Salted Caramel Milk and A Girl’s Flight Night Party with Godiva

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  Here’s something about me that probably won’t come as a surprise: I love throwing parties. (If you’re a regular reader, the post about my Very Hungry Caterpillar party this past spring might have tipped you off.) Actually, I love-slash-hate throwing parties, because I inevitably get obsessive and way too intense about it, and it’s…

Pear Pistachio Tart with Rosemary Crust

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Operation Aaaahhhh Get These Pears Out Of My House! continues. (The name is a work in progress.) My first assault against the giant box of pears involved Pear Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream, and while it was a moderate success, many, many pears remained. Today’s solution? A pear pistachio tart. When you look at the list…

Bumblebee Cake

Bumblebee Cake

I made this sweet little bumblebee cake for a friend’s daughter’s birthday last week. I don’t do too many special occasion cakes any more, so it’s always fun to dust off the old fondant rolling pin and get down to business. The party was bee themed, and I took my design inspiration from the super-cute…

Marzipan Swirl Tart

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It’s baaaaaack! Marzipan, my little almond paste friend found in the silver tube, is back in a big way today. It wasn’t enough that I churned it into almond ice cream and mixed it with coconut and fudge sauce earlier this summer. No, I had to go and pair it with a buttery almond crust…

Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Cups

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You guys, I just had the best week EVER. Jason took Asher on a trip to visit the grandparents for a week, leaving me home alone. I repeat: HOME. ALONE. Picture me doing the patented Macaulay Culkin hands-to-cheeks pose, but instead of screaming in fear, I’m shrieking with delight.

Pear Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream

Pear Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream | SugarHero.com

Buckle up, cupcakes, there is major cuteness ahoy. What, like you’ve never made a recipe just so you could top it with an adorable miniature candy fruit? Actually, these pear cupcakes served a dual purpose: I got to indulge my love of whimsy and painfully literal cupcake decorating, and also got to address what is…

Grapefruit Tarts

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I am such a sucker for a good deal. While shopping recently, I noticed that the store was selling 6 grapefruit for $1. Instantly my grapefruit alert levels skyrocketed from Complete Apathy to I Need Six Grapefruit IMMEDIATELY. I tossed them in my cart with Michael Jordan aplomb and gave myself giant pats on the…

Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Buttercream

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Sometimes, when working on a blog post, I want to skip the writing entirely. No cute stories, no poetic descriptions, no embarrassing confessions about late-night munching. Just a few in-your-face pictures, and a recipe. Because some recipes, and some pictures, need no other accessories. BAM.

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