Birthday Weekend Eats and Treats

Just checking in to share a few of my birthday eats and treats from yesterday. I shared a few snapshots from my pre-birthday dinner on Saturday, but wanted to showcase a few more and bask in my birthday glow a little longer. And also, it gave me something to do today while I prepare to take the New York Bar Exam tomorrow and Wednesday. I decided treating this test like a race was the best idea, and that tapering was a good call, so I spaced out my studies and gave myself plenty of time, and took most of the weekend off from Friday through this morning. This afternoon, I’ll review a bit more before having dinner and getting to bed at a decent hour (we have to be at the test center at 7:30am tomorrow, so I need to leave my apartment by 6:30am). I’ll check back in when it’s all over, but until then, I leave you with these morsels of deliciousness…

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

I shared this recipe in a guest post a week ago on Keeping It Real Food, and figured I’d put it up here as well to make sure you all get the chance to see, try, and taste these treats! I’ve mentioned before that I very much enjoy a piece (or pieces, or truffles, or an entire bar) of good dark chocolate, but that I’m not much for chocolate baked goods. That’s why most of my recipes focus on fruit or peanut butter or plain cinnamon and vanilla flavors, and I throw in dark chocolate chips and such for an extra treat. However, plenty of my friends are chocolate cupcake and cookie lovers. This led to the creation of my Cocoa-Chocolate-Chip Cuppins, and recently, to these gluten free dark chocolate cupcakes. 

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

 

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