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Snowy Coconut Pound Cake Cupcakes: Dairy-free Reduced Sugar Recipe

Pound Cake Cupcakes - reduced sugar and dairy free

I always see such cute holiday treats around this time of year, but I’m trying to at least avoid adding more work to my coming New Year’s Resolution to get in shape.    I decided to be smart about making a fun & festive batch of cupcakes.  They would be non-dairy, reduced in sugar & very […]

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Vanilla Iced Double Berry Coffee Cake Recipe #FlavorStory

double Berry cake

Article brought to you in collaboration with McCormick. Recipe and opinions are my own. When I think back of the desserts my mother made during my childhood, most of them prominently featured vanilla, McCormick vanilla extract to be exact.  She made sugar cookies, cream puffs, rice & tapioca puddings and often coffee cake… while my […]

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Strawberry & White Chocolate Smothered Fudgy Brownie Recipe

strawberry brownie

Strawberry season is coming soon, and who doesn’t love chocolate.  In this Strawberry & White Chocolate Smothered Fudgy Brownie recipe they come together in a perfect storm of deliciousness.  The brownie recipe is pretty easy, but if you are a box baker, by all means just make a batch of those and try this topping […]

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Golden Irish Cream & Banana Whoopie Pies Recipe

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I thought about publishing this  Golden Irish Cream & Banana Whoopie Pies Recipe, before St. Patricks, but it seemed a nice dessert to make with leftover Irish Cream, for service with tea or as an Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch idea. The Irish Cream frosting has a little bit of a kick, so serving this […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Collection & Free Printable Topper

st patricks day cupcakes and topper

Here’s my little St. Patrick’s Day gift to you.  A free cupcake topper printable, along with a collection of great cupcakes for you to choose from.  Any would bring the Luck of the Irish to you and all who indulge in them This is the Free Printable  St. Patrick’s Day Cake Topper PDF , for […]

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Mini Cakes Recipe

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Mini Cakes There is something about chocolate covered cherries that just seems a little extra romantic to me.  I know the classic heart box of chocolates is the Valentine’s standard, but the simple chocolate covered cherry is always sweet & relaiable, whereas the sample boxes can give you a rude surprise (I’m […]

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Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Healthy Cranberry Bread

This recipe was developed as part of the Swerve Sweetener Ambassador program. I made the switch to Swerve natural zero calorie sweetener almost a month ago and have been impressed in how well it has performed in baked goods.  Essentially, you really can’t tell the difference between Swerve and standard sugar in most baked goods.  […]