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Homemade Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties)

You’d think that come girl scout cookie season, there is not much you can do to avoid buying a box or two. I’m sure in most neighborhoods, brownies run rampant, and it’s not like you can say no to a sweet face and the promise of even sweeter treats. But if you live in a...

Q&A w/ L&T: The Answers!

What is your day job? Good question! It’s easy to believe that we just sit around baking cupcakes all day, but that’s not the case. In fact, we work from home (yes, together, all day, every day). We run two web businesses, Purr Design, web and graphic design, and Pattern & Paw, handmade cat and...

Ravioli Gratins with Goat Cheese and Basil Pistou

I think I set myself up for a cheese overload. As you may know, we don’t eat a lot of dairy. Or, should I say, I don’t. While I’m not technically lactose-intolerant, something about the richness of dairy just doesn’t sit right with me much of the time. For a few years I was virtually...

A Manly Cake plus Q&A w/ L&T

Now that’s a manly cake if I ever saw one. So what if it’s girly. And flowery. And sparkly. That didn’t stop be from bringing it to our neighbors Super Bowl party. I think it’s the perfect super bowl cake, don’t you? :) It is, in fact, my second (successful) attempt at a fondant covered...

Hazelnut Cappuccino Cupcakes

This is how it usually goes down in our house: I spend hours slaving over a hot kitchen aid, whipping up cupcakes with mounds of beautiful buttercream, sprinkles, fondant flowers, the works. Taylor gets his hands on one, and proceeds to push 2/3 of the frosting (oh the beautiful swirl of frosting!) onto the side...