Meghan McGarry

Meghan McGarry is a pastry chef, food writer and professional recipe developer, who loves to glam up desserts. Her popular site, ButtercreamBlondie.com, documents her one-of-a-kind dessert makeovers. Along with her blog, you will also find a large collection of how-to videos, which are sure to inspire everyone from home cooks to professional bakers. With the mantra “Flirt with dessert,” you can be sure Meghan is always baking up something fun and exciting!

Articles & Recipes by Meghan McGarry

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    Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes

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    Piled high with fresh berries and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, these light white cupcake are also filled with blueberries, raspberries, and a subtle hint of almond – a must for summer celebrations. Continue reading

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    Halloween Caramel Apples

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    Nothing says Halloween like a caramel apple all dressed up in chocolate. Take these traditional treats to the next level with homemade caramel and decorate them with your choice of peanuts, dark chocolate, or white chocolate with festive sprinkles! Continue reading

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    Halloween Popcorn Balls

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    Popcorn balls are a classic treat no one can turn down, especially when they take a sweet and salty turn! Jazz up this nostalgic treat with candy corn and roasted peanuts for a party-perfect snack that both kids and adults will love this Halloween. Continue reading

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    Nutella Krispie Treats

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    A favorite childhood treat gets a sweet upgrade with the addition of chocolate hazelnut spread. Drizzle each treat with chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt for the ultimate treat. Continue reading

  • Key Lime Pie

    Key Lime Pie

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    Classic key lime pie gets a sweet upgrade with a gingersnap crust. The smooth key lime filling pairs beautifully with the spicy gingersnaps and the addition of lime zest adds a brightness that makes it pop. Topped with whipped cream and fresh berries, this pie is sure to be a favorite in your house! Continue reading

  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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    Pineapple upside down cake is always a crowd favorite. In this recipe, dark rum and ginger take the classic cake to a whole new level. It’s a no fuss recipe full of flavor that’s sure to impress! Continue reading

  • Classic Banana Bread

    Classic Banana Bread

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    Everyone needs a great banana bread recipe and this one is a keeper. Full of flavor and a hint of cinnamon, it’s perfect right out of the oven and even better the next day. For the best results, let the bananas get nice and brown before you use them. Continue reading

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