How to Make Patriotic Whoopie Pies from Scratch

I am a sucker for a sweet treat. Long before cupcakes had taken the nation by storm, there was another treat we all loved.   The whoopie pie. Two cake like cookies with a lovely filling sandwiched in between them? Oh yes please!

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I was always under the impression that Whoopie Pies were a southern delicacy. Apparently, I was wrong, as basically most of New England has claimed to be the birthplace of whoopie pies. Our whoopie pies are colored Red, White, and Blue, and were made especially for the summer. Make up a big ol’ batch of these delectable sweet treats and be the hit of the party!

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Easy to Make Tropical Punch Cupcakes

These Tropical Punch Cupcakes were sponsored by Lunchbox.


My friend’s daughter LOVES Kool-Aid. She always has a red tropical punch mustache, and it’s become a running joke. She’s getting ready to graduate from Pre-K, which, as you know, is a pretty big deal. I wanted to make a little treat that I knew she would love.

Tropical Punch Cupcakes.

The best part – these Tropical Punch Cupcakes are easy. So easy.

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Make These Cherry Limeade Cupcakes from Scratch

Cherries and limes go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Yeah?  Maybe?  Okay, I admit it – cherry limeade isn’t usually the first thing you think of when someone says cherry or lime.  However, the two flavors are dynamite together.  The lime freshens the cherry and gives it a little zip, while the cherry sweetens the lime flavor.  Together, they’re like ka-POW!!


These cherry limeade cupcakes are no exception.  If you’ve ever had a Sonic Cherry Limeade, you’ll love this cherry limeade cupcake recipe.  Making them from scratch isn’t difficult, either.  A decently stocked kitchen will have most ingredients necessary.

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Gluten Free Lemon Almond Flourless Cake Recipe

Make this lemon almond flourless cake recipe, and be the star of any get together.  It’s perfect for Spring and Summer, and is gluten free, too.


Lemon is one of  my absolute favorite flavors.  This love probably hearkens back to my childhood, when we would pick lemons off the trees and eat them with salt.  I love lemon so much that when a treat has a mild lemon flavor, I’m almost disappointed.  This Lemon Almond Flourless Cake recipe packs a punch, and definitely won’t disappoint!

We’re bringing a new perspective to your Passover meals.  We’ll be sharing several recipes that have modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great for all times of year, too – not just the holy holidays.

Our non-traditional Passover recipes include the following:

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Spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones Recipe

This post brought to you by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Have you been bored with your ho-hum meals lately?  Sometimes your food needs a little kick.  Texas Pete is here to help you spice up your life.  You just can’t beat freshly made sauces with premium ingredients, like   Texas Pete Hot Sauce.  Instead of dousing your meal in a spicy condiment, how about adding it to a recipe for the unexpected kick.  Red Velvet cupcakes are a traditional favorite, but sometimes, they need a little sumtin-sumtin.  These spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones are a perfect example of an unexpected spicy kick.


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Protein Bakery – Brownies and Cookies that are Good For You

When I first heard about Protein Bakery, I have to admit – I was a little leery.  I knew they had gourmet cookies and brownies?  Cool, I can definitely get behind that!  With added protein?  Um…okay.  That are good for you?  Hmmm…I’m not so sure about this.

 It turns out I was so wrong!  Soo very wrong.  Protein Bakery’s items are delicious.  They are gourmet cookies and brownies – similar to the ones you get at a high-end bakery.  The use real, pure ingredients, too – like butter, sugar, eggs, and real chocolate.  You won’t find any of the fillers like corn syrup or hydrogenated oils in Protein Bakery’s items.  They add protein to every batch of baked goods, as it helps you feel full faster and prevents blood sugar spikes.  Protein Bakery never uses wheat flour, either.  I’m not gluten-sensitive, but I know a lot of people are. 

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Protein Bakery Cookie & Brownie Give It Away – Leapin Lizards Event #LYHOP

Holy Moly!  It’s the Leapin Lizards hop, brought to you by How Was Your Day!  Did you know that during Leap Year, ladies can propose marriage to the fellows?  It’s true!  St Bridget started the tradition in 5th century Ireland and it has continued on to modern day. 

Dulce Mio has generously provided a grand prize.  You can enter to win the grand prize here.



I'm giving away an awesome prize pack from Protein Bakery.  Delicious, healthy, protein-packed cookies and brownies that taste indulgent!  I'll have a full review of the Protein Bakery prize pack over the weekend. 

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