In the bakery biz

For lovers of decadent sweets, Carrie Buchanan’s Bombshell Cupcakes & Cookies are an answered prayer. One of her many over-the-top, muffin-sized cupcakes, titled Junk in Her Trunk, is moist chococolate cake, loaded with Oreos, toffee candy and chocolate chip cookie dough, with vanilla frosting and a Reese’s cup garnish.

Mouthwatering mashed potatoes

A popular and generously portioned entree at Grinders Above & Beyond is the Sky High ($6.95), which starts with a slice of garlic bread, topped with your choice of either pot roast or meatloaf, a mound of garlic mashed potatoes and smothered with savory homemade gravy.