Tag Archives: Vanilla extract

White Cherry Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September  that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events But […]

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Dirty Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini-Cupcakes

A week ago I competed in a race named “Mudathalon”.  A three mile race with 40 obstacles through the mud.  Me, my hubby, Jacob and a handful of friends all enjoyed getting thoroughly and disgustingly muddy!  I know it doesn’t sound fun, but it was.  Imagine rappelling ropes draped over ridges into muddy streams, a […]

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Cherry Cake

A bag of Cherries is a beautiful and tempting sight for me.  When the grocery stores starts placing the plump cherries out in the produce section, I start buying them.  I have to admit everyone in my house loves to pop the sweet gems in their mouth, but still I try to find ways to […]

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Blackberry Cream-Cheese Cake

This cake is such a pleasant surprise.  The cheesecake filling adds a creaminess to the cake, while the streusel tastes divine with the cinnamon, sugar and butter.  What a way to enjoy your Blackberries!  This is great as a dessert with a glass a milk or breakfast in the morning with a cup of coffee […]

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Double Chocolate-Orange Brownies

Do you ever just want chocolate?  Of course you do, and so did I.  It was blazing hot out and I had been out messing in the garden and fiddling with the chickens and I am sure I sweated off a few pounds, and as a reward I deserved brownies.  I was out of my […]

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Orange-Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Oh my goodness, this is my new favorite cupcake.  It is so, so, so good.  The orange and chocolate are decadent and sticking the cupcakes in the fridge hardens up the icing so its hard like the chocolate on a ice-cream bar!  I was actually trying to wait to have my next one till after […]

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Bread Pudding Muffins

Have you ever had bread pudding?  It is delicious! In a muffin it is a little cup of a gratifying goodness! This recipe has raisins and apple.  If you don’t want the raisins don’t add them,  if you don’t want the apples don’t add them.  You could substitute pear in place of the apple with […]

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Ooey-Gooey Pecan Bars

With all the Derby Parties coming up this weekend I thought I would share a recipe that everyone will love, that is if they like sweet enough to make your teeth hurt pecan bars!! 3 sticks of butter, room temperature (yea I said 3) 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla […]

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Chocolate Almond Torte

This recipe is short on ingredients but has a few more steps.  Don’t let the added steps intimidate you into not make this recipe. It is well worth the effort! If you have someone who likes chocolate, they will LOVE this torte. If you have someone who is so-so on chocolate (gasp) they will LOVE […]

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Blueberry Cupcakes

Are these good?  Let’s just say I was going to share a few with friends and my family said a resounding “NO”!  Enough said. I had one the day they were made (of course), I stored the few that remained after the first night in the refrigerator for later, so I had a ‘few’ cold. […]

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