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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting by BON APPÉTIT

A few years back, after having slept for a few hours, I woke up to fireworks nearby. I thought, “Who would be shooting off fireworks at this hour? Grrr….” And then I remembered that it was New Year’s Eve. Lame. This year, we’re going to out and we’re bringing something to share. I had leftover sour … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines: Fudgy Chocolate Cakelets

flourless chocolate cake

Spur of the moment, I decided to bake a special Valentines dessert for my family thirty minutes before dinnertime. I wanted something chocolaty that would be on the table in 30 minutes. “Fudgy Chocolate Cakelets” is the answer. It took 10 minutes to whip up. Not only is it quick, it’s HEAVENLY (yes, I’m shouting). … Continue reading

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A “Cup of Cider” Cake

Apple juice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and a touch of orange zest warmed in a cup is truly one of the comfiest drinks that I know. I love it, but it seems that when it’s served at a gathering, I always have a little left over the next day. I wanted to find a creative way to use … Continue reading

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“Superman” Cake: Yellow Cake with Chocolate & Peanut Butter Frosting

The hubs is now home after a month-long deployment. I asked the kids what to make him besides the Welcome Home banner. Their answer: a cake, a Superman cake to be exact. But there wasn’t time for that! Instead I combined two of his favorites: chocolate & peanut butter. I made a boxed yellow cake mix … Continue reading

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Fresh Cherry Sauce & Very Cherry Tres Leche Cake

Cherries are delightful. This week I found 11 pounds of cherries for $16. I think that I’ve finally figured out how to pit them. I used the tip of the vegetable peeler. Using the sharp-rounded tip to poke through the cherry’s top, then once under the pit gently scoop up to remove it — it’s all … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Tres Leche Cake

Do you ever find a recipe that looks amazing, but you don’t want to make it because it has too many calories? I have a stack of them. I’ve resolved to only make them if the food will be removed from the premises (read: potluck). Here is one such recipe: Tres Leche Cake. Apparently it’s … Continue reading

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