Hazelnut Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting and a Wedding Shower

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Hi! I'm home! I've been trying desperately to avoid the fact that I'm home. But I think it happened?? Maybe if I just click my heels a couple times... few times? for 5 minutes?? I'll wake back up in sunny California....   Nope. I don't know what Dorothy's got that I don't. I even picked up a Yorky this week (I'm dog sitting for one of my friend's for the next few months! SO. freaking. cute.) But that's ok, I've actually been going through some serious kitchen withdrawal, I cannot … [Read more...]

Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cakes

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So I just bought Martha's new Cakes & Cupcakes special edition magazine last week. Clearly I was done for. Remember Monday's post? My addiction to all things cheesy and embarrassingly domestic? Well pair that with a magazine addiction... (People, Glamour.. Cooking Light, I don't discriminate) - andddd you get little individual heart cake for Valentine's Day! And they are freaking adorable. These are the cakes that are featured in my heart healthy February Magazine issue :) Low cal, lower … [Read more...]

Chocolate Heart Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

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  The secret Martha Stewart in me gets so excited for holidays! I love any and every excuse to go a little OCD domestic on some cupcakes. If I had all the time and piping bags in the world, plus a magic pill that negated every cookie I ate...I would be finagling corny baked goods for every holiday on the calendar - Casimir Pulaski to Garbage Day.  Needless to say I couldn't help myself for Valentine's Day...! And I so wish that I could take credit for the adorable design, but I found … [Read more...]

Easy Melting Snowman Cookies and My Favorite Christmas Recipes Round-Up

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Merry merry Christmas! This is my last post before Christmas Day and I want to wish you all the very best holiday! This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Everyone I love, and everything I love to eat are all packed into the best day, wrapped in Christmas wrap, covered in pretty Christmas lights, and tied up with a shiny bow. One of my best friend's just flew in last night from NYC and the rest of the crew is following over the next couple days. My fridge is literally stocked with … [Read more...]

Monster Cupcakes!

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Halloween is the BEST. Besides the fact that an entire new aisle is now dedicated to candy in the grocery store, even better is that I can walk out of the store with 10 different bags and no one will judge me. Because the old lady next to me just walked out with 12.   I seriously had SO much fun trying to find cute candy decor for these little spooky cupcakes! Once a month I come up with easy festive recipes for a recipe board I have set up at a doctor's office - and this was … [Read more...]

Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Milk Chocolate Frosting

Rich, light, smooth, creamy, DELICIOUS chocolate cake. Like the kind of chocolate cake that no matter how many times you tell yourself 'just one more forkful....'  you end up cleaning your plate and then scraping the frosting off your friend's piece next to you. And then go look for it in the fridge at like 2 am. Warning though: this cake is a bit challenging. Its not the typical throw a few ingredients in a bowl, mix, and voila! But its totally doable and soooo worth it. Its kind of like a … [Read more...]