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Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

What are the very best spring cupcakes? These lemon-lime cupcakes are one of my favorite cupcake treats.  I love them any time of year, but the lemon-lime flavor is especially perfect for spring. Lemon-Lime Cupcakes with Lemon-Lime Cream Cheese Frosting (This post contains affiliate links that compensate me when you buy.)  The cupcakes have a subtle lemon-lime flavor from both lemon zest and lime zest and a little added juice from the lemon and lime.  You can add a little more juice if you prefer, but I like the hint of citrus flavor.

4 Steps to Growing a Ficus Tree in Your Home

Do you have a ficus tree in your home? I've had a ficus tree, also known as a weeping fig, in my home for 35 years.  It's thriving. It's not too big and it makes just the impact that I'm looking for in a room with very high ceilings. If you have a space that you need to fill think about getting yourself a ficus tree.  It will give you many years of beauty and joy. How to Grow and Care for a Ficus Tree in Your Home It really doesn't take a whole lot of care to keep a ficus tree living for 35 years.  To keep it green and pretty and a living and breathing part of your home and decor for all that time takes minimal time and effort. Watch My Ficus Care Video Click Here to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel Key Elements of Ficus Tree Care Be Sure You Have the Right Light My ficus tree is in a room that is south-facing.  West light comes in through a window on the side of the tree. My tree loves it in its southwest position.  At firs

Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

This combination of chocolate chips, coconut, and oatmeal makes a cookie that will make you say yum. When you're not sure whether you want a chocolate chip cookie or an oatmeal cookie, why not combine the two?       Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Add some coconut and voila! Chewy deliciousness! This is a simple drop cookie that you can easily customize.  Oatmeal cookies with add-ins are the best! What Is a Drop Cookie? A "drop cookie" is a type of cookie that is made by dropping spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet, as opposed to rolling out the dough and cutting it into shapes with cookie cutters. Drop cookies are known for their simplicity and ease of preparation, making them a popular choice for home bakers of all skill levels. Young bakers often begin with drop cookies. Here are the basic steps for how drop cookies are typically made: 1. Prepare the Dough: First, you prepare the cookie dough. This involves mixing in