we had several family & friend get-togethers this past weekend. there's nothing like a party to inspire me to try some new recipes!
first up: chocolate cupcakes & peanut butter icing, by ina garten (the barefoot contessa) [via missy]
delish!! we *cheated* a little and used a box mix for the cupcakes. the icing was subtle and not too sweet. it sort of reminded me of what a melted "mary jane" would taste like.
and to appease the non-chocolate people: orange cream cheese pie from jill [via elizabeth's awesome blogger book of summer recipes.]
5 stars on both recipes from my family!! (jen, i definitely had a cupcake on your behalf!!)