Baking · Desserts

Vanilla Bean Buttercream

I'm always looking for the perfect frosting recipe. I may have found it. I knew I needed to make this one when I read in a description that it tasted like melted vanilla bean ice cream. Oh baby. I tweaked it a little, using cream instead of milk (which I always do). Guess what. It… Continue reading Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Baking · Desserts

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Stop the presses. These cupcakes are divine. Simply amazing. I took a lick from the bowl after portioning out the batter and wanted to just eat all of it raw using my hands as shovels. The process for making brownies (melt butter and chocolate together slowly, then add to dry ingredients) is used here and… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Baking · Bread · Breakfast

Clone of a Cinnabon

I used to love Cinnabon. Really, I still do. I just can't afford them anymore. Financially or physically. For a playoff Sunday of football, I figured I could make an exception. At least on the physical part. These are exactly like the real thing - and a dozen don't cost anywhere CLOSE to $30. Best… Continue reading Clone of a Cinnabon

Baking · Desserts

Fudge Frosting

This is a great fudge-y frosting for topping cookies, frosting cakes or just eating with a spoon. What? Doesn't everyone do that? Today, I piped it on top of my Melt-in-your-mouth Shortbread. I also used the extra to slap between two graham crackers - a super easy family favorite treat. Fudge Frosting 2 ounces semi-sweet… Continue reading Fudge Frosting