Mini Chocolate Bourbon Cupcakes with Chocolate Bourbon Buttercream

So, I did not develop a recipe for mini chocolate cupcakes with chocolate bourbon buttercream just because I had a hankering for such a sweet. No, instead, I was asked to bake for a fundraiser supporting an amazing youth organization in my neighborhood, and actually wasn’t quite sure what I would make . . . . Until I realized that my pals who run a distillery in the hood, were also participating. Baking up something tasty with their beyond-delicious bourbon seemed like the right direction to head. read more

Cranberry Buckle

Thanksgiving is behind us, I get it, but you may still have a bag of cranberries in the freezer, or maybe even a half-filled one, bound with a rubber band, in your fridge’s veggie drawer. And if this is the case, might I suggest you put them to good use in this buckle. A buckle is a coffee cake, but with a much better name, a generous handful or two of berries or chopped fruit, and a copious (ie: perfect) amount of crumbly, buttery topping. read more

Instant-Pot Dairy Free Coconut Rice Pudding

There are a couple of things worth noting right from the get-go. 1) I’m a self-diagnosed instant-pot obsessive; 2) I did not know I was a lover of rice pudding until quite recently (like literally two weeks ago), and 3) the gorgeous cotton flour sack tea towel with the blue trim (that matches my tiny Creuset pots so beautifully) is hand made by Dot and Army (an excellent source of eco-friendly napkins, tea towels, etc.). Okay. With the preliminaries out of the way, let me tell you about this pudding. read more