Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 142 Sweet Dreams of Chocolate told me that they wanted to send some free chocolate for me to write about. As you might imagine, with a name like they have a lot of chocolate on their site. I wondered what might come in my package. Could it be… A Vere Ultimo Organic Dark Chocolate Bar? This is a [...]

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Gluten-Free Quinoa Cupcakes: Quinoa for Breakfast Part 2

These gluten-free quinoa cupcakes were inspired by A Southern Grace’s apple cinnamon quinoa breakfast which I wrote about in part one of quinoa for breakfast. However, I am dedicating the gluten-free cupcakes to Cathy (a gluten-free friend of mine) whose husband wrote me this email back in September: “Okay, so I just read the blog [...]

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Quinoa for Breakfast: Part 1

I’ve loved quinoa since I first encountered the little colorful curly-Q’s. It’s so much more interesting as a base for a dish than the old standby, white rice. However, until recently, I hadn’t considered the merits of quinoa over oatmeal. This post is part one of the story of quinoa for breakfast. Quin-whaa? The Wikipedia [...]

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TCHO Beta Bars: Like Fudge Brownie Batter

I recently signed up at Blake Makes to receive and review free samples of food products. If you are a food blogger and you haven’t heard about Blake Makes yet, definitely check it out. This week’s sample was from TCHO chocolate, a San Francisco chocolate company. Over the past month, I’ve gone from chocolate commoner [...]

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Absinthe Cupcakes: Brought to You By the Green Fairy

The Green Fairy Presents: Absinthe Cupcakes Prepare for a fantastical journey of taste like none you have experienced before. What The Fairy’s Friends Said About Absinthe Cupcakes The Green Fairy’s Only Friend who Had Tried Absinthe Before: Liked the flavor but was disappointed that he didn’t get drunk from the cupcake. (You can definitely taste [...]

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Absinthe is Legal and Ready to Be Used in Cupcakes

Absinthe is legal, but I’d never tried it before. Have you? Here are the basics, starting with… What is Absinthe? According to Buy Absinthe Alcohol, “Absinthe is a spirit made out of various plant extracts, among which [is] ‘Artemisia Absinthium’ or common wormwood.” What is Wormwood? According to Absinthe Fever (also the source of the [...]

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