Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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There’s no crazy like 8th-grade-with-7-days-of-school-left crazy.  These kids are wired.  I wish I could share their enthusiasm, but it’s hard to get excited about summer when it never gets above 65 degrees, and summer means thick fog all day and every day.  I’m soooo over it. Fortunately, I have [...]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

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I guess no news is good news when it comes to hip x-rays. Technically, the no news was that the x-ray looked normal, which means the bone and the hardware are fine. I spent a very painful half hour with my foam roller this evening and everything’s feeling a [...]

Chocolate-Almond-Coconut Cupcakes

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Oh look, more running and more cupcakes! I kicked off Big Sur Marathon training with a 15.27 mile run on Sunday. I spent a lot of the run in Golden Gate Park, thinking with every step how grateful I am to have this amazing place to run just a [...]

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

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Courtney is a Facebook and blogging friend that I’ve never met in real life, but I’m SO excited to be a part of a virtual baby shower in honor of the little girl she’s expecting next month! (Thanks for hosting, Josie!) It took me forever to decide what to [...]

Eggnog Cupcakes

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This weekend wasn’t just about running, even though that consumed a lot of it. We also went to the oh-so-festive tree lot at the Target parking lot to get our Christmas tree! There was a lengthy discussion about whether a Noble or a Douglas was better (my family always gets [...]

Buttermilk Genoise Cupcakes with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

This probably means my weekends are lame, but one of the highlights of this past one was finding big containers of fresh raspberries at the store (another was finishing a hat I was knitting for the baby… yes I’m 86 years old). As soon as I got them home [...]

Glazed Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Candied Lemon Peel

My little sister came to visit for this fabulous 3-day weekend, and even though I was sick part of the time, we made the most it with a LOT of good food, a great run, and a batch of cupcakes. I got these last weekend but the week went [...]

Maple Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

I recently discovered there is an AMAZING cake decorating supply store about a mile from my house. I’m going to need to find some serious self-control so that I don’t end up spending every paycheck there, but I stopped in this weekend and was amazed by the variety of [...]

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

You know those articles about people who find their dream job and get to spend every day doing what they love? I thought it was all just a bunch of crap, until I got this job. Yes, teaching middle school definitely has its moments, but I honestly feel like [...]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Two of my favorite things about visiting my parents are my mom’s fully stocked pantry for baking and my dad’s willingness to run with me (pretty much any distance and at any time of day!) My parents had a stack of Listener magazines sitting on their coffee table, and [...]

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