Over the past week Portland has really lived up to the ‘April Showers’ cliché. Every day I wake up expecting blue skies and 80 degree weather, but sadly, it’s just storm clouds and a chilly breeze. That can’t stop me from capturing a few fruity summer flavors in a cupcake though, right?! Fluffy and tart lemon cake with the sweetness of fresh blueberry frosting is the perfect reminder that sunnier… Keep Reading
Baked Goods and Desserts
You all loved the Ron Swanson inspired cupcakes, so of course I made Leslie Knope inspired cupcakes too! Friend and fellow blogger, Cheryl from A Stylist Quo, asked me to write a recipe while she’s away on her honeymoon. We both share a love for the NBC show, Parks and Recreation, so I thought these would be perfect!See the full recipe and tutorial at A Stylist Quo and be sure… Keep Reading
As an adult, I haven’t been very big on celebrating Easter. Somehow taking your picture with a man inside of a terrifying bunny suit and searching for plastic eggs outside just doesn’t really have the same allure it did when I was five. Instead I’ve found a very adult way to enjoy this holiday… Spiked carrot cake doughnuts! I decided to make them with whole wheat flour and bake instead… Keep Reading
If you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation, you know that Nick Offerman’s character, Ron Swanson, is the epitome of masculinity. Although he would probably never eat a cupcake (unless it was made entirely from scotch and bacon), I’d like to think he might approve of this one. Inspired by one of Ron’s famous line, ‘Give me ALL the bacon and eggs you have,’ I concocted a maple cake with… Keep Reading
I hit a point last week where I thought I might throw up if I had to eat apple cinnamon oatmeal again. I know what you’re thinking, ‘You cook all the time! Just make yourself something different for breakfast!’ This is very true, but when you know you’re spending a full day in the kitchen cooking 3-4 posts for the week ahead, the LAST thing you want to do is… Keep Reading
I love going to movies, but sometimes it’s just nice to stay in, make some snacks, and enjoy the film, sans chatty teenagers and the sticky floors. If you’re planning a night-in, I’ve put together the perfect movie snack for you. A combination of salty, sweet, and ridiculously addicting! I’m not kidding! Before I even had the caramel corn in the oven I had snacked on nearly a third of… Keep Reading
I had an entirely different post lined up for today, but I had the urge for bacon, chocolate, and rum! Throw that all together and you get the most scrumptious little cookies ever! Now I know that I should be a good blogger and continue on in a lengthy paragraph about the flavor, the recipe, and why you should try them over regular chocolate chip cookies, but I’m pretty sure… Keep Reading
Every so often I’ll create something that leaves me feeling like Dr. Frankenstein.. ‘I’ve created a monster!’ ..but in the best way possible! These cupcakes are my delicious, boozy, decadent monster. A moist chocolate rum cake filled with rich chocolate ganache, topped with fluffy buttercream frosting and a mini bottle of chocolate and caramel rum sauce. My fiancé’s exact reaction was, ‘You either REALLY love me.. or you’re trying to… Keep Reading
If you’ve followed Tattooed Martha from the beginning then you might remember this post.. and you might remember that my photos made these cookies look less than desirable (fluorescent lighting! Eek!) Since this is a family recipe I thought I should revisit the post to help do it justice on just how delicious these cookies are! No Bake Cookies will always remind me of spending time with my mom in… Keep Reading
Valentine’s Day is this Friday and instead of a tacky heart-shaped box of chocolates, try homemade red velvet brownie bites instead! See my full recipe and photos over at InkSpired Magazine!
To say that these cookies are premeditated is the understatement of the century. I drew up the idea for them last year, but about a week too late since Valentine’s Day had already passed. I’m extremely excited to finally share them with you today! I love love, but too much of it shoved in your face around Valentine’s Day, can make even the most romantic person a bit sick! My… Keep Reading
I know everyone is gearing up for the Super Bowl today so I’m keeping this short and sweet.. just like these cookies! Okay.. that was a really bad joke. Anyway, red velvet cupcakes are one of my favorites, so I decided to adapt my recipe into cookie form for Valentine’s Day!
In case you haven’t noticed the tacky teddy bears and heart shaped boxes of chocolate popping up everywhere, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Even though I won’t be spending Valentine’s Day alone, I’m still not fond of this holiday, so I’m getting my cutesy themed post out of the way for you guys. I used my go-to low-fat vanilla cake recipe and topped them off with cherry frosting… Keep Reading
All week long I posted healthy recipes, so consider this my cheat day! Brownies are right up there with pizza.. no matter what, I can’t refuse them. They’re calorie kryptonite! How do you make brownies even more irresistible? Make them booze infused! Sailor Jerry Rum gives the recipe the extra kick it needs for a batch of gooey, decadent, rum spiked brownies!
My mom’s birthday was last Thursday, but since I didn’t get into town until late the night before and she declined cake, I made her a belated birthday breakfast instead! They’re fluffy, decadent, and loaded with sprinkles to make this the perfect birthday breakfast!
Call it dedication or procrastination, but before packing, running errands, and attending to last minute chores before we left for Iowa on Sunday morning, I decided, ‘I’m going to bake cupcakes for the blog instead!’ With New Year’s Eve tomorrow, I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging without a festive and delicious recipe to ring in 2014! I even incorporated my Sailor Jerry Chocolate Rum Balls to create the… Keep Reading
If you’re shamelessly addicted to AMC’s The Walking Dead like I am, then you might be experiencing withdrawals since the show is on their mid-season break. Rather than counting the days until February when the show returns, feed your ravenous appetite with some cookie carnage! Inspired by my own zombie gingerbread tattoo, I put a morbid twist on the classic Christmas cookies! They’re a lot of fun to create and… Keep Reading
Apparently you all love balls! Rum balls of course! 😉 The Pumpkin Spice Rum Balls I posted back in October have become the number one post of all time on Tattooed Martha.. Let’s see if these chocolate rum balls can top them! Cocoa, spices, a healthy dose of Sailor Jerry Rum, and topped with festive sprinkles make these decadent boozy balls perfect for the holidays!
Red velvet is definitely my go-to recipe for cupcakes, but I wanted to change it up a little bit for the holiday season! The cake is still rich and moist, while the decadent buttercream frosting ads just a hint of peppermint to get you into the holiday spirit! And achieving that red and white swirl frosting is easier than you think! Bake a batch for your upcoming holiday party or… Keep Reading
I’m not sure why or how, but in the year and a half that I’ve been doing Tattooed Martha, I’ve yet to bake a pie! I’ve always cheated by going with a store-bought crust, but I figured it was about time that I manned (womanned?) up and made one from scratch! I knew that I had to make the filling amazing in case the pie came out looking less-than-appetizing, so… Keep Reading
Yesterday I celebrated the first day of December by drinking hot chocolate, listening to Oldies Christmas music, and baking cookies all day. Unfortunately, the gloomy Oregon weather wasn’t cooperating and I couldn’t share my delicious recipe with you. After a redo photo-shoot this morning, I think they’re ready to make their debut! The best way to sum these up is to say that if December were a cookie, than this… Keep Reading
Pumpkin pie is a fall classic, but I couldn’t resist altering the original and making 2 dozen mini pies instead! The fluffy whipped cream, rich pumpkin filling, and buttery flaky crust make the most decadent combination in bite sized form! Serve these up to your guests on Thanksgiving or any other occasion to enjoy pumpkin pie.. which in my book is EVERY day!
This is the time of year to indulge your sweet tooth so whip up a batch of candy corn popcorn balls! A mixture of popcorn, candy corn, and gooey melted marshmallows come together to create the perfect sweet and sticky treat!
Believe it or not, but I had never watched The Shining until just a few weeks ago. I get numerous requests for rum cake recipes, so I was inspired to make a two layer red velvet rum cake as a tribute to the film! To up the rum factor a bit more I added Sailor Jerry Rum to the cream cheese frosting as well! I topped the whole thing off… Keep Reading