Desserts

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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Strawberry Cake Batter Ice Cream

September 29, 2009
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When CK and I were first dating he lived in Westborough which was just a short jaunt to the Cold Stone Creamery on route 9. When you’re thin and in brand new love it’s easy to forget that one day four years later all of those trips to Cold Stone Creamery for the romantic act […]

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Pretty Pretty Princess Pink Party Popcorn

August 19, 2009
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Many years ago there was a company called Bean’s Corner Popcorn near my hometown and I vaguely remember them selling all of these super sugary, brightly colored, and uniquely flavored popcorn varieties. I think they even had a blueberry version that boasted a navy blue coating with a tasty artificial additive that I happily gobbled […]

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Homemade Nutter Butters

July 9, 2009
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As an unabashed peanut butter addict who frequently can be caught eating spoonfuls of the sweet and salty goop directly from the jar I am by default also a fan of Nutter Butter cookies. This recipe caught my eye quite some time ago and I found it yesterday while browsing through my extensive collection of […]

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Strawberry Whoopie Pies

June 29, 2009
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I have a thing for pink. Which is a little odd since pink isn’t officially my favorite color. In reality my favorite color is purple. Growing up my love for all things purple didn’t just apply to sneakers and crayons it also carried over into the food choices I made. Of course there aren’t really […]

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Strawberry Popovers

June 9, 2009
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I found this recipe several months ago and wanted to wait to try it when strawberries were actually in season in Massachusetts. Lately though it appears that everyone has been on a strawberry posting binge. Everywhere I look it’s strawberry this and strawberry that and I just couldn’t stand to wait anymore so I bought […]

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Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

June 1, 2009
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Last week we had terrible weather in Boston. It was dark, dreary, and downright depressing. Not even the alliteration in those words could bring a smile to my face. So I finally gave in to the cozy temptation of my soft red couch and curled up with a copy of Emily Franklin’s new book Too […]

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I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (and Hot Pink Cake)

May 20, 2009
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I first read about I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti while browsing through an article online in The New York Times Home & Garden section about the author Giulia Melucci. The description of her recently released book full of recipes and dating mishaps sounded like a dream come true for my chick lit and […]

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