Do you have mommy friends who ONLY make desserts from scratch? I know a couple who would probably have passed out if they ever saw me running straight from the bakery to my kids’ school birthday parties. I adore my friends who are gifted in the kitchen, but there are some mommies out there who I believe have a mission of making other non-from-scratch-baking-mommies feel inadequate. What’s up with this? Hello, aren’t we all living in the 21st century? Aren’t we all crazed? Aren’t we all trying to just get by? Get over yourself. Share your rants and recipes here.

Here are some easy cupcake recipes.