Ho Ho Cupcakes

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Everyone has eaten a ho-ho cupcake once in their life, right?  Growing up I ate my fair share of the individual packaged chocolate cakes filled with a sugary white filling, then glazed with a thin waxy layer of chocolate.  I didn’t seem to mind eating them as a kid, but as an adult I craved more… more chocolate flavor in the cake, more butter taste in the filling, and more of a rich intense chocolate taste for the glaze.

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Wedding Cake Cupcakes


This is the time of year when graduations are in full swing. Everybody is happy and celebrating their special occassion with sweet treats. The daughter of my long-time friend Shelly, recently graduated from high school. Such a great time in one’s life. The feeling of satisfaction, knowing you’re finished with high school. Young, bright eyes filled with wonders of what lies ahead.

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes


Let’s celebrate my new journey with these decadent chocolate cupcakes topped with a silky raspberry buttercream!  After several years of creating and tasting with family and friends, I have decided to explore new adventures in the fascinating world of blogging. With my past experiences, and what I create on almost a daily basis, writing stories and taking photos about my Kitchen Moments seems to be the most natural fit.  

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

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Growing up I was surrounded by ample amounts of fruit trees, bushes, and plants.  I can remember standing outside for what seemed like hours picking the plump blue purple colored fruit.  Papa (Grandpa pictured in the photo) would hand us kids a bucket and lead the way.  My sisters, cousin and I would always find the bush with the most berries on it, then race to see who could fill their bucket first.  A few berries for the bucket, then a few in our mouths, eventually we always picked enough to bring  Baba (grandma) to make into pies.  Of course we had moments of spilling buckets of fruit while waving our arms like maniacs shooing away those biting torpedo flies, but we always managed to still get buckets upon buckets of blueberries.

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Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting


When autumn approaches do you find yourself reaching for cans of pumpkin with almost every trip to the grocery store, only to realize when you get home your cabinet is already storing a few?  Endless pumpkin baking leaves me doubting my supply.  Why not check the cabinets and make a list before I leave for the store you ask? Let’s just say at times I fly by the seat of my pants and my organizational skills need improved upon.  A little extra pumpkin can only equal good things for me and those around me.

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Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecake


Mini anything is cute! Individual bite size treats. These little delights are the perfect size to pop in your mouth with one bite. Less mess, right?

Personally, I am a two-bite taster. First bites are usually examining what I just ate, looking at the mini’s texture and determining the taste. Second bite is to savor and enjoy.

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