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Decadent Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Muffins

I don’t really have an interesting story for you about how these came about. I just saw this recipe and felt indulgent, and decided to add sweet cherries. Then I felt a little guilty, so I added a little whole wheat.
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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Zoe turned two last week, and the party decorations are still up. Perhaps, I’m hoping that if I leave them up she’ll stay just as she is, and I can enjoy her sweet two year old self just a bit longer. Just a wish…after all, I did help her blow out the candle.

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Vanilla Lime Cupcakes {For Two} With Lime Whipped Cream

I love this new trend of cutting down a recipe to fit your cravings…so you can fit into your jeans.  (more…)

Happy Birthday Cake!

Somebody turned one last week, and I am still in shock.

The first taste of birthday cake is an important one. I wanted Zoe to have something simple and delicious. She loves strawberries, and I thought Fresh Strawberry Buttercream and a simple vanilla cake would go nicely. It turned out perfect.

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

I didn’t expect to get emotional while making my daughter’s first birthday cake.  It started when I was at my mother’s house in Arizona. I was excited because I got to use all her kitchen gadgets and her fancy double oven. I pulled out her Kitchen Aid mixer that had once belonged to my Grandma. I began creaming the butter, and my mind wandered to my Grandma. She passed away almost 13 years ago on the night of my High School graduation. I miss her. She was a round lovable woman with a great big deep laugh, and always a nice firm hug. She made all sorts of goodies with that very same mixer.

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Spring has sprung, at least in my kitchen.

 

Spring takes the lead with Citrus Vanilla Cupcakes.

Here in Utah, in April, a war begins each year. It is a war between the seasons of Winter and Spring. Each day only one will win.

If you would have looked outside my window today you might have thought Winter was a fierce contender in this war.

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