Pumpkin Ginger Surprise Cupcakes

This is my first time participating in a group called “Sugar High Friday’s“. I really like groups like this because someone selects a recipe or theme and it forces me to make things I wouldn’t normally make. The theme for November is “Desserts with a Hidden Surprise” selected by Heather of Souffle Days I recently … Continue reading

11.13.10 Wedding Cupcakes

You may have seen these Cheesecake Truffles I made for a wedding on November 13. As I mentioned in the post I also made cupcakes for the wedding. The wedding reception was located at a winery fairly close to where the bride grew up. The building was designed like a barn and the reception was … Continue reading

Fall Themed Winery Wedding

I made cupcakes and truffles for a wedding on November 13. The reception was held at a winery located fairly close to where the bride grew up. This winery was the perfect setting for a rustic fall themed wedding reception. The color scheme was chocolate brown, deep purple, and burnt orange – and of course … Continue reading

Chocolate Cookie Pound Cupcakes – Little Sister’s Senior Night

I am beyond behind in posting this… I actually made this for my sister back in the first week of October! I had planned to put this up when her team played one of their post-season games. Unfortunately, their games days slipped by and I missed my chances to do that. Even though the high … Continue reading

Rich Red Regale – Ice Cream Cupcake Contest

It’s that time of year again, and here in the Midwest you can really feel the heat these past few days with a couple 90+ degree days! I absolutely love hot weather, so this is perfect for me. And, there is nothing better on a hot day than ice cream!! Last year I entered the … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I was surprised to learn that Brett had never heard of Red Velvet Cake before me, so for those of you who like him, have no idea what I am talking about, I want to bring Red Velvet to you! It seems that Red Velvet has been more heavily adapted in the Southern part of … Continue reading

Rosemary and Lemon Cupcakes & Giveaway Winner

A while back I bought some dried rosemary because it was an ingredient in a meat dish I wanted to try. Rosemary is often included in spice blends. For example, it is in the Italian Seasoning and Country Herb blends I have in my cabinet right now. I used the rosemary I bought for the … Continue reading

Earth Day Cupcakes

I will be the first to admit that I am no environmentalist. One of my college roommates was. For example, I would be scrubbing the kitchen counters (I always like my kitchen to be spotless) and have the hot water running so I could go back to the sink and rinse without turning the water … Continue reading