Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Marshmallow Frosting

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You know how people argue over whether the traditional thanksgiving sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows is too sweet for a side dish? Or maybe topping a casserole with candies isn't considered sophisticated enough cuisine for today's average consumer, aka food snob. Personally, I don't see the problem. Too sweet for a side dish? Uh, hello. Dessert. Duh. So simple, right? Enter these phenomenal cupcakes. Sweet potato, topping with marshmallow. Unmistakably thanksgiving. Unmistakably dessert. Unmistakably delicious. PS: did you think sweet potatoes and baking don't work together? Think again! They are delicious and go perfectly with the spices generally associated with fall … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

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It's funny how certain things work out at times. Take writing for example. Honestly, it's always come very easily to me. My 12th grade English teacher once commented that I'm lucky she enjoys reading my essays so much, or she would probably fail me for turning them all in two weeks late. When I started this blog, I put a lot of thought into the food and recipes (obviously!) and of course, as you know, I thought a lot about the photography. But the writing? It was always an afterthought, just something I did in the last few minutes of my posting. And I guess it worked. Because suddenly in the last few weeks I've gotten a ton of comments from readers, both of my magazine column and my blog, … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Who wants to talk about my favorite thing in the world? Wait, let's back up. Y'know how I'm always talking about how I bake all these insanely delicious treats without tasting them, because my life is basically one crazy long diet? Well. I always says that I can totally resist eating my treats when dieting. I also say that there's one treat that I just can't resist. Which brings us right back to my favorite thing in the entire world. So when I took a little dieting break for the holidays, it suddenly occurred to me. Duh. I can make my favorite treat in the world without torturing myself by not eating any. So I made them. Cinnamon Buns. With cream cheese frosting frosting slathered … [Read more...]