The 5 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

If you haven’t caught on, a few months ago I found that my body decided for me to go gluten-free. It’s been a big change in my life – goodbye soft, fluffy bread – but one that I’ve tried to deal with as gracefully as possible.

five best gluten-free recipes

Today I’m sharing the five recipes that have gotten me out of my food slump of boring, crusty food. These recipes are good whether you eat gluten or not, so definitely give them  a try!Read More

7 Recipes to Make Your Life Easier

Like most college students, I do not have time to cook after a day of classes and work. I barely have time to read, let alone stand next to a stove. But no fear, there are plenty of easy recipes (and not just bake and serve) that will keep you fed and happy no matter how much time you have to cook.

These recipes are super simple and are great as leftovers too. The ideal meal is one that doesn’t take a long time to make, is delicious, filling, and gives me lots of time to finish my calc homework. All of these recipes fit those criteria, which is about to make your every day life about 100% better.

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5 Easy Recipes to Bring to Parties

If you love attending parties, you’ve probably ran into this dilemma many a time: Only a few minutes until the party and you don’t have a dish!

Bringing a dish of some sort to a party is common courtesy. It’s like BYOB of the classy variety. But not everyone has the time and energy to make something after work for that party your sister-in-law is hosting. That’s why you need some go-to recipes for when you’re last-minute cooking for any kind of party.

And luckily, you’ve got your friendly neighbourhood blogger with a whole repertoire of easy party recipes just for you!Read More

PB&C 5-Minute Mug Cake

About a year ago a friend of mine sent me a recipe for 5-minute mug cake. I saved the recipe in a folder on my desktop and never tried it. Well, about three nights ago I was having a major sweet-tooth break down. I needed sugar in my system. Pronto. So, remembering this little recipe I had stashed away (but was unable to find because my laptop broke 8 months ago) I searched the internet for the perfect mug cake recipe.

The recipe I found was for vanilla mug cake. I made it but it lacked sweetness and…taste. I was weary to try again, thinking I’d done something wrong the first time, when I substituted in my own ingredients to flavor up the cake. Well, it turned out a million times better! So, I’m going to share with you my secret to delicious mug cake that definitely tastes good.

PB&C (Peanut Butter & Cinnamon) 5-Minute Mug Cake

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You Wish These Were Your Momma's Cupcakes

I’ve always been a sucker for cupcakes. And since they are so popular nowadays, what with all of the cupcake bakeries and Cupcake Wars and celebrities basing their children’s’ birthdays just on these amazing cupcakes; I have really gotten into the cupcake mode.

I find myself more and more often searching through Google and magazines looking for really good cupcake recipes. Sometimes I even use cake recipes. Today I thought I would share with some of my favorite cupcake recipes with all of you so that you can join me in this cupcake extravaganza!

Martha Stewart’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes

For these delicious cheesecake cupcakes, you will need

  • 42 Oreos
  • 2 pounds room-temp cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Pinch of salt

To prepare:

Chop up 12 of the Oreos into small pieces. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Now you’re ready to make!

To make:

Line your muffin tin with paper liners (so that the batter doesn’t stick). Place one cookie in the bottom of each. With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth, like cream cheese. Add the sugar and the vanilla gradually into the mixing bowl. Combine the egg mixture into the bowl and beat in the sour cream and salt. Stir in the chopped cookies with a spoon. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to the top. Bake, cook, etc. for 22 minutes. Then refrigerate your mini cakes overnight (minimum 4 hours). These delicious cookie/cream/cheesecake mini cakes will melt in your mouth and will even win you friends 🙂

Paula Dean’s Irish Coffee Brownie Cupcakes

To make these delicious St. Patty’s Day cupcakes you will need for the brownie part

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

In a bowl, beat sugar and better until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla until completely combined, then add vanilla, cocoa powder and salt. Put aside for further use, yo.

For the cupcake part you will need

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whole roasted coffee beans
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whiskey

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make:

In a small saucepan, heat milk and coffee beans until slightly boiling. Take off the heat and cover them for 15 minutes. Not sure what that does. Use a sieve and remove the beans from the milk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a beater.  Add the eggs to that bowl. In yet another bowl (hope you have enough), mix the whiskey and 3/4 cup of the coffee bean milk. Mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients into the sugar/butter bowl. Fill your lined muffin liners with the cupcake batter. Take a tablespoon of brownie batter and press it into the middle of each cupcake. Bake for 20 minutes. They are so good and definitely a trademark for your St. Patty’s celebrations!

Well, those are my favorite cupcake recipes…for now! Feel free to send me your favorite cupcake recipes. I find all this cupcake loving has brought me into a state of hunger, so I’m off to make something delicious and frosting covered! Thank you for reading 😉