Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ginger Bar Cookies

I cannot count the number of times I’ve been asked “how can you eat everything that you bake?”  And the truth is…I don’t.  In fact, it’s quite rare that I eat any of it!  Pretty much everything I bake goes out the door within a couple days.  As a result, I get to know quite […]

Birthday Milka Brownies

I am constantly on the look out for candy and chocolate that I can use in baking.  I’m such a dork that I actually constantly browse the Wal-mart website to see what’s new in baking and candy (is that a bit weird?)!  As a result, when the lovely Lulu from Cybercandy gave me the option […]

The Hummingbird Bakery: Home Sweet Home Collection

When I opened my copy of The Hummingbird Bakery‘s new Home Sweet Home cookbook, I was absolutely delighted to see my all-time favourite cupcake, Eton Mess Cupcake, was in there!  The problem with Daily Specials you love is that once the time elapses, it’s almost impossible to find them again.  As a result, I am […]

Salted Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

I am obsessed with salted caramel.  It probably comes from the chocolate tour I attended, where I tried the amazing Paul A. Young sea salt caramel chocolates.  Ever since, I want to make pretty much everything sea salt caramel: fudge, cookies, cake.  It was only a matter of time before I had to try making […]

Wreck-It Ralph and Bubblegum Marshmallows

I probably haven’t mentioned this before, but Beardy Boyfriend is a bit older than me.  Not that much older, mind you, but the age difference is greatly exaggerated because I grew up in America and Beardy Boyfriend grew up in Ireland (his stories of growing up in Ireland sometimes remind me of my grandmother’s stories […]

Cupcakes at Carringtons and Tiramisu Macarons

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Alexandra Brown’s Cupcakes at Carrington’s, the first in her new Carrington Department Store series.  It’s the story of Georgie, a young women’s accessories clerk at the fictional department store of Carringtons in the south of England.  Georgie really enjoys working with her friends, administrator Eddie and […]

Beannachtaí na Lá Fhéile Pádraig and Guinness Brownies

St Patrick’s Day definitely has a different meaning once you live in Ireland.  First of all, there is nothing more annoying than people who call it “Patty’s Day.”  No one, and I mean no one named Patrick has ever been called “Patty”.  It’s Paddy.  In addition, I remember hiding away in my college for the […]