Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category

posted by on Baking, Cupcakes, Vanilla

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Ever since I caught the baking bug a few years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find me using a prepackaged mix. But since I was gifted a Sprinkles cupcake mix over the holidays, I was curious to see how the famed L.A. cupcakery’s formula would fare. Plus, I figured it was a good treat to [...]

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies, Holidays

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Most people spend the holidays eating huge turkey dinners and gorging on baked goods, but when I go home it’s pretty much traditional Indian food every night. It’s amazing because I never have that kind of home-cooked goodness in New York, but when I got back to the city last night, I had an urge [...]

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies

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In the age of e-cards, text messages and Twitter, how often do we get something personal from a friend? Over the last year, I started mailing my friends baked goods on their birthdays, only later realizing that it’s just not the kind of thing our generation does much. Believe me, “things” are great, but I’ve [...]

posted by on Baking, Brownies, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Pumpkin

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Last year, my friends and I had quite the Thanksgiving bonanza. I personally made two pies—blueberry and pumpkin—from scratch, and the day was stressful…to say the least. This year I wanted to contribute something less time-intensive for my extended family get together, but something that also had a traditional Thanksgiving ring to it since it’d [...]

posted by on Apples, Baking, Cheese, Comfort Food, Snacks

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{Apple-cheddar scones fresh out of the oven} I’ve tried to go apple picking up state for the past two weekends, but the first weekend the trains and rental cars sold out and this weekend the weather was crap and the farms were starting to run out of apples. So I took matters into my own [...]

posted by on American, Baking, Chocolate, Coffees & Cafes, Comfort Food, Cupcakes, Dessert, Nolita, Vegging Out

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When I first moved into my new apartment, one of the more exciting storefronts was the one for the soon-to-arrive Little Cupcake Bakeshop, a Brooklyn bakery that would be crossing the bridge. This Sunday, their Manhattan doors finally opened and revealed loads of buttercream, chandeliers and cupcake-loving New Yorkers. (Who said the cupcake craze was [...]