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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Strawberry and Basil Champagne Cupcakes

For Mother’s Day we decided to bake Grandma up some Strawberry and Basil Champagne Cupcakes! A little messy, but seriously delicious! I’ve always loved the subtle combination of Strawberry & Basil. It’s a cocktail pairing favorite of mine. So putting it in a cupcake was a no brainer. The champagne’s alcohol content will cook right out, just leaving the flavor. It also makes them extra fluffy & moist, so what’s not to love! Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Mini Chocolate Egg Blondies

We just finished celebrating Easter over here, but the house is still covered in plastic eggs and to be honest, more chocolate than either of us need;)… I kind of have an obsession for Mini Cadbury Eggs. So, when I saw the ten pound bag at Costco, I had to buy them. Just kidding, it wasn’t ten pounds. But, it might as well have been right? Because, no matter how many handfuls I eat of them they don’t seem to be going anywhere. Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Lightened Up Carrot Cake Cupcakes

My son loves carrot cake , I think that has a lot to do with his love for Peter Rabbit. I’m not a big fan of carrots in general.. But, I find it hard not to love Carrot Cake? Its sweet, and spiced just right. You can even feel good about yourself for getting some carrots in for the day right? Or are those just lies I tell myself..Wink wink, nudge nudge.

Well, you can if you make a few “lighter” changes! So, this is my lightened up version of Carrot Cake Cupcakes topped with Vanilla Cashew Frosting (Dairy Free). Continue Reading…