best chocolate cupcakes ever and a blue iguana? meet madeleine and some vanilla bean madeleines ai heart red velvet mini cupcakes (gluten-free) red kuri kabocha mochi–happy belated new year 2014?! kid-friendly & approved pecan mac nut pie-baking a difference no kid hungry mochi two ways: traditional azuki red bean paste & crazy cookie butter celebrating grandparents day with torta della nonna i heart zucchini honey cornbread “love” muffins my attempt to hold on to summer with this plum blueberry tart! edible fashion: high heel cupcakes and make-up and purse cookies

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Aug 20

best chocolate cupcakes ever and a blue iguana?

It’s been few and far between my blog posts this year, but to make it up to you . . . I have the best chocolate cupcake recipe to share with you!  But first let me share some highlights of… Continue reading »

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Mar 24

meet madeleine and some vanilla bean madeleines

Just when life gets hectic . . . we make things much more complicated!  As you can tell from my posts, it’s like I’ve been trying to catch up from the beginning of the year.  But in all honesty, I… Continue reading »

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Mar 1

ai heart red velvet mini cupcakes (gluten-free)

Considering my first post of the year was last week, I think I’m right on track with this belated Valentine’s post!  Please have pity on this working mom with a new addition to the family (not really what you may… Continue reading »

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Feb 18

red kuri kabocha mochi–happy belated new year 2014?!

February 17th and I’m only now wishing all of you a Happy New Year!  It’s disheartening that every January, I am bogged down with a major project at work that leaves me almost never any time to blog.  This year… Continue reading »

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Nov 11

kid-friendly & approved pecan mac nut pie-baking a difference no kid hungry

Two years ago, I pledged to add my voice to the national movement of people committed to end childhood hunger . . . NO Kid Hungry! I have a message to share and it’s heartbreaking.  More than 16 million kids… Continue reading »

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Oct 14

mochi two ways: traditional azuki red bean paste & crazy cookie butter

I’ve posted a few mochi recipes in the past: Chocolate Covered Mochi Bites with Toasted Coconut Blueberry Mochi Cake Tri-Colored Mochi All of the recipes above were baked mochi.  I’m going to share with you THE most easiest stove-top method… Continue reading »

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Sep 9

celebrating grandparents day with torta della nonna

A few months ago, we were desperately searching for a place to eat dinner after a long day of shopping at the mall.  We weren’t familiar with the town so I launched my Yelp app and found an Italian restaurant… Continue reading »

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Sep 3

i heart zucchini honey cornbread “love” muffins

Back in April, I featured the first recipe in my “love” series.  These recipes are much healthier and may be lower sugar, fat, or calories.  They may also contain fresh fruits or veggies, protein or fiber.  But they all must… Continue reading »

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Aug 18

my attempt to hold on to summer with this plum blueberry tart!

I’m in denial.  Summer is quickly coming to an end . . . and I intend to do everything in my power to hold on to it.  But going up against mother nature is a losing battle.  So as I… Continue reading »

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Aug 12

edible fashion: high heel cupcakes and make-up and purse cookies

I am so excited and somewhat fatigued to share with you this post!  Wait, fatigued?  Yes, but mostly excited.  Before the beginning of Summer, I had promised my daughter that she could have a special party since she got all… Continue reading »