Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

How often have I said I (Sonia) am not a baker? Probably around a million times. However, my mindset is slowly changing ever since I received a beautiful KitchenAid mixer from Adam for our seventh dating anniversary. Seriously, I am absolutely in love with it and it is giving me the urge to bake. Combine that with a coworker/friend’s birthday last week and you have these amazingly moist red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting adapted from Divas Can Cook.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Pancakes are really really hard not to love.  As a very picky child they were one of the few foods I loved to eat.  Once I grew older and my tastes more sophisticated I began to prefer savoury breakfast foods over sweet. Though I may rarely make them or eat them anymore, I still have love for those little fluffy cakes of goodness.  Now I eat them like an adult.  What does this entail? Well, these ones I made for dinner and enjoyed with a glass of wine while watching my newest fascination, American Horror Story.  Okay, maybe not so adult-like and those are three things that definitely should not go together in any way, shape or form.  However, having successfully tested these carrot cake pancakes I can guarantee there will be a lot more of that taking place in this apartment in the coming months.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Welcome to our first post of 2014! Adam (my boyfriend) and I had a low key NYE where I made some appetizers and we watched movies.   I have to say at first I was hoping to do something more extravagent but it was really nice to have a relaxing night with just the two of us.  One of the appetizers I made was these cream cheese stuffed mushrooms.  They were delicious but also VERY filling for an appetizer – even though I halved this recipe they are pretty rich.  I would definitely make them again to bring to a party with more people, but probably not for just the two of us.

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