Day at the Beach Cupcakes

August 11, 2011
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“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” is a famous quote attributed to Mark Twain and often bantered about in regards to the bizarre weather in my new hometown. Well it turns out that Mark Twain never said that. In fact no one really knows who first threw that little […]

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Mint Julep Cupcakes

September 23, 2010
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The first thing that came to mind as I topped these cupcakes with their frizzy hats of mint was that I’d obviously just baked an edible version of the Truffula Tress from The Lorax. Which makes these appear child-friendly but since they’re doused in booze it’s probably best if you save this recipe for a […]

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Chocolate-Oatmeal Cupcakes With Maple-Bacon Butter Cream

February 22, 2009
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My friend Anna instant messaged me on Wednesday afternoon to let me know that a co-worker had found a recipe for bacon cupcakes in The New York Times. Anna really wanted to make them for a brunch party she was attending on Sunday morning. The only problem was that the recipe was giving her serious […]

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Orange Frosted Pumpkin Muffins

September 22, 2008

Happy first day of fall! I’m sure most of you aren’t feeling very excited about this change, especially if you reside in New England like I do.  The onset of Fall means that sunblock, bathing suits, and flip flops will soon be distant memories and the inevitable snowflakes are lurking just around the corner. In […]

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How Much Is that Pup-Cake in the Window?!

April 18, 2008

I couldn’t help myself!  While waiting at the Whole Foods Bakery counter for my Seeduction Bread to be sliced I spyed this adorable puppy cupcake sitting on the shelf all alone among a sea of flower cupcakes.  I just coudn’t stand to see him there by himself so I brought him home with me.  I’ve […]

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Kickass Cupcakes

November 5, 2007

Instead of baking a cake for Chris’s birthday this year we decided to pick out some goodies from a new specialty bakery called Kickass Cupcakes that opened recently in Davis Square. We definitely made the right choice. Why bake a whole cake with one boring flavor when you can pick up a 6 pack of […]

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Nutella Self-Frosting Cupcakes

March 18, 2007

I’m addicted to my rss feeds on google reader. I always read the food blogs folder first (even before my “celebrity gossip” selections — sorry Perez Hilton, food always trumps pictures of bald Britney and her adventures in rehab). One of my favorite cooking blogs is Slashfood. I’m pretty sure I audibly squealed when I […]

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