Oreo Cupcakes

Somehow I ended up promising my students I’d make cupcakes for Open House. I’m not sure how that happened, but I guess it’s a good sign that the persuasive writing techniques I’ve been teaching them weren’t falling on deaf ears (or maybe I volunteered because I saw a golden […]

Dark chocolate mocha cupcakes with coffee buttercream

I wasn’t going to bake for a few weeks. I made those Double Ginger Cookies a few days ago, ate way too many of them, and realized it would probably be best for that marathon I’m running (in 11 days. OMG.) if I didn’t go crazy with sugar for […]

Turtle Cupcakes

No, not the candy with caramel and nuts, the animal! I work in an after school program for kindergartners, and they’ve had a pretty intense fascination with turtles lately. I guess I can’t really blame them. Turtles are cool. Especially when they’re made out of frosting! These were a […]

Blueberry Cupcakes

Sometimes I have a really hard time deciding what kind of cupcakes to make. There are just too many options out there, and it kind of stresses me out, so I tend to just go with basic chocolate or vanilla. It absolutely thrills me when someone requests a flavor […]

Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I didn’t set out to do a yellow cake recipe comparison, but when my first batch of cupcakes had an odd crumb and tasted like cake mix, I wanted to find a better recipe and see what it was that made the first recipe so poor. The first recipe […]

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

When I found out my former roommate and sorority grand-big-sis was engaged, I was obviously really excited for her. When she asked me to make the cupcakes for her wedding, I got even more excited. This weekend she and her fiance came to my town to do some wedding […]

Strawberry Cupcakes

It seems like every morning I wake up, look out the window, and fall in love with California all over again. Where else do you get sunny, seventy degree days in the middle of January and a summer and fall free of hurricanes or tornadoes? Yes, we miss out […]

Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes

I think my sister likes to bake even more than I do, so when she was in town for a few days, cupcake-making had to be on the agenda. Although she doesn’t like coconut, she figured this recipe would be a crowd-pleaser and it definitely was! I was a […]

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

oreo cheesecake

I may spend the majority of my time in the kitchen figuring out how to pack lots of vegetables, whole grains, and legumes into a simple yet flavorful dinner, but I can’t pretend that packaged food never makes an appearance in our house. There’s just something about Oreos I […]

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

I am one of those people that will find a song I like and play it until I literally cannot stand to hear it another time. It usually entails about a month of constant play, during which time Mike reminds me dozens of times that I’d be able to […]

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