Sweet Potato Cupcakes and Maple Walnut Frosting

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Walnut FrostingSweet potato pie meets cupcake!  Moist sweet potato cupcakes topped with luscious maple walnut frosting and a fluffy toasted marshmallow.  Choosing between your favorite pumpkin cupcakes and these Sweet Potato Cupcakes and Maple Walnut Frosting will be the hardest decision you make this holiday!

It’s amazing how life can change so drastically in such a short amount of time.  In April we were doing our Florida family thing…kiddie pools in the backyard, Disney on the weekends, and flip flops everyday.  I never ever would have thought our family would be moving to the Middle East.  Especially within a few weeks of my husband getting a job offer.  We sold everything in two weeks, put the house up for rent, and started our new chapter.  With all the excitement also came all the fears.  Are the kids going to do well in a foreign school?  Will I get bit by a deadly snake?  Will the sandstorms be just like Mission Impossible?  You know, perfectly reasonable questions for moving a family to the desert.

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Walnut Frosting

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Apple and Sweet Potato Clafoutis

Apple and Sweet Potato ClafoutisA yummy and moist Apple and Sweet Potato Clafoutis with all the flavors of your favorite holiday pies.  Full of beautiful spiced apples and sweet potato, its the perfect addition to your morning coffee.

Apple and Sweet Potato ClafoutisI’m freaking out right now guys.  Its only a couple days until October and I have not been able to get my hands on any canned pumpkin.  In the land of Dubai where the rose water is flowing and all the spices known to mankind reside, pumpkin puree is very difficult to come by.  Don’t they realize that white girls NEED pumpkin?!  They have freaking durian fruit.  The fruit that smells like hot week old garbage.  But no pumpkin yet.  So I’ve been using sweet potato in place of pumpkin until I can find some.

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