Banana Pancake Cupcakes with a Banana Maple Bourbon Buttercream

So, I can now officially say that I have baked all the cupcakes for two weddings and have survived. And succeeded with flying colors as well! My friend Sarah got married in New Hampshire last month, and I was not only in the wedding as a bridesmaid, but also was responsible for baking all the cupcakes…

Baked Brie with Candied Almonds and a Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

I wanted to share with you all a super easy recipe that I pulled together for my recent birthday celebration, and really was a result of many happy accidents. I had initially wanted to make this baked brie recipe from Martha Stewart, to complement the cheese plate of the many differing cheeses people brought. However,…

Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Muffins (or Loaf) with a Spiced Maple Glaze

Hooray for fall! Or, at least, fall in some parts of the world. It’s still rainy season in Liberia, so I’m pretending that the gray skies and constant rain mean it’s chilly, when in fact all the windows and doors are open because it’s still not dropping below 80 degrees F…But in my imagination I’m…

Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon or Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes were my de facto holiday cupcakes – I made them for a work holiday party in December, and then for New Year’s Day (my Dad’s birthday) in January of this year. I will also likely be making these (with pure VT maple syrup for the frosting) for my friend’s wedding in September! I…