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Friday Favorites – Episode 96

Father’s Day is right around the corner… In fact, it’s on Sunday. Consider this your reminder. So, with Father’s Day in mind, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite father-friendly and father-approved recipes that I came across this past week.  If you’re looking for some ideas of what to makeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I make red velvet cake (or cupcakes) all the time… My husband absolutely loves it, so it’s a pretty frequent request around here.  So, in almost 2 1/2 years of blogging, you’re probably wondering why you’ve never seen a recipe for red velvet cake here on my site. It’s a valid question! Here’s the thing… I’mContinue Reading

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Two years ago I decided to try something new. It was a few months after I had quit my full-time job as a database developer and systems analyst.  I was working as a part-time consultant, and spending as much time as I possibly could in my kitchen.  I especially loved baking and never went anywhereContinue Reading

Brown Butter Rum Cream Cheese Frosting

This weekend is my brother’s wedding. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or read my blog regularly may remember that I am baking their wedding cake – a small cake and lots of cupcakes, actually. As you can imagine, this week has been pretty busy for me, and the weekend will be no different!

Throughout the week I’ve been working on adding ivory ribbons to cupcake wrappers and decorating mini gum paste flowers. Now, today starts the baking frenzy. I’ve tried to keep up with blogging in the meantime, but things may be a bit slow around here for a little while next week as I do my best to get back into the swing of things.

In preparation, over the past few months, I’ve been trying lots of new cupcake and frosting recipes trying to find the perfect flavors for the wedding cake and cupcakes. So, I thought I’d share one of the frosting recipes with you today. This wasn’t a winning recipe for the wedding, but I thought it was pretty good. I used some butter rum extract from King Arthur Flour to jazz up a brown butter cream cheese frosting. It’s a great flavor combo for the holidays… If you like butter rum flavor, that is. The frosting has a definite rum flavor, which I like a lot. The frosting tends to steal the show, so it’s best paired with a simple flavored cake like a basic spice or vanilla.Continue Reading

Cinnamon Brown Butter Frosting (WFMW)

My husband has a “Theory of October”… Basically, he has decided that October is the best month of the year (pumpkins, apple cider, hoodies, crisp cool air, and my birthday… well, my birthday isn’t actually on his list, but it should be!)… And, he would challenge you to find a month that is better thanContinue Reading