Crazed for Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

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I'm not the first to put two and two together--or should I say two and one together in the case of these triply-boozed cupcakes--to transform the classic Irish Car Bomb cocktail recipe into a cupcake. Similar recipes sweep the web and dominate Pinterest. What's more, I made this recipe almost two weeks after the Irish holiday during which about 95% of all Car Bomb cupcakes have likely ever been made. And yet, earlier this week I found myself yearning to make a boozy cupcake for a ...

Faked by Melissa

Remember my NYC bucket list? I promised you that list would morph the instant I published the post, and morph it has. How could I ever have forgotten to list lunch at Serendipity? Mixed reviews got me wondering: is Brass Monkey really bucket list-worthy? And though skeptical of Baked by Melissa's quarter-sized cupcakes, her well-patronized establishment remained on my list. On my way back from lunch break today, I checked it out and checked it off.   At first I thought I'd just order one cupcake--I always ...

A Love Story, and Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

It was hate at first sight. Beets and I haven't gotten along since the first time my mother coyly slid them onto the dinner table. Everything about them was repulsive. Why would anyone, I asked myself, want to eat a food that tastes like soil, that dyes your ...wastes... red, and turns your kitchen into a crime scene when you cook with it? I couldn't come up with a good answer. But they didn't stop showing up on the dinner table. In fact, over the years, ...