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With a friend visiting and my first free weekend in a long time, I decided to finally host the appetizer and dessert party I’ve been wanting to for so long. It involved many, many…many hours in the kitchen, but it was totally worth it. On the menu: Appetizers Goat cheese, tomato and mint bruschetta (made [...]

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Sounds like a nice Monday night to me :) BANANA-COCONUT MUFFINS (adapted from Bon Appetit) What you need: ¾ cups all purpose flour ¾ cups whole wheat flour ¼ cup oat bran 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3) 1/3 raw organic blue agave ½ cup milk 1 [...]

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The first and only time I’ve made scones was for a breakfast I hosted at my apartment one Sunday morning. I was out pretty late Saturday night and having not prepared a single scrap of dough, I found myself kneading away at 4 a.m. Looking back on it, it was actually kind of fun. Either [...]

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Isn’t she loooovely? Isn’t she wonderful? Stevie Wonder may have been singing about a lady in his life, but I’m singing about this red velvet cake I made for my friends’ joint birthdays last week. It was my first time making a two-layer cake from scratch and even though the icing job isn’t super clean [...]

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Friday sounds like the weekend but it’s actually one of the most tiring days of the week—for me anyway. It’s the end of five days of work and most likely when you’re at your most tired. Since I’m so lazy on Fridays, I like to sit around in my pajamas which means cook at home [...]

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While perusing one of my favorite baking blogs, Bakerella, I happened upon the author’s pictures of her friend’s Christmas party: Holy moly. I think I know what the dessert spread will be like at my wedding. For more pics check out Bakerella’s blog. (Warning: You may get an intense craving for sweets and yearning for [...]