Category: Baking

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I had the honor of throwing my wonderful (and very pregnant!) friend, Kelly, a baby shower this weekend. When planning the menu, I asked for her favorite kind of cupcake and she enthusiastically replied with “chocolate with vanilla frosting!” I took a little liberty with the frosting and opted to go with cream cheese frosting because it is delicious and amazing and life-affirming. Or something. I snacked on enough of it while trying to wield a pastry bag that my pants are little ...

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Vegan Banana Bran Muffins

This past January, my husband and I attempted our annual cleanse. I say “attempted,” because each year we get to day 10 and we eye each other and our fully stocked bar and just can’t resist a glass or wine (me) or a Manhattan (him).  But by cleanse day 7, I was feeling pretty good. Amazing really. Days 2-4 were my own personal hell, especially that one client dinner at a burger joint when I ordered a black bean burger without a bun or cheese and a side salad while ...

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