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Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes for Your Valentine

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 21, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes for Easter

Who doesn’t love big, fluffy cupcakes? Well, who doesn’t love cupcakes? Period. And if you are a coffee lover or drinker like me, you’ll go crazy over these Vanilla Cappuccino cupcakes I made on Easter. They’re the perfect cupcake for anytime of the year. In fact, I think they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! […]

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 19, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
lemon lavender butter cookies recipe

For an irresistible flavor combination, blend lemon and lavender together in a tender butter cookie. They’re dainty enough for a tea or luncheon, yet are also satisfying as a snack or simple dessert. Culinary lavender can be found in specialty grocery stores or online. If you have never baked with lavender before, try using two […]

Homemade Cherry Bombs Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 15, 2014 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
cherry bombs recipe with healthy cherries candy snack

For a sweet treat that’s as decorative as it is delicious, make a batch (or two) of Cherry Bombs. They’re very simple to make and fun to eat. Each bomb has a maraschino cherry center wrapped in chewy chocolate candy and enrobed in festive red confectioners coating. Leave them plain to resemble a real cherry […]

Raspberry Fluff Recipe for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 12, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Holidays and Observances, Recipes
Romantic Raspberry Fluff recipe via Blog by Donna http://blogbydonna.com

Imagine a light, fluffy dessert that melts in your mouth satisfies your sweet tooth and is beautiful to behold, and you will be dreaming of Romantic Raspberry Fluff. Add some raspberry schnapps just for fun, and you’ll have the perfect dessert for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal. This dessert is best when made the day […]

The Sweet and Dirty Truth: Stevia vs. Aspartame

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 7, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Infographs, Information

I love sweets. However, I don’t love the calories. So I use a sugar substitute like Stevia or just limit the amount of sugar I use/eat. However, I do NOT have anything with Aspartame in it in my home. My husband and I are adamant that our son does not eat or drink anything containing […]

Valentine’s Day Macaroon Balls Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Holidays and Observances, Recipes
Valentine's Day Macaroon Balls #recipe

It’s February and love is in the air. Honestly, I hope love is in the air every month for you. It is for me. February is the month of LOVE, though. I find that I cook, bake, and am generally more crafty during this shortest month of the year. I have several recipes and projects […]