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Macarons with Cookie Butter Filling

February 15, 2014

Once upon a time (last week) I made macarons for the first time and then made them twice more the same day. Sometimes I’m just weird like that, but this time it was because I totally screwed up the first try. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you why. So why did I make them for a second and then THIRD time? Well, the second batch was awesome and I had leftover filling so I made the third batch. The third batch also gave me an excuse to try a different cookie color.

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

December 8, 2013

I’m never met a jar of Nutella I didn’t like. If you haven’t tried it, please do, and you’ll soon want to eat it by the spoonful. So while nothing about chocolate and Nutella screams “Christmas!” to me, I made these cupcakes for my neighbor’s holiday party. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. Words to live by, people.

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Xbox Game Controller Sugar Cookies

August 26, 2013

What do nine year old boys like? I have no idea. My co-worker’s kiddo, however, is really into video games and is having a big ol’ video game themed party this weekend. He’s particularly into his Xbox system, so Xbox controller cookies were quickly added to my project list.

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Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

July 9, 2013

Why didn’t anyone tell me how awesome strawberry cupcakes are? I had to find out all by myself when I made some last weekend. These cupcakes are made with lots of fresh strawberries and were perfect for our 4th of July BBQ (that we had on the 6th of July).

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