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    CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

    I have been craving peanut butter everything lately. I decided to incorporate peanut butter into a cupcake form. And what better way to do that than to combine two of the greatest flavors: chocolate and peanut butter? It’s absolutely magical and delicious. Bake your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and then make this frosting: Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons milk, or as needed 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar Directions Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all…

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    HOW TO MAKE SOFT OATMEAL COOKIES

    I haven’t baked in awhile, so I decided to invite my friend, McKenna, to stop by my kitchen and have a video baking party. It’s my first time doing a baking video tutorial, so forgive me if I’m slow to the game. Hope you enjoy our personalities (and my crazy laugh). And that is Yoshi in the last part of the clip, chewing on his bone. The recipe can be found here.

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    FUDGE BROWNIES WITH PEANUT BUTTER OREOS

    Yes, once in awhile, something comes over me and I have to bake something creative from an original recipe. In this case, it’s the original fudge brownie recipe. And I decided to crush Peanut Butter Oreo cookies on top. Simple and delicious. FUDGE BROWNIES WITH PB OREO COOKIES Ingredients 1 cup butter 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups crushed Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan. In 3-quart saucepan over very low heat, melt butter or margarine and chocolate, stirring…

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    MACARONS AND SALTED CARAMEL

    Macarons are the new cupcake. Well, so I say. After my recent trip to Paris, France in September, I was intrigued on how to make this meringue cookie. I took a baking class at Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Santa Monica, California and Dallas Texas and within three hours, I was able to crank out some beautiful, insanely-delicious macaron More or less, it comes down to the technique of folding the ingredients without *flattening* the texture. I was able to man handle the folding and turn the ingredients into ribbons, which resulted into perfect macaroons in the oven. Clemence, our wonderful instructor, showed us how to make the most delicious…