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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
When I was a little kid, Funfetti cake was where it was at. I’ve always been more of a pie person than a cake person, even as a kid, but I’ll never turn down anything with rainbow sprinkles. And Funfetti cake not only had sprinkles on top, it had them inside. It’s a sprinkle-lover’s dream!
While in college, I was a big fan of more traditional outreach such as movie screenings and leafleting with pamphlets, but since leaving the college campus environment, I’ve been drawn to sharing veganism through other means. For the twenty-something set I hang with these days, my vegan friends and I have found different ways to […]
I’m sad to say this will be my last food column for Persephone. One of the first things the team did when they purchased us was to stage an intervention to keep me out of the food posts. Apparently, my passion for cream cheese, empty carbohydrates and snack cheese does not mesh up with the […]
When my sister called me Friday to see if I would have time this weekend to bake cupcakes with her ““ which as anyone with siblings knows is code for “˜can I come over and watch you bake me some cupcakes that I will later claim as my own’ ““ I agreed on condition that […]
These cupcakes have been making the internet rounds this fall, and there is not a whole lot that I love more than pumpkin pie and cupcakes, so of course I had to try them out. I’ve never baked anything inside a cupcake before and while I love to bake, I can be kind of a […]
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