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And the Winner Is…

Wow. You all sure love cupcakes. Like, seriously. Out of over 400 entries (holy moly!), the lucky winner was randomly selected: A huge congratulations to Ashley who will be receiving her very own Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit from Bake it Pretty! Didn’t win? You can still get a Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit for...

Pork Chops with Savory Blueberry Sauce

Yes, I did just put pork and blueberry in the same sentence. The same recipe in fact. And you know what? It was quite tasty! As someone who didn’t grow up eating the other white meat, I have to say I’ve never been a big fan of pork. Growing up, it’s just not something my...

Cupcake Tips & Tools, plus a GIVEAWAY!

I often get asked how I decorate my cupcakes. So I figured a post dedicated to the ‘how’ of it all was in order. However, to be honest, I don’t think it is something that can be taught. It’s a matter of practice. Get yourself a plate or silicone mat, and a vat of buttercream,...

Spaghetti with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts

Sometimes, you just have to use up what’s in the fridge. Call it guilt, not wanting to let perfectly good produce go to waste, or call it thrift, since we paid for that food, may as well use it. Whatever the motivator, the mis-matched, partially used, and almost forgotten bits and pieces must come out...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Oh. My. God. If you could take perfection, roll it in a ball, and dip it chocolate, this would be it. I’m not joking here folks. I’d strongly advise you to put down the mouse and get your butt to the kitchen, stat. Even Taylor firmly declared these the best thing I’ve ever baked. Even...

Quick Vietnamese Chicken Pho

Taylor has an unhealthy obsession with Pho (or rather, it is actually fairly healthy by comparison to his other cravings). If given the option, he could eat Pho for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And probably a few meals in between. You may be asking, Pho? Huh? What exactly, is Pho? Pho (pronounced fuh, not po)...