Cupcakes are the perfect little treat. They offer up just the right amount of cake and icing in an easy to carry package… and no dishes afterwards! Box mixes make it easy to make cupcakes just about any time, but the truth is making them from scratch doesn’t take much longer. With a few simple ingredients you can be on your way to cupcake bliss.
Today we have a very easy recipe for you that is not your usual cupcake flavor. Our Kahlua cupcake is flavored with Kahlua liqueur and just a bit of chocolate to take it over the top. We topped this coffee flavored cupcake with Kahlua Buttercream. The result is a handful of chocolate coffee goodness.
savour… the perfect serving
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I’ve often wondered how
someone stumbled upon the perfect pairing of chocolate and mint. These two, it seems, were made for each
other. Apart, they each enjoy good
chemistry with a variety of other flavors, but when they come together it is
sheer magic. They are the Liz Taylor and
Richard Burton of culinary couples.
Our treat for this week is a
super simple chocolate tart paired with mint mascarpone cream. I first made this mint mascarpone cream for
Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake, but it truly has found a better home here. Mint and chocolate are once again happily
together on a single plate.
savour… perfect matches
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Chances are if you are
reading this you are a maker. Perhaps you make photographs… or
stationery. Maybe you are a quilter or your thrill is driven by making
food. Whatever it is (and it is quite possibly many things) there is
something about you that compels you to create.
Makers are a strange breed
and sometimes misunderstood. They are often distracted by the tiniest
opportunity to make something else. You may find them staring as if
they’ve just gone catatonic. They’re still there. They’re just making...
only in their mind. Makers routinely see
things and instead of thinking, “Oh, cool!” they think “How can I make that?”
Those of us who are true
makers make for the joy of making. Over the past few years I have made and
shared many things here from roman shades to unbirthday cake, laundry care
lists to classic lasagna. Truth be told, I made way more than you see
among these pages, but some stuff didn’t turn out so bueno. Being a maker
doesn’t mean you’ll always get it right.
I suppose there are varying
degrees of “maker-ness”. I happen to be on the nuttier side of the
spectrum, believing that I can do just about anything. Sometimes that’s
good; sometimes not. However, I would be willing to bet that many more of
you would be on my end of the seesaw if you had the chance... if you weren’t
weighed down with all the stuff that keeps you from unleashing your inner
maker. So to that end, I offer you...
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