RECIPE: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I love all things lemon but when my husband asked me to make this particular cupcake, I was a bit apprehensive. When I think of lemon meringue I think of a traditional pie. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about a cupcake with a lemon filling and meringue on top. My first thought was “not interested."  However, I had all of the … [Read more...]

RECIPE: Strawberry Cupcakes With Strawberry Coconut Rum Frosting

My son had a taste for strawberry cupcakes and being a strawberry fan myself I decided to find and try a new recipe. The recipe came from Viking Range and while it called for quite a few ingredients, the majority of them I already had. A few things about this recipe; it says it yields 12 cupcakes but it does not. If you … [Read more...]

View From The Avenue – April 14, 2013

The ladies of 5 P!NK AVE thought it would be fun to get together and discuss the hottest topics from our website and share it with all of you. So we came up with View from The Avenue, where we give you our opinions and views with no holding back. We had such a great time and couldn't stop talking. We discussed everything … [Read more...]

RECIPE: Orange Cupcakes

I’m a big fan of the Hostess orange cupcake, so quite some time ago I looked for a recipe that would sooth my craving for this particular flavor. I came across the recipe below, tried it and it has been a favorite ever since. This recipe came from the Cooking Channel. It’s once again one of those recipes where you will … [Read more...]

RECIPE: Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Here is another one for you banana and chocolate lovers. A simple recipe that will use the ingredients you already have in your pantry. This is a Betty Crocker recipe from one of my cookbooks and a scratch cupcake recipe, however, if you want the semi-homemade version you can get it here. The oven will need to be … [Read more...]

RECIPE: Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

If you’re a banana lover and you’re looking to do something with those bananas you didn’t get to fast enough, try this recipe for chocolate banana cupcakes. Chocolate and banana is a great combination and adding bananas to just about anything you bake is going to moisten it up tremendously, so the outcome is a deliciously … [Read more...]


This is a spin to a recipe I had for a chocolate bourbon cake, but because I didn’t have any bourbon on hand and didn’t feel like making a trip to the store, rum was the alcohol of choice. I would love to give credit to whoever I got this recipe from, but I just can’t call it! You may actually need to stop at the store … [Read more...]


This is by far one of the easiest recipes I’ve tried so far and outside of the bananas and strawberries, I’d bet you have all the ingredients in your cabinet. Now, I’m not a chef but I love to try new recipes and one of my favorite sites is Joy of Baking. Everything I’ve tried on this site has been absolutely marvelous. … [Read more...]


If you're a fan of maple or even a fan of bacon, you will enjoy this recipe. I like to keep things simple so this is an easy and delightful treat. It calls for just a few ingredients, but the most important one of all is the maple syrup. Why is it so important? The first reason is because it gives the cupcakes its flavor of … [Read more...]


I recently made mimosa cupcakes that I found in one of my many cookbooks. Luckily, this recipe can also be found online and it got a rating of 4 out of 5.  Personally, I'm not a fan of champagne but I am a fan of orange flavored cupcakes and it seemed like a fun recipe so I gave it a shot. The online recipe is a slightly … [Read more...]