Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakes

What’s the secret and where to find super moist & delicious cupcakes…

 

So you want to know the secret to super moist & delicious cupcakes?  I asked Tirzah from Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery to share her secret with us and this is what she said….”Besides the “secret recipe”, it’s the oven!”  I am dead serious!  Maybe I’m the only one, but I had no idea that there are ovens out there that rotate….they rotate the trays of cupcakes so they are perfectly baked!  Who knew?!

Personally, I’m not a baker…well that’s not entirely true.  I make some killer muffins and amazing chocolate chip cookies both from scratch (cause that’s my thing).  But the one thing I haven’t mastered is cupcakes. Continue reading “What’s the secret and where to find super moist & delicious cupcakes…”

Royce Cafe lebanon Ohio

Get coffee AND great food at Royce Cafe in Lebanon, OH

So I’ve been on a kick lately to explore as many local coffee shops as I can.  I love coffee.  But I’m not the type who wakes up and immediately brews a pot, so I can down 2-3 mugs just to function.  No, I like to make coffee sipping (as I call it) an experience.  Who will I run into on my coffee jaunt?  What kind of atmosphere will I find?  Will the coffee be fabulous or just eh?  Will there be pastries to go along with it or will I be passing out from hunger by the time I make it home?  I mean, this coffee hunting is serious business.   Continue reading “Get coffee AND great food at Royce Cafe in Lebanon, OH”

The Tuck Box in Carmel is the THE cutest tea house EVER!

The Tuck Box in Carmel California is THE cutest, most charming, fairy-tale like tea house I’ve ever seen! It used to be that you could only go at certain “tea times” but now you can go anytime you like. The tea selection isn’t as big as I imagined it would be but the scones are DELICIOUS!! And who doesn’t want to go somewhere magical when they’re in Carmel to begin with? Continue reading “The Tuck Box in Carmel is the THE cutest tea house EVER!”

Nepenthe – Big Sur, California

If you’re in Big Sur and looking for a place to eat, you must try out Nepenthe Restaurant.  The food is good but what’s really amazing are the views. The restaurant sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean.  We could whales cresting while we waited for our food.  It can get pretty crowded, especially during the summer months, so plan for a bit of a wait.  I ordered the Beet Salad and thought it was very tasty!  I also have had their cold bean salad and it is delicious!  And I’m not even a bean person! The secret is the spice Tarragon…Click here for the recipe from Marin Mama Cooks blog.

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