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 […]

Sweet Bunny and Chick Round Up!

Okay, okay, it’s more than just bunnies and chicks.  But it’s a fun Easter themed round up, and it’s got some really cute ideas. I really wanted to so a collection with a few things I think would be excellent for carting off to the school party.  It’s tough, being the class mom, but some […]

National Waffle Day…a Sweet Round Up of Waffles

March 25th…National Waffle Day. Ever since starting my diet, I am ridiculously obsessed with Chicken and Waffles.  Not that I wasn’t before, but, gosh, now I realllly want them.  Or Duck & Waffles.  That will do, too.  With a runny egg on the side? Bourbon Aged Sweet Maple Syrup? I must stop.  I can feel […]

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 […]

The Greenwich Food and Wine Festival


I told you a few weeks ago that I was headed north to Connecticut, to spend a weekend in Greenwich at the Food & Wine Festival. I was excited, of course…but also nervous. Nervous?  Yep.  You see, it’s rare I travel alone anymore.  And if you know me at all, you know I am PeoplePhobic.  […]

Getting Spooky with McCormick…Halloween Giveaway!

The best holidays involve getting dressed up in ridiculous clothes, pretending to be someone you aren’t, and eating your high school graduation weight in chocolate, am I right? I am right. Sure, we say it’s for the kids, but I defy ANY of you to say you don’t sit down and go through your innocent […]