Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats

After a brief quarter-life crisis, I’m back with Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats, because sweets fix everything. 

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Hello! Remember me? 

I don’t blame you, if you don’t. I did an amateur disappearing act over the last two months. Rather than bore you with the details (because let’s face it, you’re here for the sweets), it’s sufficient to say I got tied up in life, moving, and binge watching Sex and the City. But now, I’m back. 

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Is there a more perfect pairing than chocolate and strawberries? These chocolate cupcakes are rich, filled with strawberry compote, and topped with light strawberry buttercream. Perfect, right?
These chocolate cupcakes are rich, filled with strawberry compote, and topped with light strawberry buttercream. Perfect right?

In the next few weeks I’m making cakes for some friends, so I wanted to try out a few new recipes. I like using cupcakes to test new flavor combos. It’s not as much work as making a layer cake, and I can easily share the extra cupcakes with friends, instead of accidentally eating a whole cake by myself. Not that that has ever happened…

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Caramel Corn and News!

Crispy, crunchy caramel corn is what your sweet (and salty) tooth need! 

Crispy, crunchy caramel corn is what your sweet (and salty) tooth need!

I have exciting news! I got a job!! No, it’s not in the food industry, but don’t worry, I still love baking and pastry. It’s like Heathcliff love, intense and not good for my health, but working in a bakery is a different beast. I decided I liked baking on my own terms. Preferably in my own kitchen, on my own time, and writing for my own blog.  

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Honey Sriracha Popcorn

Sweet with a hint of heat, this Honey Sriracha Popcorn is a serious snack upgrade and seriously addictive. 

Sweet with a hint of heat, this Honey Sriracha Popcorn is a serious snack upgrade and seriously addictive.

This Honey Sriracha Popcorn isn’t your typical movie theater popcorn. It’s better. Sweet like kettle corn but with a warm Sriracha kick on the back end. I may or may not have eaten this entire bowl while watching sappy romantic movies on Valentine’s Day. It was the best. 

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy, comforting, and full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser. 

Chewy, comforting, and chalk full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser.

Through some dark magic of the internet, my recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies disappeared. A world without my chewy, brown sugar filled, nostalgia inducing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is not a world I want to live in, so I’m reposting the recipe! Wow, I can be dramatic…

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Raspberry Brownies

Rich brownies with a gooey chocolate center and a swirl of raspberry on top. Enjoy these Raspberry Brownies with your Valentine!

Rich brownies with a gooey chocolate center and a swirl of raspberry on top. Enjoy these Raspberry Brownies with a glass of cold milk!

Whenever I’m feeling down about the world , I think about the smell of butter and chocolate melting together, and my hope is restored. My need to fill my house with this heavenly smell compelled me to make brownies. Combine that with my obsession with adding raspberries to all my desserts, and you get Raspberry Brownies. Ta-da! 

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Meringue Cookies

Find my latest recipe for light and crisp Meringue Cookies in my guest blog over at The Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen! 

Melt in your mouth delicious and with a swirl of pink, these Meringue Cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I’m writing a weekly(ish) guest blog for Jessica over at The Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen. Her blog is full of old fashioned recipes, entertaining tips, and love for local food and farming. I’m so happy to work with Jessica and to be featured on such a beautiful blog! 

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Vanilla Extract vs
Vanilla Paste vs
Vanilla Beans

Let’s take a closer look at every baker’s favorite flavor balancer, as we figure out the difference between vanilla extract vs vanilla paste vs vanilla beans.  

Almost all baking recipes require vanilla. It’s subtle, sweet, and rounds out the flavor of most baked goods. Most of the time, recipes ask for vanilla extract, but did you know you have other options? You do! And today, I’ll be explaining the difference between vanilla extract vs vanilla paste vs vanilla beans.  

The difference between vanilla extract, vanilla paste, and vanilla beans.

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Classic Pound Cake

Is there anything as simple and delicious as a slice of Classic Pound Cake? No there is not! This recipe is so easy, and the results are a decadent, soft cake that everyone will want seconds of! 

Classic Pound Cake

I’m know I’m on sort of a bundt cake kick, but I don’t hate it! Much like my Marble Bundt Cake, this Classic Pound Cake does not disappoint!  It’s decadent, tender, and will become one of your go-to cake recipes.

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