Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 2
Sweetie Pies

Sweetie Pie

I couldn’t help myself – I had to make sweetie pie for Valentine’s Day. What’s sweetie pie?  Since Google revealed no clear answer, I created my own sweetie pie recipe to share with the sweetie pies in my life. My sweetie pies are hand pies (you have to be able to hold your sweetie) and [...]

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Orange Honey Sandwich Cookies

Honey Orange Mascarpone Sandwich Cookies

It doesn’t take a fairy godmother to get a simple cookie ready for the ball – just stack one cookie on top of another, put something irresistible in between, and you’re done. I made these honey orange mascarpone sandwich cookies by sandwiching honey orange mascarpone filling between two simple honey cut-out cookies.  I want to [...]

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Honey Cookies

Simple Honey Cut-Out Cookies

When I think of honey cookies, I typically envision soft and spiced cookies.  These honey cut-out cookies have the texture of crisp sugar cookies but offer a satisfying honey taste.  They hold their shape perfectly during baking so you can use the honey cookies with your favorite cookie cutters. You can decorate these honey cookies [...]

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Honey for baking

Do You Know Which Honey to Use for Baking?

Depending on what bees are eating, honey can take on all different flavors and even colors (Did you catch the story about bees feeding on remnants of colored M&M candy shells?).  I was reminded of this during a recent trip to Florida where I did a honey tasting offered by a company called Keez Bees.  [...]

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Pad Phai

Pad Phai (a.k.a. Pad Thai Pie)

When my friend Ray challenged me to make Pad Phai (Pad Thai Pie), I smirked and couldn’t resist accepting. Pad Thai is the typical American gateway drug to Thai food, leading the way to curries and spicy Thai soups.  It’s Thai comfort food and I knew that it would be even more of an American [...]

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King Cake Pecan Pie

Gooey Sticky Sweet King Cake Pecan Pie

“Beads!! Beads!!” the Mardi Gras parade-goers chant.  Forget that!  I say, “Pie!!  Pie!!”  I’m talking about the ultimate Mardi Gras dessert – King Cake Pecan Pie. King cake is the classic Mardi Gras dessert.  It’s a bread-like cake that tastes like a nutty cinnamon roll.  King cake is famous for its vibrant decoration in the [...]

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