Espresso Granola With Clover Honey Ice Cream

Early last year, my husband had to visit Paris, France for a business trip.  Most of our children couldn’t care less that daddy was leaving for a week, except for one 6-year-old child who follows his father around like a shadow.  He was very upset and cried often in the last few days before daddy… 

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Dirty Chai Kulfi

Enter below for your chance to win a signed copy of Chef Kumar Mahadevan’s beautiful cookbook, From India: Food, Family & Tradition (giveaway open to Australians only)! Have you ever been asked to do something that’s a little out of your comfort zone?  You think you kind of want to go ahead and jump in,… 

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Raw Caramel Slice

The wind is blowing.  The sun is shining amidst white puffy clouds, some with gray bottoms.  In the background is the sound of Playschool and my toddler talking to himself, as well as the low hum of the washing machine.  I’m peeking over my laptop screen at the palm trees and ferns swaying in the… 

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Green Tea Cupcakes

One week after I placed my order for green tea powder (also called matcha) it arrived in my mailbox, and one day later, today, I baked my green tea cupcakes.


Peanut Butter & Nutella Cookies

This is obviously not a cupcake, but still sticking upon the topic of Nutella from the last post – peanut butter cookies swirled with Nutella.

Mocha Cupcakes

In my search for a coffee and banana cupcake, I decided to try the following combination. Mocha cupcakes from Genius of a Cook: Obviously I did not use the Kahlua frosting, but I can say that these are the best mocha cupcakes. They were so soft, delicate and moist and had just a hint of… 

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Half-Birthday Cupcakes

I baked these cupcakes for my son’s 6-month birthday. Of course he couldn’t eat any of these, but the rest of us took care of that. We thought it was so funny my daughter only ate the iced side of these cupcakes! I used this recipe.


Nigella’s Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

This is a recipe I was just dying to try out from Nigella Lawson’s book How To Be A Domestic Goddess. This is one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. The chocolate ganache frosting is a perfect topping to this cupcake. I did have a problem finding natural colored glace cherries, so had to… 

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Sprinkle Cupcakes

This is the first recipe I tried out on my new Breville planetary mixer that I received for my birthday in 2006. It’s a simple butter cake recipe with a simple chocolate icing. Butter Cupcakes Ingredients 125g butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs 300g self raising flour, sifted 3/4… 

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