Author Archives: Melissa

So you think you can write a book?

I’m not entirely (read: at all) sure why I decided to write a book. I’m lazy, I don’t follow through with things, and I’m a bit scared of commitment. And so much dang thinking will be involved! So much effort! … Continue reading

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Banana Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

The husband nearly died again–I think.  This time though, I take no responsibility.  Here’s the deal.  As usual, the boy had a few beers Friday evening.  He got in a bit late, then slept late on Saturday.  Fine.  Then Saturday … Continue reading

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Cherry Oat Breakfast Bars

I’m always trying to get my beloved to eat breakfast.  I have no idea why this is such a difficult thing for him.  Maybe it’s because he’s had too many beers the night before (note to self:  beer muffins?)…so anyway, … Continue reading

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Millet-Almond Trail Mix Cookies

It’s a new chapter in our little Cupcake High Village.  I’ve teamed up with Colorado Easy Eats for lots of yummy local ingredients, like flours and baking mixes.  As it turns out, millet is a pretty big deal for Colorado.  … Continue reading

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Bacon-Jalepeño Cheesy Corn Muffins

I suppose I just felt like making something a little bit manly.  It was looking a little too flowery and sparkly around here, all those dang colored sprinkles.  So, I thought we’d just inject a little testosterone into this-here blog.  … Continue reading

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Alex’s Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cookies

I made these for our friend Alex’s 25th birthday.  Alex is one of those people who seems to have more hours in his day than others.  Somehow, he works a 40+ hour/week job, trains on and races his bike, completes … Continue reading

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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve never understood people who don’t like oatmeal.  It has to be one of my most favoritest foods ever.  It’s so versatile–it can be sweet, it can be savory, it can be healthy and wholesome, or it can be sweet … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cake

I know, this picture is awful.  There’s a reason for that (besides that I’m a poor photographer).  I just really wanted to show you–yes you, the lone reader I have–the fantastic ingredients that went into this little sheet cake.  I’m … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Mini Loaves

I think cranberries and oranges should get together and make babies.  They would be like oranges with bright red seeds, or like cranberries with bursts of orange juice inside, or like little bite-sized orange balls of tart happiness that are … Continue reading

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Hallie’s Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

One of my favorite little piggies requested red velvet cupcakes months ago.  I know–I’m terrible.  But what better time for red velvet than St. Valentine’s Day?!  Maybe I subconsciously planned that.  Yeah…let’s go with that. So here they are…drum roll … Continue reading

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