With their signature selection of healthy eats and specialty imports at ridiculously low prices, Trader Joe’s is my happiest place on Earth. My condolences to the 24 states of the Union that do not have TJ’s yet; hopefully this amazing grocery chain is coming soon to a shopping center near you! One of my favorite [...]
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Category Archives: Cupcakes
Long time, no cupcake! It’s been nearly a year since I shared the recipe for “I ♥ Strawberries” cupcakes. My excuse: I was hard at work earning my Masters in Creative Writing. After graduating in May, I could not wait to get back to baking. Though these Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes are cupcake-sized, they aren’t technically [...]
I have been waiting for summer when strawberries are in peak season before sharing this delicious recipe. One of my all-time favorite baking blogs provided the basis for these cupcakes, though I opt to use my beloved chocolate cake recipe (also seen in my “WHACK!” cupcakes, just minus the orange zest). There are many steps [...]
…having a very scattered day. When writing directions, this is a good space in which to work. When writing directions on the web, this is especially true. Assume that the person reading the instructions is not an idiot — no one wants to be talked down to. But grant that that person is distracted, or [...]
Have you experienced a Terry’s Chocolate Orange – the holiday treat that you whack on a hard surface to release its orange “sections”? If not, I highly recommend it in its original form, but I think my decadent chocolate-orange cupcakes out-do their candy of inspiration. Though more labor-intensive than my Hummingbird Cupcakes, this festive, incredibly [...]