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When you need a quick, easy dessert for a weeknight, this raspberry buttermilk cake is the perfect choice. I had some friends over last night and whipped up this gem in about an hour–perfect for after work! Some of the reviewers on epicurious (where I found the recipe) said they even saved the leftovers for [...]

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This weekend I got a little ahead of my November 1 resolution to bake more and whipped up some of Martha Stewart’s strawberry-shortcake cookies. I love the cake version so the cookie incarnation had to be just as good…and it was! It’s a pretty easy recipe that gives you the exact flavor of strawberry shortcake [...]

posted by on Baking, Chicago, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cupcakes, Girly, Vegging Out


You think I’d go to Chicago and not have my favorite dessert? Well, not only did I go to the Lincoln Park bakery Sweet Mandy B’s, but I also ventured to a new spot, also in Lincoln Park–Molly’s Cupcakes. Both are adorable: Sweet Mandy B’s has that Magnolia, retro bakery vibe and Molly’s is a [...]

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I found this cupcake recipe while perusing YumSugar‘s slideshow of unusual cupcakes. They look so good I could seriously reach into my computer screen and grab one right now. Alas, technology prevents that, but I definitely want to make them soon. This creation was just one of YumSugar’s 52 weekly endeavors in her 2008 New [...]

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Whenever I pass by zucchini bread at the farmer’s market, I ponder buying it, but I can’t ever get myself to go through with it. I have this image of chunks (or even worse stringy bits) of vegetables coming up at every chew. I love vegetables and I love bread, but the two together? That’s [...]

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I love food and like to think of myself as a foodie, but how did I not know about this magical site?? Tastespotting’s approach to food is that we eat with our eyes. After looking at the photos on their site, you can’t agree more. But it doesn’t just end at pretty pictures. Click on [...]