Mini Chocolate Syrah Cupcakes

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Some of you may be lovers of this holiday and some of you may be fighters. This year I am a lover. Two reasons:

1. Mini Chocolate Syrah Cupcakes
2. A very adorable, forward thinking boyfriend.

This cupcake recipe seamlessly blends two of my (and probably your) favorite things; red wine and cupcakes… and chocolate.

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Vanilla Bean Banana Cream Pie

Vanilla Bean Banana Cream Pie
Today is my father’s 1st birthday. Confusing I know. It is still something that baffles me, but I will explain. Just about two years ago my father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Today marks one year since his bone marrow transplant. The start of a new life. A second birthday. So thus we must celebrate! With Vanilla Bean Banana Cream Pie of course.  Continue reading “Vanilla Bean Banana Cream Pie”

Bacon Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies

Bacon Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies
I have been quite a busy elf over the last few weeks. I traversed the California coast a few times. South to see the boyfriend and interview for a job and north to batten down the hatches of a sailboat and visit with family. I braved the snow for the first time up at the beautiful Lake Tahoe (photos to come) and bailed out our flooded family room… twice.
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