First, I've got to say that most of the things I make are improvised, whether it be something I crochet or cook or bake. So, if I use a recipe I take it as a starting point and do as I wish with it. The first one I've got here is what I call a chai swirl cupcake. I got a recipe for a white cupcake from the Epicurious website and then I added layers of batter alternating with a combination of cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg. I swirled the spice mix into the batter with a toothpick. Next time I plan on getting or making cream cheese frosting. Yum. Without frosting they were really good heated slightly like a muffin.
The next ones are things I made before the holidays and I find it hard to say which recipe I followed more than another. I looked at about ten online and a few that I had from other people to combine them into what I had in the house. They are buckeyes or peanut butter balls. I do know that next time I will not add so much confectioners sugar and I will not overheat the chocolate chips, as I did. I ended up spreading the chocolate as opposed to dipping. They tasted good, but they weren't quite what I was going for.