Tag: dessert

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Cupcakes

A few years ago, a friend at work asked me to make Halloween cupcakes for a birthday party. We settled on Frankensteins, mummies, jack’o’lanterns, owls, graveyards, and pumpkin patches. This was back when TGBG was a baby, and my photography skills were…a little lacking:       […]

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

How to Frost Cupcakes with a Bag

Back when I was in college, I took a Wilton cake decorating class at my local JoAnn Fabrics. It was the intro class, and I was the youngest person there by far. We learned the basics of decorating cakes using buttercream, decorating bags, and decorating […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Apparently September is for confessions…last week I told you I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, this week I have another confession. I’m also not a huge fan of cream cheese icing. Which is a shame since that’s what most people use with pumpkin […]

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

I have a confession to make…I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s like The Classic Flavor Combination, I know. But, I really don’t like it. It’s just not exciting enough. There’s too much of the same flavor without anything to break it up. […]

Drunken Strawberry Shortcake

Drunken Strawberry Shortcake

Weeknights can be rough. There are a million things to do and never enough time to do them. I think this is especially true when it’s nice out – we usually end up cooking outside just so we can stay out longer. But…I like to […]

Liege Waffles

Liege Waffles

Back in January, I made a kitchen bucket list…dishes I’ve been wanting to attempt for a long time but never get around to. We had to spend a few extra dollars on Amazon to qualify for free shipping a while back, so I added pearl […]

Smoked Cinnamon Rolls

Smoked Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls. Do I even need to say anything else? No, but I’m going to. I’m also going to show you a lot of pictures today, so I hope you’re prepared to give in to the urge to make cinnamon rolls. Because you will feel […]

First Attempt at Macarons

First Attempt at Macarons

At the beginning of the year, I decided to set some kitchen goals for myself, rather than resolutions. It’s pretty much a list of foods I’ve always thought about making, but never have. I realized we’re well into February, and I hadn’t tried anything new […]

Brownies with Peanut Butter Icing

Brownies with Peanut Butter Icing

Well, after last night’s Steeler’s game, I think we could all use a little more weekend. I can’t give us a second Saturday, but I can share these brownies with peanut butter icing. I was going to save them for a Valentine’s recipe…but I think […]

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

I love coffee cake. Specifically, I love coffee cake with a crumble on top, and lots of cinnamon. Friends, this cinnamon apple coffee cake has plenty of both crumble and cinnamon. Hubs and I went apple picking a few weeks ago, so we had roughly 1000 […]