Chocolate of the Day: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

This confection came about when I wanted to make chocolate-covered cherries for my husband but didn’t want to deal with the candy-making part. I’ve always been a far better baker than confectioner, so this was a no-brainer. Over the years, it’s become a go-to item for holiday gift baking.

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Chocolate Of The Day: Chocolate Chai Latte Cupcakes

Chocolate Chai is a big food fad right now, and one my husband has jumped all over. I’m not a huge fan of Chai drinks, but I love Chai in baked goods, so I put this yummy recipe together so I can be on trend and quit being jealous of his Chocolate Chai Lattes.

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We Try It: Sharknado Cupcakes!

With my sea creature-loving son turning six earlier this month, I had to show him the recipe I’d stumbled upon in my Pinterest travels: Sharknado Cupcakes. He laughed, and immediately requested that I make them for his classroom treat.

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Geek Grub by Kickass Ladies of the Internet

The term “geek” is not necessarily an insult these days, and geekiness comes in all shapes and forms. Especially since the idea of “geeking out” over something can apply to any number of activities, there is no specific type of person that can exemplify a geek. There are book geeks and music geeks and dance geeks and theatre geeks and photography geeks and, well, you get the point. Read More Geek Grub by Kickass Ladies of the Internet

31 Days of Halloween with Slay: Day 4, Toothsome Treats

Thinking of throwing a Halloween party? Not throwing a Halloween party but still like cupcakes? Or vampires? Or some sort of thematic recipe that combines both for your own pleasure? I got a recipe for you.

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Strawberry Cupcakes

Last week, I found myself at a crossroads. The details are not important.  How I got there is not particularly important either. Suffice it to say, I was desperately searching for water and headache medicine at a very hoity-toity Whole Foods in Northern California when a thin, cracking tenor voice wavered through the air, “Shoppers, we are pleased to announce that our Farm Fresh Strawberries will be 3 pints for $5, a savings of 50%.” Read More Strawberry Cupcakes

On Young Feminism: A Rebuttal to the Second Wave

For anyone who follows left-wing media in the UK (and doubtless abroad) any time after 2000, a common criticism of modern Feminism becomes increasingly evident; I call it the Katie Price Principle, but it could be called the Pole Dancing principle or the Living Doll principle or a thousand other names. In essence, it’s the argument that the sexualisation of our culture has been gleefully bought into by Feminists, that Feminists are gradually reassuming traditional and newly-developed stereotypically feminine roles; women are becoming more narcissistic, more wrapped up in self-promotion at the expense of female-promotion, and as a result the Feminist discourse suffers. Read More On Young Feminism: A Rebuttal to the Second Wave

How to Make Washcloth Cupcakes

I have a good friend who is the perfect example of a “girly girl.” Her favorite patterns are floral, she loves the color pink (especially pale pink), and she loves frilly dresses. She is the definition of delicate and feminine. But when her birthday came along, I was clueless on what to get her. Giving gifts is not my strength, especially when it’s expected. Read More How to Make Washcloth Cupcakes