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  • Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups with fleur de sel Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups with fleur de sel

    Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups with fleur de sel

Homemade chocolate peanut butter cups with fleur de sel

If you don’t like Reese’s peanut butter cups, well, there’s not much more for me to say to you except, you might want to surf around on my older posts and come back later… If you’re still reading, apologies for the pic. It’s from my smartphone. I really should have taken a better pic with my DSLR but these mini morsels were gone before I had a chance. Yup, that good. To give you an idea of the size of these mini morsels, the saucer they are sitting on for an espresso cup. So they’re teeny but back enough of a punch that just one will satisfy you if you’re watching your weight (and, aren’t we all?) And if you have any family or friends who are on a gluten-free diet – BONUS, they’re gluten free too! These are perfect to have laying around, or to give as hostess gifts, […]

  • Owl Cupcakes Owl Cupcakes

    Owl Cupcakes

Owl Cupcakes

  Whooooo loves owls? Apparently, the masses, because they’re everywhere lately: Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel, Winners. You name it. I’m slightly miffed because I loved owls even before they earned a cultish following. Still, I couldn’t resist making these owl cupcakes. At first I was going to make them for Halloween but when our plans got cancelled, I made them anyway.The recipe comes by way of Duncan Hines, but I never would have seen it if it weren’t for Pinterest. Substitutions: I wish I used the mini Oreos, because I think they would have looked a bit cuter. Or even  the Double Stuf ones because it was a bit hard to separate the cookies without scratching the cream right off. I read somewhere that if you microwaved the cookies for about 10 seconds it was easier to take them apart. I tried it, but I can’t say for sure it […]

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  • My son’s airplane-themed second birthday My son’s airplane-themed second birthday

    My son’s airplane-themed second birthday

My son’s airplane-themed second birthday

  I get nervous whenever I am hosting more than two people at my house. It’s not that I don’t like to entertain. I just want it to be perfect, and expectations are always high – especially when it comes to the dessert. People always ask me, where do you find the time? I start planning months in advance (for something like this), and create a schedule for myself that sets out my tasks for up to two weeks beforehand. I don’t have the time to procrastinate. This time, I decided not to get so hung up on the sweet table that I’d be stressed the entire time, especially for an important occasion like my son’s second birthday. Last year, the theme was Elmo, this year I decided to make it an aviation theme for my airplane-obsessed toddler. We kept the party small, close family only, I think he’s still at […]

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