Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake

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When I have a serious chocolate and peppermint craving, nothing but this cake will do. York Peppermint Patties? Hah! I scoff in the face of those puny little candies. The only peppermint patty I’m interested in is made with flourless chocolate cake, white chocolate-mint ganache, and is 9 inches in diameter. THAT’S what I’m talking…

Earl Grey Lavender Cupcakes

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I’m a simple girl, with simple needs. This year for Mother’s Day, I told Jason that I wanted breakfast + Netflix in bed. It may not sound like much, but when most of your mornings begin with a little face 3 inches away from yours, whisper-shouting “Mom! It’s wake up time! Let’s play!”, simple things…

How To Make Your Own Chocolate Molds

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I own a lot of candy molds. It’s practically a requirement for a candy writer—plus, they’re so inexpensive, it’s easy to buy one here or there and not realize there’s a problem until I’ve amassed a small Mount Everest of candy molds on top of my kitchen shelves. Between candy supply stores and the internet,…

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas

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[Quick note: I've been having some technical difficulties, and had to re-publish this post a few days after it first went live. Apologies to those who receive it in their reader or their email twice! I think everything should be working smoothly from now on.] Curious George was the theme of the day at my…

Curious George Birthday Cake

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You guys! I’m the mother of a 3-year old now. What the what?! My sweet boy went from a baby to a chubby-cheeked toddler to a long, lean man-child who talks a mile a minute and bounces off the walls and suddenly likes to tie up bad guys and joke about poop (the struggle is…

Butterscotch Pots de Creme

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Helloooo, long-lost friends! Things have been a bit quiet around here lately, and I’ve missed you! I’ve had a crazy confluence of work and life stuff going on, and unfortunately it seems like it’s going to continue for the next few weeks, so SugarHero might not be updated as frequently as I’d like. But I’m…

Coconut Macaroon Tart With Passion Fruit Cream

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Coconut tarts filled with passion fruit creeaaam– these are a few of my faaaavorite things! Real talk: I like raindrops just fine, am neutral on roses, am allergic to cats, lust after copper kettles, and I’ve never owned a woolen mitten…

Malted Milk Chocolate Brownies

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So remember how just a few days ago, I was like, “We’re fancy people! We deserve classy desserts and gold-plated cutlery and our own butlers and small fluffy dogs wearing sweaters!” and then I said a lot of foolish things about elevating Easter desserts beyond just colorful kid’s stuff? Yeah, I don’t know what I…

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