Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes from Pillsbury

I was not a Girl Scout. I tried once, for one day. You see, there was a Welcome to The Girl Scouts, Come See What We Are Like Festival at my elementary school when I was 8. I went because my mom, at the time, was part of the PTA, which still to this day […]

Easy Easter Cupcakes–Two Ways

I used to teach a lot of classes – cake decorating, cookie decorating, cupcake decorating.  It was fun, for sure, especially teaching busy moms that they, too, could make really fanciful things using products that were ready to go. For example, Pillsbury. Pillsbury makes a huge assortment of products that make a busy parent’s life […]

Raspberry Ice Cupcakes…and a KitchenAid Giveaway

Raspberry Ice Cupcakes.  Pink Cupcakes. Cupcakes for a Cure. Sure, you may think pink cupcakes in October may seem odd, considering everything else in your feed is pumpkin and pear, but pink is perfect for today, and for the rest of October.  Why? It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am helping KitchenAid raise money […]

Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes…and a Giveaway

Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes. Let that sink in for a minute. Sounds like spring and summer, all wrapped up in a nice little bow, doesn’t it?  Yeah, it kinda does.  Flavors like citrus and berries just shout warm weather, and these tasty cupcakes do not disappoint. I was challenged by Pillsbury to take a couple of […]

Toasted Coconut Mango Cupcakes…and a Giveaway

I’ve found it, kiddos…the perfect flavor to kick off SPRING.  I don’t know about you, but I am about sick to death of winter.  I have had the fortune of being in Florida, Las Vegas, and Houston the past couple of weeks, and got a taste of summer.  Pools and glorious sunshine?  Yes, please.  Then […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes…Low Carb and a Giveaway!

I love being able to say that these cupcakes are Low Carb, though I know the sugar and chocolate lovers out there will be turned against this recipe already. I hope that’s not the case. Truth is, these cupcakes are so simple, so delicious, and so – YUM – that the fact that they are […]

Cream Cheese Brownie Buttercream

No joke. Cream Cheese Brownie Buttercream. To me, one of the very best brownies is a cream cheese brownie.  Fudgy and tangy and sweet and…not on my diet but, well, maybe it’s on yours.  I also love my version of homemade buttercream, which is made mostly of butter, and umm, cream.  Sugar, butter, cream. So…I […]

Decorating Halloween Cupcakes…on Daytime Blue Ridge

I’ve stepped way outside of my comfort zone lately, kids. Like, way, way outside. Me?  I like to hang out in my kitchen, barefoot, communicating via Facebook, text, and Twitter.  I am perfectly content to do so – I don’t really like leaving the house. So what am I doing? I’ve started appearing on Daytime […]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Buttercream Topped Cupcakes

I love a challenge. Take for example being sent a box full of the latest creations from Hershey’s and Betty Crocker, who teamed up to make a variety of packaged products together.  That’s right…together. Now sure, I could have made exactly what was on the box.  But there’s no challenge in that.  No thought process […]