Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

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  Last week was a beautiful, fantastic whirlwind. My house was filled with out-of-town family members who had converged to celebrate the wedding of my baby brother, Luke, to the woman of our, er, his dreams, Elvi. Luke is a poet and I do not mean that esoterically. He’s an actual poet. He’s finishing up…

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Strawberry Wineade

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I should begin by saying that serious wine snobs should probably look away. Quickly. I’ll give you a second or two. Are they gone now? Okay, it’s about to get all kinds of classy in here. And by classy, I mean serving wine in jars mixed with juice. Yeah, baby. That kind of classy. I…

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Sweet Tea Ice Pops | Make Ahead Mondays

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I have a confession to make but I’m going to do it quickly and quietly because I’m going to offend the entire South in one fell swoop. (Idon’tlikesweettea.) There. I said it. I just don’t. I love tea -don’t misunderstand me- but I like my tea black and bitter… like my attitude in hot weather….

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Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes

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On Father’s Day, I told my husband I was making him a healthy dessert. Then he went fishing and I accidentally made these. I guess that makes me a liar. But at least I’m a happy, belly-rubbing, satisfied liar. Here’s what happened… I had a brownie mix that was rattling around in the cupboard for…

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One Ingredient Mango (or Banana) Ice Cream

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Around a decade ago, my stepmom, Val,  and my dad gave us a seriously burly juicer as a gift. For those of you well-versed in juicers, I’ll name drop for a second here; it’s a Champion. That thing is jet-engine powerful. And I used that jet engine to make juice. Lots of juice. Juice is…

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Cream Puffs and Profiteroles | Make Ahead Mondays

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  My husband turned eleventy one on Saturday. Okay, not really… He turned forty six, but to hear the guy talk, he sounds like he thinks he’s butter scraped over too much bread.  Don’t feel too badly for him, though. He is the only person I’ve ever known in my life who -when asked how…

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