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Happy Thanksgiving!  I thought I’d treat our loyal readers to a taste of the season.  I hope that you and yours enjoy your holidays and have many happy returns.  We are grateful for your dedication to our cupcake experiments, and I wish to you a happy culinary adventure :)

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Hello again!  I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted, though it’s only been a few weeks.  This recipe has been brewing in my head for a while.  A friend suggested root beer cupcakes, and I wanted to step them up a notch.  I kept thinking of sarsaparilla, which I used to get in Old Town Sacramento growing up.   It has a spicier taste with a hint of ginger.  With that thought, I decided to use a gingered cupcake and top it with root beer frosting.  Thankfully, I had a bottle of Root Beer Float Dessert Topping that I bought this summer from Cooking Up Ideas, one of my favorite stores in Fort Bragg, CA.  I am using the dessert topping as the root beer flavoring in my frosting, but if you don’t have it, check below for alternative ideas!

 

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These were actually baked at the first sign of cool weather (and I’ll ignore the fact that a mere 3 days later our fair city was hitting 95 degrees once again).  With the blend of sweet pear, the spices cut through nicely to give you an autumnal feel.  Bake these on a nice rainy day!

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