Cupcakes & Mug Cake Round-Up Recipes

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Cupcakes & Mug Cakes Round-Up Recipes is what I came up for my today’s post. If you are like me who enjoys baking, it doesn’t matter if it’s summer, spring, fall, or winter. Then this post is for you, having kids have taught me how to make from cakes to bread. I strive to bake both of our girls their favorite deserts.

Cupcakes have so many variations recipes all over the internet. You can even add strawberries, and other fruits to add more flavors. Cupcakes are something that I enjoy doing especially on a special occasion such as birthday parties for our girls.

Another dessert is the mug cake, I am so intrigued that you can make a dessert using your mug. I must say, the first time my mother-in-law made a mug cake I was blown away on how it tastes. It didn’t take her long to get it ready, and it was delicious.

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Guide To California’s Best Honeymoon Destinations

Anyone writing a guide to honeymoon destinations needs to first of all, have a sense of romance. Being a California native who has been happily hooked up in marital bliss for more than six years, I feel more than qualified to offer some suggestions on where to find the real ‘heat’ in California should you choose to spend your honeymoon there.

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First of all, it’s important to know your ideal honeymoon, and that’s based on you and your beloved’s personality. Are you active? Do you need to do, see, be and go? Or do you enjoy the finer things in life? Is five-star the only way you fly? You may also be the kind of couple that just wants to relax after the craze of your wedding.

Maybe you are even the kind of couple that can’t wait to experience one another in a way that holds zero distractions. Any way you are paired up, California offers something for everyone.

Most couples will be panting for a relaxing, romantic setting to unwind and restart their new lives together. There are so many places to do this in California that’s it’s difficult to choose just a few, but the following are my recommendations.

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The Best Foods For Summer

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It is summer time. Preparing meals is easier for me during the summer months because I like eating light and there are so many fun things a person can do in the kitchen without preparing hot meals.

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Salads are one of my favorite things to eat and it is endless as to what a person can create by using their imagination. Salads are easy to prepare and most anyone can put together a fabulous salad with a little creativity. The basic ingredient is greens. There are several to choose from and it is according to the person’s own taste as to which greens they use in their salad. I have found a salad much more enjoyable if I use several different greens.

Red leaf lettuce, Boston lettuce and radicchio are three greens that I especially enjoy using in my salads. Bibb, romaine and arugula are also very delicious. Some people prefer watercress, spinach or kale in their salad and these are also great choices. A great idea is to mix and match greens as one desires to create the perfect summer salad.

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California Destinations

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California is a beautiful place to visit. As the state ranking third in physical size, with 163,707 square miles of land, there are many beautiful places to visit from Northern California to Southern California and all of the space in between. However, there are some places that are found to be more popular destinations than others. Some areas that would be easy to become enchanted with are San Diego, Los Angeles, and the surrounding area, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco.

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A trip to San Diego feels incredibly laid back for being in a metropolitan area. Downtown is wonderful for some of the unique skyscrapers, the San Diego Bay and Maritime Museum, the Gaslamp Quarters for nightlife and Little Italy for a taste of fine, authentic cuisine. Coronado Island, just over the big, blue bridge is like an island escape.

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Old Town is fascinating for the preservation of that old world appearance and Balboa Park is an intriguing mixture of gardens, exhibits and old Spanish architecture. Mission Beach boasts an amusing boardwalk, known as Belmont Park, and La Jolla beaches are known for the brilliant scenery surrounding it. Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are both wonderful attractions for animal lovers while those looking to venture into another culture can slip over to Tijuana. Be sure to check travel advisories before crossing the border though.

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Take a drive north on Pacific Highway One to go towards Los Angeles. This classic highway boasts breathtaking beachside views and perfect vistas of the extravagant hillside homes in Laguna Beach. Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City, is also on the way. Once you have arrived in Los Angeles you can take in one of the many museums or go to Universal Studios. Next, take a trip to Hollywood to see the star-studded Walk of Fame or swing over to Anaheim to spend a wistful day at Disneyland, the children’s fantasy land or riding thrill rides at Knott’s Berry Farm.

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Best Time To Travel Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s tropical climate and diverse nature attract visitors from around the world. Costa Rica has beaches, mountains, active volcanoes, rainforest and cloud forest, and you don’t have to travel far to experience changes in nature, climate and temperature. So when is the best time to travel to Costa Rica?

The Climate in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a tropical climate with average temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius (72 Fahrenheit), but temperatures can vary a lot between the different regions. Costa Rica’s mountains rise up to more than 11 000 ft (3600 meters) and in the highest altitudes nights are chilled. Costa Rica’s two coastlines, on the Caribbean side and the Pacific side, are both hot throughout the year and temperatures can be much higher than the national average. The Northwest part of Costa Rica is the driest region of the country and has a longer summer than other parts. Even in the wet season, it does not necessarily rain all day. On the Caribbean coast, however, it can rain at any time of the year.

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The Dry Season in Costa Rica

Like tropical countries in general, Costa Rica has a rainy season, or “winter”, and a dry summer season. The dry season, between the end of November and the end of April, is the most popular time to travel to Costa Rica. For many visitors the weather is at its best in December and January: there is much less rain than from May to November and the days are sunny, but nature has been left green and verdant after the rainy season. The downside of traveling during the dry season, and especially around Christmas, is that flights are more expensive, hotel rates can be much higher than in the low season and you’ll have to share the beach with crowds of other visitors.

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