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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Cupcakes
with Butter Pecan Frosting

Today, I had to say goodbye to some dear friends. OK, so it isn’t a real goodbye as I am positive that I will see then again and through the powers of this Internet thing, I am quite sure that we will be in touch all the time, but today these two friends stopped being co-tenants. They moved into the building we shared within weeks of me, and it’s been a decade of living here, so ten years of waves and smiles when we were in a hurry, gossip about other neighbors, the parking, the laundry, the snow — god, the snow of 2015! — Italy, Harvard, Germany, our respective families and cats. They have always gotten my foodie experiments, and I remember telling Erin about CSPS a few weeks after I went down this path and she trying my Roasted Salsa Black Bean Soup (March 2011). In exchange, I always received extras from their Crop Share (thank you again, guys!). So a fare-ye-well from me always involves food. So I made these Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting for them to take on their drive down to their new home.
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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

“I Love You S’Mores!” Cupcakes:
Chocolate Cupcakes, Toasted Marshmallow Frosting and Graham Cracker Bears

A few final thoughts for Valentine’s Day this year, and this one would be great for kids. Admittedly, these are really time consuming to make, but I made the graham cracker bears a few days in advance and just the cupcakes and frosting this morning. Obviously a play on the whole S’Mores thing (chocolate = the cupcakes, marshmallows = the frosting, graham crackers = the bears). Cute, eh?
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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Kir Royal Mini Cupcakes

Sometimes a random Wednesday in January deserves a cupcake. OK, in full disclosure, these Kir Royal Mini Cupcakes were actually part of a New Year’s Eve Celebration to ring in 2017, but I’m just getting around to posting today. Besides, they would be just as yummy today. Nom Nom Nom.
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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Blueberry Margarita Cupcakes

Happy Birthday, Jean Jean Jellybean! Today is my best friend’s birthday and seeing she is a cocktail connoisseur and blueberry lover, I thought I would make another one in the series of “Cocktail Cupcakes”. While not a lot of tequila is involved, there is just that hint. Celebrate well, my dear friend!
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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

4th of July Red Velvet Mini-Cupcakes, with Extra Vanilla-y Buttercream

Today is Canada Day so for my friends in the Great White North, happy celebrating. South of the border (so strange to say that in New England!) we’re gearing up for the big Independence Day weekend. Thought I would make another set of cupcakes to make the occasion, and no better excuse to make red velvet. As always, managed to drip a drop on the floor and one of the cats walked through it, leaving a nice trail of what looks like blood at first glance. Eeks!
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