Bella Cupcakes (Choco Chip with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)

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Wondered where I've been for the past two weeks? As it turns out, our little bundle of joy decided to make her grand entrance into this world one week early, so I've been getting acquainted with my little princess and practicing my new role as a mommy! Needless to say though, between feedings, burpings and diaper changes, baking has taken a back seat. But fear not, my friends. Thanks to [a lot] of help from daddy and grandma, I managed to set aside a bit of time to bake this new treat in honor Read more [...]

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (family recipe)

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This is a family recipe I uncovered while digging through some of my favorite recipes and reminiscing about my childhood treats. I was on the phone with one of my sisters talking about the different desserts we baked and ate while growing up, and she reminded me of this amazing pineapple upside-down cake one of my older sisters used to make.  How could I have forgotten?! I immediately called her to get the recipe and made it the next dessert on my baking list. Thinking back now, Read more [...]