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Mochaccino Cheesecakes

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This cheesecake recipe is inspired by my favorite coffee drink, the mochaccino.  I enjoy the caffeine of coffee, but I need that chocolate taste to really enjoy it! I decided to bake the cheesecake in coffee mugs to make the dessert resemble the drink it was inspired by.  This would also allow the cheesecake to [...]

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Lion and Lamb Cookies

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The month of March is almost here!  I’m sure you have all heard the old folk saying, “When March comes in like  a lion, it goes out like a lamb.”  (Of course the opposite is said as well!)  The lion and the lamb are similarly compared to the characteristics of yin and yang–just like vanilla [...]

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Chocolate Heart Sandwich Cookies

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I thought about making a traditional linzer cookie for Valentine’s Day, and then I thought a chocolate heart linzer cookie might be interesting.  Somehow I started thinking about sandwich cookies and came up with this hybrid cookie. I knew I wanted to make the cookie filling pink and I wanted to leave some cookies with [...]

Pink Champagne Mimosa Cupcakes

Pink Champagne Mimosa Cupcakes

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I was able to combine two of my favorite things: cupcakes and mimosas! This idea all started because I recently heard of a new type of pink champagne I wanted to try and I’ve also been meaning to try my hand at making champagne cupcakes.  Then I decided that I may as well go that [...]