THE MOST AMAZING CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE RECIPE

This is the best chocolate cupcake recipe in the world and it’s pretty easy to make too. They are unbelievable moist, about as perfect as they come. No more boxed cake mixes! I’ve kept this recipe as simple as possible so that even an inexperienced baker can be successful with it. Ingredients Chocolate Cupcakes 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 …

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HARVEST CARAMEL CORN

Start with approximately 10 cups of popcorn. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels.  You don’t want to bite down on one of those!  We pop our popcorn on the stove (you can find our directions on How to Make Perfect Popcorn here) but you can use air-popped or microwave.  Once you have the popcorn made, salt …

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Sugar Cookie Recipe

I figure every good Christmas cookie repertoire needs a good cut-out sugar cookie recipe, and this is my favorite one that I’ve been using for years. It’s from Bridget over at Bake at 350, who is the queen of all things sugar cookies as far as I’m concerned ☺️. I love this recipe, because it’s so easy to make and …

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PINEAPPLE RUM SLUSH

We love rum drinks, like this coconut rum mojito, perfect for summer. This Rum Cruiser is one of our own creations where we’ve combined to types of rum, pineapple and orange juices and banana liqueur for an amazing martini or slushie! Having a party? Be sure to pair this pineapple rum smoothie with this easy Pineapple Salsa appetizer, or maybe …

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Brownie Bottom Chocolate Mousse Cake

Everyone deserves the chance to create a gorgeous dessert, even if it’s only semi-homemade. I’ve always believed in using boxed baking mixes as a way for a novice baker to get their feet wet, or a busy mom to throw together something for a birthday party. You can’t beat the convenience. I like to try all different types of mixes …

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Samoa Brownies – and my time as a Cub Scout

It is basically Sweetened Condensed Milk that has been caramelized. I know that you can do this with Sweetened Condensed milk in the can by boiling it but that is extremely dangerous and I don’t recommend it. If you have to use sweetened condensed milk, the best way to caramelize it is to take it out of the can and …

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WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA

Summer is in full swing and the weather here in California has been just beautiful. We’ve had a few insanely hot days, but for the most part it’s been moderate temperatures, cool breezes and plenty of blue sunny skies. I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor entertaining to fully take advantage of the season, and one of my favorite things …

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FRESH PEACH AND HONEY LEMONADE

We have been enjoying homemade lemonade on tap for the past couple of weeks. It is so so hot (seriously, it is over 100F every single day, with not a drop of rain in site), and nothing screams summer quite like some homemade lemonade. We are so lucky to be able to use lemons and peaches from our own yard…now …

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STRAWBERRY TART WITH VANILLA CUSTARD

By the way, you can try an almond custard also or even a coconut custard for a tropical twist. The origin of fruit tarts go back a long way. Back to the Middle Ages as a matter of fact, where custard was eaten alone or combined with seasonal fruits to make pies or tarts. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C …

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CUPCAKES

The frosting on these cupcakes is a chocolate chip cookie dough frosting. It is tasty! I love the look of the mini chocolate chips sprinkled on the top. Not to mention the delicious tiny cookie perched at the very top! This cupcake is GOOD. And did I mention the cookie dough goodness on the inside of these cupcakes. Oh. My. …

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