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Behind the Scenes and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

This post is sponsored by Truvia ~Jaden The snippit of time between coming back from Hong Kong and Tokyo….and Thanksgiving, I was asked by Kin Community, my new YouTube partner, to fly to LA and shoot a video for YouTube. We scrambled to make everything happen last minute and in a fit of holiday craziness + video shoot I made …

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Halloween Skull Cake

My good friend and long-distance assistant, Julie from The Little Kitchen, came over a few weeks ago for a visit. I’m not a very good baker, thus the lack of fancy cakes and sweets on this blog. But Julie is. So I roped her into helping me bake a Halloween themed cake using a skull pan from Wilton. Nathan wanted …

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Rolo Pretzel Turtles Recipe

    Update 11/17/11 An oldie but goodie! Perfect for the holidays. Kids love to make these.  Update 12/8/09: I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m a featured blogger on Oprah ~ come see our Holiday Features! I think this will be the first year in the history of Steamy Kitchen that I’m not hosting Christmukkah as planned. And honey, …

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Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

A couple of months ago, I asked Julie of The Little Kitchen for recipes involving coffee and she responded with a very enthusiastic, “YOU MUST MAKE THESE CUPCAKES!”  As if her insistence wasn’t enough to convince me, her recipe was titled, “Best Homemade Chocolate Cake Ever!“ The cake is made with brewed coffee, something I’ve never tried before. Since I’ve been in …

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Turtle Cheesecake Truffles

My husband’s second favorite restaurant in the world is The Cheesecake Factory. We don’t go for the food, we go for the cheesecake. All of them. Okay, well maybe not all of them, unless we’re in a large group, but we always order at least 4 different cheesecakes to share between us. Two bites out of each and the rest …