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BettyCupcakes is my alter ego.  I also go by Sarah, but that’s so 1984!  The nickname was bestowed on me by my college roommate (Hi Stefi!) who said I was the first person she’d ever met who made chocolate chip cookies from scratch.  As a Texas transplant to Boston, food was a fast way to make friends.  Nothing melts a hardened Northern heart like a casserole dish of baked ziti.

Ultimately, it was my love of food that changed my life.  I won my husband’s heart when I crashed his poker night with homemade pink frosting and cupcakes.  He even made me a card out of construction paper (bless his smitten 21 year old heart).  Joining his large Irish-Italian family has been a blending of traditions and tastes.  I come from a Southern cooking tradition- the one where you add cream of mushroom soup to any kind of meat and call it dinner. While I’ve hijacked Thanksgiving in the name of cornbread dressing, I thoroughly enjoy the addition of pasta to all family events and the annual corned beef and cabbage.

Before becoming a mom, I regularly persuaded my husband travel an hour or more to some small diner that had the world’s best pancakes.  I’m still always on the lookout for my next great adventure, whether it’s to visit a faraway land or race to the playground.  Wherever I roam, food, fun, and family are always on the menu!

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