Mini Nutella Cupcakes

Featured
There is nothing awesome-r than a recipe that's easy to make AND tasty. Usually it's one or the other, which is why this recipe has made it to the top of my list. I can't think of anything simpler than three ingredients and few things are better than nutella (don't even try). The first time my daughter and I made these I was skeptical the recipe would actually work. It did so now you too have a go-to Nutella dessert. You're welcome. You can make these mini or regular sized, either one works, Read more [...]

Mini Red Velvet Choco Chip Cupcakes (no buttermilk here!)

Featured
I'm currently in the midst of planning my daughter's first birthday and that means A LOT of baking. Ziploc containers of mini this and mini that. Making sure the frosting matches the cupcake toppers matches the pennant banners matches the hole in the wall. You get the point. Read more [...]

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Featured
This weekend was a busy one with my sisters in town to host my baby shower (yikes, it's getting close!) Between the food, the decorations, the party favors, the guests and the endless list of items to take care of - we were running around like three frantic ladies in heels. Oh wait, we WERE three frantic ladies in heels.  Luckily, I managed to slip out of my stilettos for a brief moment to make some yummy caramels that we put to good use as part of the shower decorations. We decided to Read more [...]

Julia Child Blueberry Muffins

Featured
Baking cupcakes earlier this week inspired me to bake their [breakfast] cousins - the muffins. I was craving something light and fluffy that could get me through the rest of the week with a big muffin top smile. Nothing too sweet, but more of a 'melt in your mouth' biscuit-type muffin. Having been recently introduced [by a friend] to my new baking bible "Baking with Julia", I decided to go with one of the recipes that resulted from [arguably] the most famed television cooking show of the late Read more [...]

Tres Leches Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

Featured
Originally from Ecuador, I grew up eating tres leches for every special and not so special occasion throughout my childhood.  It truly is one of the best inventions in the culinary world and I have yet to try something as decadent and perfectly [overly] sweet as this traditional Latin American dessert. (In fact, stay tuned for my Tres Leches family recipe!) In my desperate search to make a smaller, slightly less caloric version of this sultry treat, I pulled together a few different recipes Read more [...]