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  • No-Bake Desserts
  • German Potato Salad
  • The Ultimate Chili Dog
  • Bake Bright Grease Proof Liners – See the Difference!

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Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad | JavaCupcake.com

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Three words... Cucumbers Tomatoes Onions.  Those three fresh vegetables with a simple dressing make the perfect summer salad! My kids love vegetables.  Seriously, my 3 year old son Matthew would eat baby cucumbers every day for his afternoon snack if I let him.  Which, really isn't a bad thing I just don't grow cucumbers in my yard and he eats them so fast I run out! But, I do keep a variety of fresh veggies in the fridge stocked and both of my kids have grown up loving their fresh … [Read More...]

Eiskaffe - smooth vanilla gelato with cold brewed coffee topped with espresso whipped cream | JavaCupcake.com

No-Bake Desserts

Although Summer brings us some of the best fresh produce for baking, the heat doesn't always make it easy.  I've teamed up with some super sweet food bloggers to bring you a round-up of some of the most delicious no-bake desserts out there.  So there won't be any melted frosting or crazy high temperatures in your kitchen to make these desserts! Enjoy! No Bake Kool-Aid Pie Lightened Up No Bake Strawberry Tart Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Parfait Fudgy Mint Chocolate No Bake … [Read More...]

Bavarian Potato Salad | JavaCupcake.com

German Potato Salad

Looking for a way to reinvigorate your potato salad?  Try this generations old German Potato Salad recipe made with yellow potatoes, hard boiled eggs and pickles. I've been pretty lucky with the friends I've made while living in Germany.  In particular, my friend Mareile and I not only share a love of coffee and our children (who are only 2 weeks apart) but we also love good food.  Mareile has dual citizenship in both Germany and the USA and has a love for the food from both … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Chili Dog | JavaCupcake.com

The Ultimate Chili Dog

It's National Hot Dog Day!  Let's celebrate with my simple, delicious Ultimate Chili Dog! With just a few delicious ingredients and 8 simple steps, you'll be on your way to enjoying the Ultimate Chili Dog! Enjoy! 5.0 from 1 reviews The Ultimate Chili Dog   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: JavaCupcake Ingredients Hot dog buns Hot dogs Chili, warm Shredded cheese (I used a 3 cheese blend) Diced onions (I … [Read More...]

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Bake Bright Grease Proof Liners – See the Difference!

Why settle for cupcake liners that allow the oil and grease of your cupcakes to soak through?  Why settle for a beautiful cupcake liner that you can't enjoy after you bake in it because the design has disappeared?  You don't have to settle any more! I have tested hundreds of liners over the last 6 years of baking cupcakes and I have come to several conclusions.  Not all cupcake liners are made the same!  The past weekend I made my rich dark chocolate cake in Wilton cupcake liners and in … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Espresso Ice Cream Cake | JavaCupcake.com

White Chocolate Espresso Ice Cream Cake

Celebrate your next birthday with this perfect-for-summer White Chocolate Espresso Ice Cream Cake! If you've been following JavaCucpake for the last four years you'll know that I'm a huge fan of my local gelato store Pinguino Eis in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  Last September, Phillip (the owner) and Luca allowed me into their store to view the process of making the gelato.  It was so fascinating to see the process first hand how they make the most delicious ice cream I've ever … [Read More...]

Ritter Sport ChocoShop - Waldenbuch, Germany | JavaCupcake.com

Ritter Sport ChocoShop – Waldenbuch, Germany

If you love chocolate and you're in Europe you must take the time to visit the Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory, Museum and Store in Waldenbuch, Germany.  It is a chocolate lovers paradise! On my husband's bucket-list of places to see before we leave Germany was the Ritter Sport Factory & Store in Waldenbuch, Germany.  I went to the Ritter Sport store in Berlin a few years ago with friends, but my husband was deployed and couldn't come. Boo.  So, our family made sure to stop for a visit … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cupcakes | JavaCupcake.com

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cupcakes

Kick your banana bread up a notch by transforming them into these delicious Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cupcakes! There is not an awesome reason why I made these cupcakes.  I just had a few bananas that were super ripe and wanted to use them up.  Really, I was bored with traditional banana bread and decided to come up with a new recipe to use over ripe bananas. That and I wanted to take pictures of the cupcakes next to my new silk peonies.  Which I am obsessed with this summer. … [Read More...]

Glitter and Gold Glam Gift Wrapping | JavaCupcake.com

Glitter and Gold Glam Gift Wrapping

When giving gifts, the packaging should be just as special as the gift itself.  With just a little preparation, the right supplies and these Glitter and Gold Glam Gift Wrapping ideas, you can make your gifts beautiful inside and out! For the last few months, I've partnered with Tiny Prints to create some amazing things.   First, they helped me host My Favorite Things Party and now I'm using their products to create these beautifully wrapped gifts. I've put together some basic tips to … [Read More...]

DIY Paper Bow Tutorial | JavaCupcake.com

DIY Paper Bows

Paper Bows add flair and charm to gift wrapping and create a fun touch in home decor.  Use this simple tutorial to create one-of-a-kind  DIY Paper Bows!  I love giving the gift of baked goods to friends and family.  Since I take so much time and care into making sure what I'm gifting is perfect,  I really want to make sure the outside is beautiful too!  These DIY Paper Bows can dress up any gift with just a few supplies and simple steps.  Any color paper can be used which makes them so … [Read More...]

Fourth of July Soiree | JavaCupcake.com

Fourth of July Soiree

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media. Fourth of July is right around the corner... are you ready? Here are some fun, easy ways you can celebrate America's Independence by hosting a Fourth of July Soiree! Planning for this party was pretty easy since our Nation's colors are Red, White and Blue.  To mix things up a bit, I decided to go with a light blue instead of the traditional dark blue for the party color scheme. I set the table with a red table cloth with a white … [Read More...]

Kick Off Summer with a Hot Dog BBQ | JavaCupcake.com #greatergrilling #HebrewNational

Kick Off Summer with a Hot Dog BBQ

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National via Mode Media. Summer is finally here and what better way to kick off the season than by throwing a back yard BBQ for your family and friends?  But not just any BBQ... a hot dog BBQ! I planned and hosted this BBQ in just one day using the party decor I already had on hand.  I recycled several tissue paper tassels from other garlands to make the yellow, red and white garland for my party and had a few red paper lanterns then hung them all from the … [Read More...]