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Cakeover

In honor of my mother’s birthday, let there be cupcakes! Because today is a holiday, she won’t get any birthday cards in the mail. Instead of sending her an e-card, I’ll post these pictures of some delicious Gigi’s Cupcakes my … Continue reading

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House Guests

There was a surprise in store for members of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association during our field trip to Washington, D.C. last week. We expected a staff-led tour of the U.S. Capitol, similar to one my wife and … Continue reading

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Death-Defying Act

Most people with a programmable coffee maker will set it at night and wake up to fresh coffee. For my birthday, my wife and kids gave me a new Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew programmable coffee maker. I intend to set … Continue reading

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If You’re Not Having Fun, You’re Doing Something Wrong

The problem with surprises is that you don’t see them coming. In hindsight, I wish I had recorded my Skype conversation with my kids on Father’s Day. As is our family tradition, they sang the Father’s Day song that I … Continue reading

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Relay Relatable

The Relay for Life of Metro Knoxville took on a special significance for my wife and me. Friday night’s event was exactly a month after her brother died of cancer. She purchased a luminaria and decorated it in his memory. … Continue reading

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Home Cooking

The cupcakes were almost gone by the time I got to the box, which made me happy. Members of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association and their guests were enjoying the delicious mini-cupcakes that were donated by Scrumps Cupcakes … Continue reading

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Baking Soda

A visit to Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café was not planned during our most recent trip to St. Louis as it had been on two previous occasions. The restaurant just happens to be situated at the Delmar Boulevard exit of … Continue reading

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Touch of War

Chef Rachel Reagan of Touch of Love Catering has some good news. She is going to be on season 7 of “Cupcake Wars.” The Food Network series is one of my guilty pleasures. My wife and I watch the show … Continue reading

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Bacon Power

An article about a cookbook prompted me to buy a cupcake yesterday. The photo on the cover of “The Butch Bakery Cookbook” shows a cupcake topped with bacon. I immediately remembered reading a blurb about maple bacon cupcakes being sold … Continue reading

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No Surrender

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café in St. Louis has expanded since my visit in August. They knocked down a wall and took over an old fabric shop that was next door. They have a fun atmosphere and a great Sunday … Continue reading

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Frosting the Snowman

In a very thoughtful gesture, my wife used her phone to take pictures of the cupcakes that were delivered to her office on Monday. The lady who delivered them said they were from Lulu’s, which doesn’t appear to have a … Continue reading

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Convection Connection

The old argument about cake vs. pie turned up in two unusual places last weekend. First, I saw a photo on Facebook of a cake in the shape of the Greek letter Pi. Then, I saw cupcakes that looked like … Continue reading

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Baconian Method

Bacon was featured on three of my favorite dishes at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction on Sunday night. Dr. Donetta Poisson and her team from the UT Culinary Institute prepared a bacon-wrapped shrimp on a bed of polenta … Continue reading

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Cuptown Girl

On last night’s episode of “2 Broke Girls,” Caroline and Max went to a cupcake decorating class in an effort to learn how to make prettier cupcakes. They ultimately decided on a different style. Speaking of pretty cupcakes, Pinterest has … Continue reading

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