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What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

Mint tea. Mint candy. Mint chocolate ice cream. Thin Mints®. Lots of recipes call for mint flavoring. But what does that really mean? Does “mint” flavoring automatically mean peppermint? Are they interchangeable in recipes? The term “mint” is an umbrella term for the Mentha plant family that includes spearmint, peppermint, orange mint, apple mint, pineapple … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Mint and Peppermint?

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How to Make Easter Lamb Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Easter is Christianity’s most important holiday as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Besides the traditional symbol of the cross, other Easter symbols include Easter eggs and baby chicks, bunnies, Easter lilies, and butterflies – all which symbolize new life and birth. A lamb is one of the most popular Easter symbols. It represents Jesus (the … Continue reading How to Make Easter Lamb Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Seven Boozy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, there are certain must haves: shamrocks, the color green, the proverbial “kiss me I’m Irish” button and Irish food. And, if your St. Patrick’s Day party is just for grown-ups, you’ll of course need one more essential ingredient – booze! Leave the green beer to the college … Continue reading Seven Boozy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

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Mini Red Velvet Lava Cakes -These Will Melt Hearts

Were you able to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with the one you love? If not, no worries. These Mini Red Velvet Lava Cakes will melt hearts any time of the year. The final product features a dense cake filled with a bittersweet molten chocolate center. The cakes are rich, soft and warm, just like the heart … Continue reading Mini Red Velvet Lava Cakes -These Will Melt Hearts

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Mardi Gras Recipes – Round Up

Mardi Gras festivities are upon us. It’s the time of year when putting your hair up and downing a cocktail are encouraged. Even if you can’t make it out to New Orleans this year, you can still celebrate your Fat Tuesday at home with Mardi Gras recipes. Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival and Mardi Gras … Continue reading Mardi Gras Recipes – Round Up