S’mores Layer Cake

I made only a few slight changes to the original recipe in the new cookbook from the blogger behind the Smitten Kitchen blog, Deb Perelman. This is the second recipe I’ve made from the book and based on these two experiences and my multi-year devotion to following this blog, I wholeheartedly recommend everyone buy Pereleman’s [...]

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

My first pregnancy craving and I am more than 30 weeks pregnant: I needed to make chocolate peppermint cupcakes today. And these did not disappoint. Inspired by Cooking Classy, I made a few tweaks and would not change a thing from the recipe below.

Servings: 24 cupcakes

Fresh 2/3 cup milk 2 eggs [...]

Cookie Cutter Fudge

This is a variation on classic fudge that I made this year to give to colleagues at the office for the holidays. After fudge set, I transferred to small clear bags and tied with ribbon as the gift packaging.

Servings: 12 cookie cutters (dependent on size of cutters)

Fresh 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 [...]

Peanut Butter Fudge

Jim is bringing peanut butter fudge into the office as holiday gifts for his colleagues. We tried two different recipes, one with marshmallow creme and one without. The winning recipe is below (without marshmallow).

Servings: 18 muffin cups

Fresh 1 cup (2 sticks) butter

Pantry 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla [...]


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Egg Nog Cupcakes

This recipe required several attempts with a few tweaks to get right, but a was finally happy with the final product. The initial inspiration came from Stick, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy.

Servings: 24

Fresh 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, divided, softened 4 eggs, room temperature 2 cups eggnog, divided

Pantry 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour 1-1/4 cups [...]

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Gingerbread Cookies

My sister and I made these after my baby shower today. I’m going to tweak the recipe before posting. We love the concept, but a little too much cinnamon and a few other adjustments are needed.