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Make Your Box-Mix Better!

Okay, I know I am really early for Valentine’s Day, but I loved these liners and sprinkles and was really craving cupcakes last night. Plus, I have so many liners that I can make different cupcakes (I’m thinking red velvet) closer to the holiday. My parents gave me the great book Hello, Cupcake for Christmas (buy it on Amazon here), and since I had a box of yellow cake mix sitting around I decided to their recipe for “Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes.” I always speak badly of boxed mixes, but this recipe really made them better. Box-Mix Cupcakes 1 box (18.25 oz) cake mix (vanilla, devil’s food, or yellow) 1 cup buttermilk (in place of water called for on the box) Vegetable oil (the amount on the box) 4 eggs (in place of the number called for on the box) Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin cups with paper liners. Follow…

Pancakes! Who doesn’t love pancakes? They are definitely a comfort food for me, but I usually find myself a bit tired of them after a few bites. But not these pancakes! I have eaten these pancakes almost exclusively this week–I really can’t get enough of them. I always drizzle them…

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Wow, it’s been a while! The holidays have been busy for me–my family visited! My dad had been to Sicily, but no one else had been to Italy, so I had a good time showing them around. We went to Venice, Rome, Vatican City, and Milan. I’d visited all these…

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I wore a similar outfit a few months ago: the same dress with the brooch attacked with red tights. It was a good transition to spring, but this one is perfect for early winter. I love mustard yellow and this scarf was such a great purchase! I bought it in…

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