Oct06

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting (Just Desserts Challenge)

Oh goodness, this is our second Top Chef Just Desserts Elimination Challenge … Challenge! On the last episode of Top Chef Just Desserts the cheftestants were challenged to create bake sale goodies.  I love bake sale goodies, as my thighs will attest, so I was all in on this one.  Bake sale treats are meant to be homey, but that does not mean they are simple. Since the air has suddenly become crisp (I know it can’t last, it...

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Jul27

Lemon Cherry Cake

When I buy fruit I find that I almost always buy more than I need.    In fact, I would go so far as to say I do that with most food.  That isn’t to say I am forever throwing away perfectly good food, but I plan for a dessert or salad and then overbuy with abandon and have to come up with a second, and even third recipe to use it all up.   That is what happened when I bought cherries for my Cherry Cheese Tart.  I bought loads of...

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May29

Raspberry Chipotle Swirl Cupcakes

If you were to ask me what my favorite flavor of the moment was, I would answer, “Chipotle!”   Dried and smoked jalapenos are magic, and they reach super-nova status when incorporated into sweet applications.  Like Vern’s Raspberry Chipotle Jelly, which is sweet and spicy.  I have used it to fill danish, spread it inside turnovers, and now I have swirled it into vanilla cupcakes.   Inspiration struck looking at some...

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