Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I can’t believe that this week is the 4th of July. The summer is just flying by! I wouldn’t I’m the biggest patriot out there, but I do love the 4th of July. I love the hot weather, the barbecues, the flags, and the most importantly the food. I look forward to the classics every year like hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, cheesy potatoes, and corn as well as the various cocktails. I wanted to make a dessert that’s simple, yet appropriate for the occasion and I think these blueberry cupcakes are perfect with their white icing and blue blueberries on top. Add some red cupcake liners and you’re ready for whatever 4th-related event you have this week and weekend. Read on for the ingredients and directions to make these tasty cupcakes. Continue reading “Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting”

Cake Batter Truffles

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When thinking about what dessert I wanted to bring to Easter lunch, I immediately thought of something sweet and easy to eat. I had made cake batter truffles a few times before and love how they are an easier yet equally delicious alternative to cake pops. Proper cake pops require baking a cake, crumbling it up, mixing it with icing and rolling it into balls before dipping it in chocolate. These cake batter truffles reduce the need to bake a cake without losing any of the moist texture or sweet flavor. These are the perfect dessert o bring to a party as they are already in a single serving and look a bit nicer than your typical cake or pie. Find out how to make them below. Continue reading “Cake Batter Truffles”

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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As you probably know, carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts. It wasn’t until the last year or two that I realized my love for this vegetable cake. As much as I love this dessert, I had never made my own recipe from scratch. I have browsed Pinterest for numerous carrot cake recipes and decided to give the cupcake version a go. I made sure I purchase all the necessary spices before trying my hand at carrot cake. Most of the other ingredients are things I keep on hand all the time so I didn’t have to do too much prep and planning to make these carrot cake cupcakes. Continue reading “Carrot Cake Cupcakes”

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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As I’ve said before, I have an unhealthy obsession with cinnamon rolls. The traditional roll can be a pain to make and these cookies seemed like the perfect solution yet they were nearly as difficult to make. Though the recipe doesn’t call for yeast so I didn’t need to check and double check that my dough is rising correctly. I just stuck it in the fridge and forgot about it for two hours. The batch claimed to make 6 dozen cookies (which typically I wouldn’t do but this was for my sisters wedding) and it delivered. I was able to get about 5 dozen cookies out of the recipe, which was enough to give some to the wedding reception yet enough to pull aside for the pre-wedding festivities. As far as taste, these cookies reminded me of a sugar cookie with a cinnamon twist. The frosting was perfect and added an extra bit of cinnamon roll-ness. I recommend halving this recipe for normal occasions via The Girl Who Ate Everything. Continue reading “Cinnamon Roll Cookies”

Favorite Christmas Recipes

favorite christmas recipes

When I think of Christmas, I think of sweets. During the holidays I let myself enjoy all my favorites (all homemade, of course). Some of my favorite Christmas recipes are:

1. Sugar Cookie Cutouts, Every year for as far back as I can remember my family has made sugar cookies from scratch and then decorated them. It has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions (look out for a blog post soon).

2. White Trash Candy, One of my guilty pleasures that I only treat myself to this time of year. Beware, it’s super addicting.

3. Buckeyes, These are one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. Peanut butter and chocolate, how can you go wrong? Continue reading “Favorite Christmas Recipes”

My Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits

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When I first ordered brunch from Northstar Cafe, I didn’t expect my favorite part of the meal to be the buttermilk biscuit and black cherry preserves. I immediately fell in love! I tracked down the brand of preserves and bought a jar (Clearbrook Farms Michigan Black Cherry Preserves). In order to complete the taste at home, I knew I needed to find a buttermilk biscuit recipe to live up to my expectations. After browsing Pinterest, I discovered a buttermilk biscuits recipe that looked similar. I followed the Food Fanatic recipe and my biscuits turned out almost as delicious as Northstar’s version. Continue reading “My Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits”