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Mini Chocolate and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I am very late in sharing with you these little bites of heaven!  I made them for a Halloween potluck luncheon and everyone seemed to really enjoy them.  The cakes are very puffy and fluffy.  The filling is light and sweet.  The pumpkin gives the filling an orange tint.  (If […]

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Silver Peanut Butter Frosting

The recipe in the previous post makes enough batter for three round cake pans yet I only have two.  Rather than wash, cool, and reuse one of the cake pans to make a sky high cake, I decided to use the remaining batter to make […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Did you know Reese’s now makes dark chocolate peanut butter cups?  I know! So exciting!!! When I first spotted the bags of orange and black foiled cups in my grocery store, I assumed it was just a Halloween gimmick (which actually would have been okay with […]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Pink Frosting and Sprinkles (over Times Square!)

For my friend’s NYC bachelorette party I made some festive cookie favors!  I was running late for the bus so I didn’t realize until we arrived and checked into the hotel that I hadn’t snagged any photos yet.  As I was positioning the cookies near the window […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

On Saturday I attended the Healthy Living Summit for Bloggers.  As part of the event, the planners organized a Team in Training bake sale silent auction where all proceeds benefitted the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  As my contribution to the bake sale I made Kitchen Sink Cookies.  […]

Carnival Cupcakes Galore

As you know, I baked clown cakes for my nephew’s carnival-themed first birthday party.  Because I have never baked for such a large crowd, I worried that the cake would not be enough so I decided to also make some cupcakes.  Compared to the cakes these cupcakes were easy breezy!  I baked […]

Clown Birthday Cake with Chocolate Pudding Filling

Do you remember when a new cuddly cub was born and we welcomed him home from the hospital with Teddy Bear Cupcakes?  Well, my friends, that was one year ago.  I know—I can’t believe it either.  Boy does time fly.  Our little one is scampering […]

Cookies and Cream Cake

I made the above Cookies and Cream Cake on the same day that I made the Cookies and Cream Fire Engine Birthday Cake below.  You see, a small group in my office organized a bake-off and this cake was my submission to the finals.  It just so happened […]

Cookies and Cream Fire Engine Birthday Cake

Is it me, or does it seem like it was just yesterday that a certain adorable little guy turned one and we celebrated with monkey cakes?  His auntie is finding herself quite nostalgic—he is growing up so  fast!  I remember the details of the day he was born […]