Apple Cinnamon Loaf

January 20, 2012

Loaf…….my new favorite word. Is this a cake? A bread? I don’t know… a mix of both? But because I am obsessed with my new loaf pan, I will just call it loaf. I would say it is a mix of a bread and a cake, but the flavor is what matters. I warned you that there would be plenty of loafs blogged, and this is the first of those many. If you have any suggestions, let me know. :)

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Easy Chocolate Crinkles

November 29, 2011

Yup. Easy.

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Vanilla Chocolate Kisses

November 28, 2011

They may be small, but that just means you can eat more of them…right??

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Banana Butterscotch Cupcakes

November 26, 2011

Yes. Simply delicious.

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When it comes to cookies, I usually think the simpler, the better. But when you come home from Europe and your Dad has done a Costco run for you and there is a giant box of Oreos on your counter….you find something to do with them.

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Not a fan of pumpkin pie? Me neither. The texture of pumpkin pie freaks me out.. :/ However the texture of these cupcakes are nothing like pumpkin pie. They’re everything you would expect, light, fluffy and perfectly moist. I first made this recipe about a year ago for Halloween and Thanksgiving and they were a hit with my family (24 Hour Fitness family included.) I decided I would post these so you can try them out and include them for your Holiday festivities.

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Mama Thornton’s Peach Pie

September 3, 2011

Before my niece Olivia Sue started 1st grade, she came over to stay the night with me (her cool aunt) and we felt the need to bake…. :) We had some lovely fresh peaches from the market and some leftover lemons from my Lemon Burst Cookies so we decided to not only make one dessert, but two! Olivia’s mom, Natasha, is pretty much the pie maker in the family. My Granny passed down all of her recipes down to her but…. :) I tasted a slice of her peach pie last weekend and decided it was time to make my own…with Olivia’s help of course.

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Lemon Burst Cookies

August 24, 2011

My favorite cookie at Paradise Bakery when I’m shopping at Pioneer Place Mall is the Lemon Zinger. It has amazing lemon flavor that isn’t too sweet and a little tart! About a year ago, I was thinking about replicating them but instead of a sugar cookie texture, making it more cakey. Well I found a recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Brown Eyed Baker, and I thought I’d try them out. Michelle is great, and every recipe I’ve tried of hers has come out amazing. Why would these cookies be any different? They weren’t.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

August 3, 2011

Better than the cookie, I swear.

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Homemade Oreos

July 26, 2011

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My 21st Birthday Cake!

July 22, 2011

The days of getting kicked out of restaurants past 10PM is long gone my friends, I am officially 21 years old! :)

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My home boy Wayne (Whazzup Wayne?!) from work at 24 had his birthday today! :)  and for his birthday he requested lemon something. Thursday I went to both Whole Foods and Safeway and they had yucky lemons! :( So those will come another day and I found a rich and delicious replacement as far away from lemon as you can get! Prepare yourselves, ladies and  gents..these cupcakes will blow your brains!

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Let me start out by saying that coconut anything is never my favorite, but when I bit into these cupcakes to test them I literally said “wow” outloud to myself. They are incredible. The coconut flavor is just enough without being overwhelming. I was going to pair them with a white chocolate buttercream but I was out of white chocolate…pff. So that will come another day! :) And I realized that I have not done a vanilla buttercream on the blog yet, which is pretty crazy. I’ve gotten many compliments on this icing, it isn’t too sweet and the texture is not anything like butter!

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Vanilla Cake Pops

June 17, 2011

As you probably saw on my first cake pop post, I knew these little bebes would be a dessert I’d be making again and again. Now let me tell you, I have taken tons of treats to work for my coworkers, but cake pops seem to be the top request that I have been getting for the past couple of months since I first took some in. Funny thing is, only like 5 employees even got to try them but everybody is begging for them, due to their recent pop up in coffee shops.

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I cannot believe I haven’t blogged this one yet. This is my favorite classic chocolate cake, no surprises or gimmicks, no pistachio or raspberry puree, but a wonderful cake paired with a classic creamy frosting that will melt your heart. Perfect for a rainy afternoon (yes, Portland weather is terrible) or any day you’re craving a little comfort food. This is usually the cake that I make for myself during finals.. :)

The cake does not require any softened butter, sour cream, buttermilk, or anything else fancy. It only includes ingredients that you should have in your cupboards at all times. Also, the cake calls for milk and oil, eliminating any softened butter. No softened butter? Shut the front door!

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