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Contributions by Sandra Baumgarten

Chocolate Dipped Mandarins

These adorable Chocolate Mandarins with Snowflakes are eye-candy and mouth-candy all in one!  From Bite Delite, comes a healthy alternative to the chocolate orange–you know, the one you get to “whack” and eat the slices?  With three simple ingredients of chocolate, mandarin slices, and sprinkles, you can easily create these delicious and nutritious morsels for yourself, or […]

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How to Glitter Dust a Wedding Cake

  Here’s a simple and stunning way to decorate cakes from the smallest to the tallest!  Martha Stewart Weddings gives us this great Glitter Dust Wedding Cake How-To that will help you breeze your way through decorating a cake for your next wedding or tea party.  Grab a little edible glitter, a bowl of powdered sugar, […]

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Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookie

From Authentic Suburban Gourmet come these all-too-tempting Lofthouse-Style Frosted Sugar Cookies.  Lisa describes them as “soft, buttery, sweet and irresistible,” and “gorgeous” I might add.  With basic ingredients such as flour, sugar, and eggs, you can make these without needing a special trip to the store.  As her commenters noted, the dough is quite sticky, […]

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Dr. Pepper Cupcake & Frosting

Since it’s appearance in 1885, Dr. Pepper has gone through 40 slogans, currently resting on “Can you handle the taste?”  Do you know what this tells me?  Dr. Pepper is a keeper and will continue to be loved in every form, and these yummy Dr. Pepper Cupcakes from BS’ in the Kitchen are no different! […]

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Chocolate-Mashed Potato Cupcake

For any of you who have made potato rolls, Needhams, or potato pancakes, this recipe for Chocolate-Mashed Potato Cupcakes is for you!  I love incorporating potatoes into baked goods for that dense, almost chewy, fudge-y, and moist texture that they lend.  As creator Heather, of Sprinkle Bakes, says, “The cake portion bakes up dense like […]

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Low Carb Caramel Macchiato Tiramisu

Low Carb Caramel Macchiato Tiramisu

What do cream cheese, caramel syrup, heavy cream, pancakes, and coffee have in common?  One deliciously decadent and low carb dessert called, “Low Carb Caramel Macchiato Tiramisu” from I Breathe…I’m Hungry.  Immediately I had to investigate how something THIS good, could possibly be low carb!  True to her word, Melissa has made this creamy sinful-looking […]

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Cream Filled Root Beer Cupcakes with Root Beer Buttercream

In the summertime, nothing beats an ice-cold root beer float on a hot day.  But now, as I sit snuggled under a blanket, lost in January, I can reminisce about past summers and look forward to the upcoming one, while sinking my teeth into this delicious Cream Filled Root Beer Cupcake with Root Beer Buttercream pinned on […]

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How to Make Karaoke Birthday Cupcakes

Clear your voice, turn up the tunes, and let’s “get down tonight” with these absolutely adorable and super fun Karaoke Birthday Cupcakes from Christina Nguyen at iVillage.  She gives great step-by-step instructions for how to creatively use vanilla cake mix and frosting, pastel licorice, doughnut holes and edible silver sprinkles, and turn your next birthday […]

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Glitter Marshmallows

Marshmallows with pizazz!  For those of you who have always wanted to make homemade marshmallows, here’s your chance, because they just got sparkly and dressed up for you.  As Sarah at Shrimp Salad Circus says, “I just made your…party infinitely cooler. And sparklier” with these Glitter Marshmallows.  Who can resist a fully edible gold star? […]

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Paula Deen’s Sugared Rose Parade Layer Cake

I can only imagine how delightfully delicious and fragrant this cake must be!  Red roses, red velvet…it’s a combination that screams out “Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!”  As only Paula Deen could do, she brings to us her amazing Sugared Rose Parade Layer Cake.  A word to the time crunched: this cake takes 25 hours to make!  It’s […]

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream Frosting

Fast, easy, budget friendly…No, can’t be!  But so true!  From Your Cup of Cake come these gorgeous Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream.  For the moments when you want something fantastic, but don’t have the time nor change to spend on “from scratch,” head on over to Lizzy’s blog and see how a “poor college […]

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Princess Decorated Sugar Cookies

When I was little, I had a baby doll that closed her eyes when you cradled her in your arms.  These darling Princess Sugar Cookies from Sweet Sugar Belle remind me of a grown-up princess version.  With a nod to the little girl princess in all women, I can imagine these delicious sugar cookies gracing […]

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Diet Dr. Pepper Brownies

  A diet dessert seems like an oxymoron to me, but it’s true that some desserts are a little…ahem…”healthier” than others.  For those of you making good on your New Year’s Resolutions of eating better, these delicious and fudgy Slim Down with Diet Dr. Pepper Brownies from the Naptime Chef at The Family Kitchen are going […]

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Butterbeer Party Jelly Shots

  I lead a pretty Harry-Potter-sheltered life.  I was in college when the books came out, and my kids aren’t old enough to read them yet, so I just missed out on the craze.  The name Butterbeer Jelly Shots conjured up images of beer flavored shots, which I just couldn’t imagine being good in the […]

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Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt

  I’m really loving this new craze of chocolate and caramel with sea salt!  The saltiness in these chewy Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt lends that tang to the taste buds that rounds out the sugary sweetness of chocolate and caramel and allows me to eat many more cookies than I actually should!  Two […]

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Healthy Valentines Heart Fruit Kabobs Dessert

  This is a dessert after my own “heart,” and heart-healthy to boot!  I can eat my weight in fruit, and in the summer I eat pounds of melon…and strawberries…and blueberries…and, and, and.  These juicy Heart Fruit Kabobs from Parents.com are such a cute idea: easy, healthy, delicious, with all pros and no cons!  It […]

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Popcorn Fudge

  Who loves popcorn?  Me!  Who loves fudge? Me!  Who loves to eat fudge and popcorn together?  Um…still me!   I know a lot of you are also raising your hands, and after reading about this delicious, vanilla, Popcorn Fudge from Raspberri Cupcakes, the rest of you will be raising your hands, too!  A rich blending […]

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Cocktail Cupcakes

“I’ll take a cupcake, please…no…I need a drink…no, a cupcake will do nicely…oh, I can’t decide!”  With these darling Cocktail Cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade, you won’t need to decide!  With a simple white cake mix, food coloring, and candy, you have all the supplies you’ll need to create your own cake-tinis, or whatever other drink […]

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