ago thinking it would be […]

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Ginger Carrot Muffins with Dulce de Leche

Ginger Carrot Muffins with Dulce de Leche

As you may know from my last post, I tend to over buy fresh veggies and herbs. I am constantly throwing out bunches of cilantro, killing every basil plant I get my hands on, and trying to use shriveled up ginger roots. Well no more I say! I have recently discovered Dorot’s frozen garlic and […]

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Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

I was strolling through Trader Joe’s the other day when I came across their Gluten Free Flour. I have previously bad experiences with some other brands being a bit too potato-y flavored so I was hesitant. But I bought it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The cupcakes were extremely moist and there […]

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Earth Day Ice Cream Flower Pots

Earth Day Ice Cream Flower Pots

Happy Earth Day, YAY! When I was 9 years old, my mother made these for my birthday party. I have loved them ever since, but hadn’t made these for my own kids until today. They were chomping at the bits while I made and photographed these. I was not very happy with the way the […]

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Coconut Lover Cupcakes

Coconut Lover Cupcakes

  Next weekend I will be attending The Big Traveling Potluck. Although the meals will be catered (I think), they asked everyone to sign up to bring cupcakes, appetizer or cookies for a specific day. Let me tell you about this event. There were only 75 tickets available, and at least half of these tickets […]

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Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

  I am happy to announce that I have overcome my deep seeded obsession of cupcake liners. While baking these cupcakes today, I realized that my once ridiculous amount of cupcake liners has dwindled down to next to nothing. For the first time in years, I had to resort to lining my pans with plain […]

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Banana Cupcakes and a new take on Sugar Free

Banana Cupcakes and a new take on Sugar Free

This past weekend was Baby Ben’s 1st birthday. With my two older children, their 1st birthday was always full of joy. Ben’s birthday, however, was different. I kept having this bittersweet feeling. I was excited that he was getting older (such a fun age right now!) but at the same time I was a bit […]

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