Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 145

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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Missouri Bean to Bar Update and a Reason to Go to St. Louis’ Union Station

On Valentine’s Day, I wrote about Patric chocolate, a top-notch chocolate that is produced from bean to bar in Missouri. Earlier this week, reader Kristen wrote to let me know that Cioccolato, a store located in St. Louis’ Union Station carries Askinosie, another Missouri bean to bar chocolate. Those of you who live in or […]

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Trader Joe’s Does Not Carry Vanilla Bean Paste

Many of you commented on my post on vanilla bean paste about being able to get cheap vanilla bean paste at Trader Joe’s. Since I hadn’t seen it at my local Trader Joe’s, I decided to try to find out what the story was by emailing Trader Joe’s directly. Here is their response: Hello Stefani, […]

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