Watermelon Cookie Slices and Coconut Cupcakes

Last week, I celebrated my half birthday. While I’m not exactly sure where I’ll be for my birthday in December, I’m determined to make it somewhere warm! (So obviously, Chicago isn’t going to cut it. :-P) In honor of the half and to celebrate the start of warmer temps, I hosted a tropical-themed dinner partyContinue reading “Watermelon Cookie Slices and Coconut Cupcakes”

Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes

In a month, I’ll be exploring the sights and sounds of New Orleans for the very first time. (There will be beignets! And yes, I do plan to blog about the best bites discovered from my NOLA adventures. :) These cupcakes remind me of a different type of “donut” – the churro. A good churroContinue reading “Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes”

Chick Cupcakes

Easter is almost upon us! Growing up, my mom always assembled the BEST Easter baskets for me and my brother. His would be filled with chocolates and mine would contain all of my favorite fruit-flavored items, plus a stuffed animal or two. My mom used to pull together similar packages for us for Valentine’s Day, too.Continue reading “Chick Cupcakes”

Tie-Dye Cupcakes: The Go Blue Batch

To prepare for a bus ride from Michigan back to Chicago, I stopped in the community library’s bookstore for reading materials and a few DVDs. For $10, I picked up several Cooking Light issues, American History X and Hairspray on DVD, and the book, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. (I’m reading Larson’s Devil inContinue reading “Tie-Dye Cupcakes: The Go Blue Batch”