Brown Butter Buttercream

This buttercream is perfect on just about any cake or cupcake but I especially like it on my Banana Cupcakes. The nuttiness of the brown butter blends perfectly with the bananas! First, prepare the brown butter: 2 1/2 sticks butter 4 to 4 1/2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract about…

Brown Butter

I have fallen in love. Of course, I fell in love with my adorable husband, Jamie, almost 23 years ago and it has been magical.  But my new love has consumed me.  It’s all I can think about!  I need this new love day and night and in everything I do. My new love is…

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have always loved chocolate chip cookies – I mean, who doesn’t?  But everyone has their own idea of what ‘perfect’ is when it comes to cookies. I love a chocolate chip cookie that is thick and soft and chewy with plenty of chocolate chips but also enough cakey dough to hold it all together…

Best (EVER) Yellow Cupcakes (HONEST!)

I’m usually known for having yummy fresh baked treats around when people come over.  If someone needs a cake for an occasion, they give me a call.  I’ve tested and tweaked and developed recipes until I am POSITIVE that the flavor and texture of the finished product will be to my liking (and hopefully everyone…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

The Reece’s commercial says it all.  Chocolate and peanut butter are the PERFECT combination.  I, especially, cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter together.  Whether it is ice cream, a cookie, a cake or just a graham cracker spread with pb and chocolate chips, I’m an addict. Luckily, I am not the only one that loves…