Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Food memories are some of the strongest. When I smell onions being caramelized with peppers in olive oil I’m immediately transported to when my parents would make fajitas. Or when I smell tomato sauce cooking on the stove it usually meant lasagna was on it’s way. But those are both memories conjured up mostly from smell. These cupcakes, while only just a small fraction of the food I’ve been made by my grandmother and probably only made a couple of times by her, are something that everytime I go to visit her, I think of these cupcakes. 

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Blueberry Ricotta Coffee Cake

How is everyone today?

Has everyone been having a great summer? Filled with the laughter of children, too much sun, frequent ice cream runs and endless fun?

Yeah, I haven’t either.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cake

Growing up everyone always told me to relax and find something I truly enjoy doing and do it to my full potential. The whole, if you love what you’re doing you’ll never work a day in your life, sort of thing.

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Coconut Snowball Cake

This cake was originally going to be posted as an Olympics themed “eat this while you’re watching the Olympics because it has snowball in the name” post but what do you know the Olympics is over. Was it shorter this year? In the blink of an eye it was here and now it’s gone.

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Orange Ricotta Cheesecake and My New Years Resolutions

The end of the year is almost here. Just one more day before we say goodbye to 2013 and say hello to 2014.

A Christmas Buche De Noel

Merry post Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday with delicious foods. I know I sure did. I’ll be feeling it at the gym later today. But alas, until then I will just sit here sipping on my coffee in peaceful bliss.

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White Russian Cupcakes


Please ignore my naked cupcakes.

They may not have some fancy frilly cupcake liners on, but they are still beautiful in their own way. They’re unqiue!

And you know what? They feel comfortable in their own skin, so who cares what the world thinks! They don’t need the worlds approval!