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Guava Cake

Guava Cake My dad celebrated his 59th birthday this weekend and I came across this Guava Cake recipe that I knew would be perfect! My dad's family is originally from Hawaii (though we're not native Hawaiian) so part of his heart lives in San Francisco where he grew up and another part of his heart lives in Hawaii. We don't really have any Hawiian food here in Albuquerque, so we don't usually get our hands on Hawiian grub very often. Whenever we go out of town, my dad (and now my brother, ha!) always try to find an L&L Hawaiian BBQ restaurant to get their fix. My dad always asks for malasadas, ever since one of my aunts gave me a family recipe, but I have yet to venture out and make it. There's something about yeast and deep-frying that scare the heck out of me. My dad also has a cheat version using canned biscuits that he used to make when I was little, which is easier but I still haven't made that version either. One of these days I will make both!

Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting

Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting Welcome to the new design of the blog!!! I've been wanting to redesign the blog for awhile, but haven't had the chance to do so or the money to pay for someone to do it for me. I've been wanting to try and make the blog look a little more professional and move away from the standard Blogger templates. I finally took some time today to play with the color schemes and I'm happy with the result! It's still not where I'd like it to be design-wise, but I'm very happy with the improvements that I've made. Please let me know what you think of the new design and feel free to give me any suggestions that you think would help improve the blog! Today I'm sharing with you a very fun recipe, Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Biscoff Frosting. This recipe is from Dinner, Dishes and Desserts ; Erin took inspiration from other recipes to create these cupcakes. I was browsing my saved recipes to find something to make for

White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Orange Fudge

White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Orange Fudge Happy New Year! I originally planned to have a whole lineup of recipes before Christmas for cookie and candy swaps, but as the story goes for the past 4-5 months, I either can't find the time or muster the energy to get done what I've planned or hoped. I had planned a pumpkin week around Thanksgiving, but that didn't work out either. Next year (or this new year), I promise! So without having to say, but I'll say anyway, my holiday baking also didn't go as planned this year. I usually spend close to two weeks preparing for the holidays, baking cookies, making candies, and other treats to give away. I'd have storage containers filling up the fridge and freezer to keep all my goodies fresh until I give them away to friends, family, and coworkers. My goal every year is to make one batch a day until the holidays arrived. This year, I did all of my baking and goodie making in the two days before Christmas Eve.