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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!  Halloween is truly one of my favorite holidays.  I have so many great childhood memories associated with Halloween.  Every year my grandmother, who was the type of woman who always looked for a reason for a celebration, would have an over-the-top Halloween party in her […]

Maple Pumpkin Muffins

Saturday was a baking day.  There were no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  It was rainy and dark and I knew I needed to fill our kitchen with scents of the season.  This summer my in-laws visited Canada and brought back some delicious Canadian maple […]

Oatmeal Birthday Cake

When I made this oatmeal cake for my father-in-law’s birthday back in April, I knew it was well-received but I had no idea that it would become the most requested birthday cake!  MONTHS ago, my brother-in-law requested this cake for his 30th birthday dinner held […]

Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these cupcakes for a cookout and they were a huge hit!  All of the children at the party found them and ravaged them before dinner was even served.  Then the adults followed suit!  I had to snag one for myself in order to […]

Boston Cream Pie (Cake)

My dad’s favorite dessert is Boston Cream Pie.  When my mom asked me to make a cake for his birthday, my brain went crazy with ideas but I kept coming back to Boston Cream Pie.  It is his favorite, after all!  I had never made a […]

Oatmeal Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Pecans

I baked this cake for my father-in-law’s birthday and it was a hit!  Everyone loved it!  It was so incredibly moist.  It tasted similar to carrot cake except without the carrots.  And topped with cream cheese frosting, this cake was just delicious.  (Well, you know how I feel about cream […]

Mini Pina Colada Easter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spring is in the air here in Boston (and Easter is less than a weak away!) so I wanted to make some festive cupcakes.  I  still love my mini cupcake pan so I decided to make a mini version of these Pina Colada cupcakes.  I was […]

Greek Layer Dip with Pita Chips

Super bowl XLIII was a difficult one for fans of the beloved Patriots.  (Are you sure they didn’t make the playoffs!?!)  Most of us were apathetic only caring about the score of the game in relation to the squares we chose in the football pool.  But moping wouldn’t bring Cassel […]

Brownie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I was asked to make pink frosted cupcakes for a shower and when I came across this brownie cupcake recipe I KNEW they would be just perfect for a group of gals!  Who doesn’t love chewy brownie goodness?!  And paired with cream cheese, I found […]

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I love autumn!  I love how the weight of the thick summer air lifts to reveal the cool crisp dark breeze of fall.  The sun sets earlier, beckoning me to my kitchen and dinner table where the foods of the season can be savored.  Pumpkins, squash, […]