cake · dessert

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

You guys, these cupcakes are SOOO good! I'm usually pretty humble about my baking/cooking, but I couldn't stop talking about how delicious these cupcakes were. I was wishing my conscience would allow me to eat multiple, but I exerted self control. Many years ago I made peppermint cupcakes that had a white chocolate cake, big… Continue reading Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

appetizer · dessert

Barefoot Contessa’s Caramelized Bacon

Who has a Christmas party this weekend? Everyone, right? While I know a lot of parties out there are catered events, we roll with the potluck crowd. And we love it!! We had two corporate Christmas parties when we were corporate people. While I very much miss having an occasion to dress up all fancy,… Continue reading Barefoot Contessa’s Caramelized Bacon

cake · dessert

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

I love cupcakes. I love baking them. I love eating them. I love how pretty they are. This summer, I enjoyed pretending I had my own little bakery. For one day a week for four weeks, I turned my kitchen into a cupcake shop and baked for neighbors and friends at the pool. It was… Continue reading Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream