Margarita Cupcakes

Packed with tequila and puckery lime, these Margarita Cupcakes prove that margs aren’t just for drinking. 

Margarita Cupcakes from Sifting Through Life

A long, long time ago, in March of 2015, I shared my Margarita Cupcakes. Also in March of 2015, I had a fondness for surrounding my pictures with giant black borders. Oh, and I took those pictures on my state of the art iPhone 4. Times they have a-changed. And because they have changed, I thought it was time for an update. 

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Almond Orange Biscotti

It’s a good thing a batch of this Almond Orange Biscotti makes a ton of cookies because you’re going to want to eat every single one. 

Almond Orange Biscotti

If you’ve followed along for a while now (Hi, mom!), then you know that I have a deep love for dessert disguised as breakfast. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C.

Now I can add Almond Orange Biscotti as Exhibit D. It is just the right amount of sweet, is easy to take on the go and is heaven with coffee. 

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Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies that taste even better than they look. Yes, it’s possible. 

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

I use to really dread making Cut Out Sugar Cookies. They were always so much work for a cookie that didn’t taste all that amazing. I also don’t fancy myself all that artistic, so I would become really intimidated by the sugar cookie creations I would see online and think, I’m not worthy!!

It wasn’t until we were planning a baby shower for a friend at work that I thought, I should make cut out sugar cookies! I quickly reminded myself that I don’t like making cut out sugar cookies, but the eager baker in me would not take no for an answer. 

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Red Velvet Cake

Time for a classic. Soft Red Velvet Cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting just how you like it. 

Red Velvet Cake

Did you know that when you move to Georgia, you are welcomed with a Red Velvet Cake? Okay, that’s not true, but it should be. Nonetheless, after living in Georgia for several years, I’ve eaten my fair share of red velvet cake. 

Before we get into this recipe, I have a confession to make. I don’t know why red velvet is so popular. I hear you grasping for your pitchforks, but first, hear me out!

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread is one of my favorites, and now you can make it at home. 

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I don’t know what it’s like at your grocery store, but at mine, there’s always a BOGO deal for Cinnamon Swirl Bread, and my BOGO loving heart can never resist it. Rather than continue to be a sucker at the store, I made it at home under the guidance of the all-knowing bread master, Peter Reinhart.  

Breakfast toast will never be the same. 

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Oreo Stuffed M&M Bars

I made an Oreo Stuffed M&M Bars this past weekend. This is not a drill.

Oreo Stuffed M&M Cookie Cake

My inner fat kid is on full display here. I tweaked my M&M Cookie recipe, made it into blondie bars and stuffed it with Oreos. I don’t know what I was thinking.  That’s a lie. I was thinking, “Damn, I bet that would be amazing.” And it was. These Oreo Stuffed M&M Bars are 100% indulgence, but it’s worth every calorie. 

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Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia

After many weeks of procrastinating, I made my first bread, and after tasting this Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia, I don’t know why I waited so long. 

Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia

Guys, I did it. I started the Great Bread Adventure of 2017. It took me a while 1) to read the beginning chapters of Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and 2) to gain the courage to actually start baking. If you’ve never done it, bread baking often takes a long time. I knew this Rosemary Parmesan Focaccia would take about a day to make, and I didn’t want to mess it up. Thanks to my fairy bread father, Peter Reinhart, it came out darn near perfect. 

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Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

A Hot Chocolate Mug Cake is for when you really want something sweet but want to do as little work as possible to get it. 

Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

For the past two or three weeks, I have had a fast and furious love affair. It’s indulgent, commitment free and makes me incredibly happy. This affair is with mug cakes, specifically this Hot Chocolate Mug Cake. 

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Red Velvet Madeleines

These Red Velvet Madeleines are a southern twist on a French classic. 

Red Velvet Madeleines

I’ve had Red Velvet Madeleines on my mind for a while now. Something about turning one of my favorite cakes into a tiny madeleine pillow spoke to me… and then nagged at me for months. I finally listened, and it turns out that tiny voice inside knows what she’s talking about! 

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