Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Fall has rolled in this year fast and furious, I am still sitting here saying “What happened to October?” and already its November! I am in no way prepared for the holidays and I am actually having a hard time getting in the spirit at all. Maybe I need to see a few hundred holiday commercials…

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Every year when September 1st rolls around I know our Starbucks budget is going to go through the roof. My husband and I are huge fans of their Pumpkin Spice Latte. And when I saw these cupcakes I was intrigued, they looked very good. Then when asking my office mate what kind of cupcake she wanted…

Sour Apple Martini

Ever since our first trip to the Cheesecake Factory a very long time ago, the apple Martini has been one of our favorite drinks. You can find a million different ways to make them on the web but until we made this one from my favorite bar book we didn’t have a go-to recipe. This…

Baby Shower Cupcakes

When my best friend got pregnant I was beyond excited for her.  They have wanted a baby for a long time and its been a somewhat painful and trying few years but they hung in there and now have a beautiful baby girl set to arrive early next month.  Everything has gone wonderfully throughout the pregnancy and mom…

Cilantro Martini

I wanted to get this drink recipe out as quickly as possible because its that good. I am not as easily impressed by drinks these days but this one really surprised me, it has a wonderful flavor without being too herb-y. If you hate cilantro (Mom) then this is not the drink for you, but…

Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagas & Herbed Goat Cheese

This is a very simple dish, one of my favorites for a weeknight dinner.  And as a plus, most of the time Gattor will eat it (ha the fickleness of a three-year old). I also love the flexibility it has, you can adjust it to your taste or simply according to what you have on hand. This particular  time…

Chocolate x3

With another birthday at work comes another request, this one however was for all chocolate. What could be more fun than trying to come up with three ways to put chocolate together? And why stop there, if you get exact, there is actually 4 ways chocolate is used in these. You have my go to devils food…

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

I got the honor of making cupcakes for my cousins bridal shower; the theme was  lavender and  green and the decor was natural and for whatever reason I found that rather intimidating. I knew swirls of bright colors or over-sprinkled cupcakes wouldn’t fly here, but I had been wanting to do more gum-paste flowers for…

Lemon Blueberry cupcakes

My BFF wanted something light and fresh for her birthday, this recipe looked fabulous and tasted even better. The combination of lemon and blueberries is very good not to mention biting into creamy lemon curd inside the cupcake. The recipe I used called for a lemon butter cream but I knew I wanted to use either…

Super Simple Ranch Dressing

Your days of homemade ranch consisting of a packet and a tub of sour cream should be over after you try this. This recipe is creamy and delicious and super simple to make. You can change up the herbs to your liking, even adding some hot sauce if you like it spicy, anything is possible….

Black-Bottom Cupcakes

When I asked my friend Maria what cupcake she would like for her birthday she requested black bottom cupcakes. I had honestly never heard of them before but I am always game to try something new. These are incredibly easy, in fact you can bang these out in under and hour and with no frosting…

Baptism cupcakes

One of my best friend’s was having a baptism for her adorable baby girl and I offered to make cupcakes. I just knew I wanted something feminine and pretty. We decided on lavender as the theme color and we enjoyed a Friday night creating these. They turned out better than I expected, we could not find the…