Lime and Coconut Mini Cupcakes

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Spring is here! Just kidding – it’s snowing outside as I write this. Sigh.

The weather outside is showing no sign of changing anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I can’t bring a little taste of paradise inside my house. Turn the kitchen into a tropical getaway with these lime and coconut mini cupcakes. Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Mocha Cake with Coconut Buttercream

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There’s only one way to sweeten up this bitter winter day.

Cake. Lots and lots of cake.
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Galentine’s Day Cookies

…inspired by Queen B

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If you’ve never heard of Galentine’s Day, that’s probably because it isn’t real. According to everyone’s favorite Councilwoman, Leslie Knope, from Parks and Recreation, February 13th is a day to show some love to all your best gals.

Just because this fictional holiday technically isn’t real doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it, right?

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Cinnamon Dolce Latte Cookies

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One of my favorite winter drinks at Starbucks is the cinnamon dolce latte. Technically, the cinnamon dolce latte is not one of their seasonal drinks (you can get one all year long!), but I think it’s the perfect warm beverage for snowy, January days like today. It’s sweet, spicy, and caffeinated – three of my favorite things. Cookies are also a favorite of mine, so today I’m baking whole wheat cinnamon dolce latte cookies. Continue reading

Butternut Squash Pizza

…with pancetta and caramelized onions

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Now that a full week of November has gone by, it’s officially time to start planning that Thanksgiving dinner menu. If you’re looking for a fresh, new appetizer to start your day of thanks (and eating) off right, look no further.

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Coconut Chai Cupcakes

…from a boxed mix

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I am not usually a proponent of overly sweet and chemical-packed boxed cake mixes, but when I’m in a pinch, a boxed mix can be a huge timesaver. These coconut chai cupcakes are so simple to make and elevate packaged cake mix to fine cupcake cuisine. Continue reading