A Berry Good Week

‘Twas a week full of berries, hence the post title. I was fortunate enough to return to Afternoon Live with the always fabulous Tra’Renee Chambers. I stuck my toe over the Oregon college rivalry border (Go Ducks!) and experimented with Marionberries. So many fun facts about Marionberries. 1) Created in a partnership with Oregon State University. 2) A variation of the blackberry, so those are a good alternative to the berries of Marion if you can’t find them; and 3) A combination of Olallie and Chahelem blackberries. (I can continue if you want… don’t hesitate to reach out!) πŸ˜‰ Also fulfilled a request for both raspberry and blueberry cupcakes for a dear friend. Sensing the theme? Other berry good activities included my mum in town for lots of eating and sipping and some excellent cosmic bowling.

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Recipe for Marionberry Delight cupcakes can be found at this link. Enjoy!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Xo,
Jenna

Happy Easter!

Man oh man, do my teeth and stomach currently dislike me. They’re so over sugar-laden snacks that just NEED to be sampled. (Market research, right?) Even with the reprieve of my recently-shared Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, they’re feeling quite disapproving.

Luckily, after this weekend, the Hallmark holidays take a breather for a minute. So I, and the rest of the five-year-old population of Portland, just HAD to indulge in all of the sweets I possibly could for Easter.

Pre-Easter, I was lucky enough to visit Tra’Renee Chambers and the team at Afternoon Live. So I brainstormed. I phoned a friend. I played the 50-50 game. And I asked the audience. The audience (thanks, Lori and Debbie!) was immensely helpful. With their recommendations, Easter Surprise Cupcakes were formulated. Inspired by the (sometimes polarizing) Peep, this dessert is so light and airy, you might feel like you’re floating away. Full video and recipe shared here.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday, and that you’re looking forward to an amazing week ahead.

Xo,
Jenna