Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

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I used to take requests on this site.  Then, I got married.  Now, I take dessert requests from my husband. Not that I actually listen to him half the time, but I do need him. I’m a die-hard lemon dessert lover, and chocolate? Well, I could take it or leave it.  (I know, the horror!)  If [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Skinny Buttered Rum Cakes

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As the season starts to change, my preference for booze changes, too. This summer has seen its fair share of fruity, chilled cocktails.  Leinenkugel’s lemon-berry shandy pumped through my veins almost daily.  I can’t count the homemade beer-garitas we enjoyed, and our foray into cocktails made with jam instead of simple syrup was quite delicious. The [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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A few weeks ago, I made these red velvet cupcakes for a friend’s birthday. These ruby cupcakes are also on the menu for another sweet friend’s wedding in a few months. This leads me to believe that my red velvet cupcake recipe is worthy of an update on this site. Make no mistake:  the recipe [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Black-Out Cupcakes (+ giveaway!)

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First things first:  yes, those are chocolate cupcakes topped with pudding and THEN coated in chocolate cake crumbs. This recipe comes out of Kathleen King’s book Baking for Friends.  You know Kathleen King, she’s the mastermind behind Tate’s Bake Shop in the Hamptons.  I first heard about Tate’s Bake Shop while watching an episode of [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

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If our neighborhood kids have any hope getting candy from us this year it’s solely because I made these cupcakes to distract Mr. Dessert For Two from the Halloween candy bowl.  We have discussed his unusual predilection for mint (including peanut butter and mint jelly sandwiches).  I’m afraid I’ve been abusing my powers with mint. [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Caramel Apple Cookie Cups

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Today, we are celebrating!  Yes, again. Today, we’re hosting a virtual baby shower for the lovely, sweet, adorable, and talented Jen Schall of My Kitchen Addiction.  I doubt this lovely lady needs an introduction, but in case you’re new to food blogging, Jen sets the standards around these parts.  Her recipes are flawless, her photos [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Ginger Peach Cupcakes

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I dreamt up a cupcake made with fresh peaches topped with peach buttercream. We’re making fresh peach puree in the microwave today—it’s easy peasy.  I tossed in a little fresh ginger into the cupcake batter last minute, and I loved it even more. We’ve suddenly had a cold spell in our area lately (low 90s instead [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Hummingbird Cupcakes

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By now, you were probably hoping that I would have some things to say about our new home state of Kansas.  The truth is, I really don’t.  Some days, I absolutely love it (the weather is pretty similar to northern California), but other days I struggle with the fact that everything is new.  I can’t go into [ Click to continue Reading! ]

German Chocolate Cupcakes

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Howdy, y’all. It seems like posts around these parts are becoming less frequent.  I’m happy to tell you, it’s just not the case.  About 6 weeks ago, the world threw a wrench in our life plans and we’ve been adapting ever since. I think I told y’all that the Mr and I both work for [ Click to continue Reading! ]