One of the questions I am most asked as a food blogger is what my recommendations are for desserts to serve at an event. You know, those crowd-pleasing, guaranteed-to-disappear-quickly, everyone-asks-you-for-the-recipe, “winning” sort of recipes? Well, when it comes to dessert, I’ve learned that you pretty much can’t go wrong with anything chocolate and peanut butter. I don’t know what it is, but people lose their mind over all things chocolate peanut butter!! Just say those magic words, and the world is your oyster. Well, your oyster if it’s filled with chocolate and peanut butter. :)
So get ready to lose your mind today, because this fantastic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes recipe has officially arrived on the blog.
I’m not usually a recipe dedicator, but I wanted to give a big shout out with this recipe to my friends Monica and Eric who just tied the knot this weekend. Their wedding gift from me was a super-cool cupcake carrier, and I’m pretty sure these would be the perfect cupcakes to fill it. ;)
But instead of talking about these yummy cupcakes today, I would really love to share with you about my friend. Can I tell you a story?
Ok, I’m a little excited about these. For those of you out there who like chocolate-covered pretzels, or who (like me) find anything salty and sweet absolutely irresistible, OR for those of you who just like any excuse to eat nachos — I have a new creation for you to try.
That’s right. Instead of gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day with the usual corned beef and cabbage recipes, I have decided to celebrate instead with one of my other Irish favorites — Guinness. Not the world records, the stout. :)
Snowmaggedon 2013 did not get off to a great start for me. You know that foot of thundersnow and ice that whirled into Kansas City in a few hours and brought the city to a standstill? Yep, I unwillingly got caught out in the middle of it and then ended up stranded twice on the way home when my little Prius couldn’t make it through the drifts, and pulled my back in the process too. And all of this before 10am!
Still, I have to say one thing about major storms — they bring out incredible stories of all the good Samaritans out there. Really.
I know, I know. Most of my friends give me the serious raised eyebrow when they find out that every Monday night (or usually, every Tuesday morning on Hulu) I tune in along with millions across the nation who just have to see if Bachelor Sean will once again say that “this process is working for him”. Or to watch the incredible dates that he has “planned” for these eager girls. Or, to hear my favorite line (that is used 3928 times in every single episode) — that they are all just so optimistic that they will “find love”.