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Baileys Irish Cream Blondies

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It’s time to break out the Baileys, friends! The Saint Patrick’s Day series has arrived, and we’re kicking things off with my new favorite blondies! I can fully attest that blondes do have more fun, especially when Baileys is involved! Filled with brown sugar, chunks of Callebaut white chocolate and of course, the good stuff, these Baileys Irish cream blondies are everything a blondie should be and so much more! Go on, take a bite!

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Homemade Bourbon Banana Pudding

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I forgot just how much I love banana pudding until last week! It’s one of those childhood favorites that always seems to hit the spot, with layers of vanilla pudding, nilla wafers and sliced bananas. I remember my eyes lighting up as a kid when I saw the big trifle dish coming out to the table. Well, after this makeover, I can assure you my eyes are still lighting up!

The classic got a sweet upgrade with homemade vanilla bean pudding, fresh whipped cream, and oh yeah, did I mention there’s bourbon?

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Goat Cheese Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

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I hope you guys are enjoying the weekend! We’re currently in the midst of another storm here in Boston, but I’m grateful it’s mostly rain instead of snow. Although, once you get over 90 inches of snow in under a month, what’s a few more inches…
Anyway, this much snow can drive a person a little loco. Like in the beginning it’s all oh, a snow day! Let’s bake chocolate chip cookies, make a big pot of tomato soup and have a 90210 marathon.

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Jacked-up Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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‘Tis the season for all things red velvet, and I have been dying to share these jacked-up red velvet whoopie pies with you all week! I’m a big red velvet fan to begin with and after quite a few requests for red velvet desserts, I knew what had to be done. These red velvet whoopie pies have got it all going on. They’re easy to make, the cakes have a beautiful crumb, and that frosting… Where do I even begin? Let’s just say I’m not calling them jacked-up for nothing ;)

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Top Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Happy Friday, friends! Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air. Actually, it’s more like snow is in the air. And on the ground. And bloody everywhere. But love, let’s stick with that and chocolate, even better! It’s also the time I get to make everything more pink than usual and throw heart sprinkles around like it’s my job ;)

Love it or loathe it, I think we can all agree Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to indulge. Whether you’re baking up something sweet for someone, or even better – treating yourself, I’ve rounded up my favorite Valentine’s Day desserts. From cupcakes to cheesecake, sophisticated to fun, it’s all here.

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Beyond the Buttercream: Bits & Pieces 4

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Hello, friends! After spending the holidays home in NY and then sailing around the Caribbean for a few weeks, I’m finally back! If you follow along on Instagram, you may have noticed that my days were filled with lots of sunshine, cupcake high teas, and my biggest daily decision was whether to go with a mai tai, margarita, or rum punch? Can you say all of the above!
Anyway, I got back to Boston just in time for over two feet of snow… I knew I should have stayed on that boat! While I could do without the snow, truth is I’m thrilled to be back in the kitchen! Time off can do wonders, but I’m at my happiest when I’ve got a piping bag in my hand.

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Avocado Egg Salad

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The day has finally come to share the much talked about avocado egg salad with you! I’ve talked about it for what seems like a lifetime, have planned on sharing it about 25 times, but I usually end up eating it before I photograph it… What can I tell you, it’s just that good! Anyway, it has finally arrived and after all the cookies I’ve “tested” over the past month, I think it’s the perfect time for a “Balancing the Buttercream” post!

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