pupcakes

our puppy Winston had his first birthday this past Saturday. it’s hard to believe our little rambunctious bundle of fur is already a year old. i’m the first to admit that i am obsessed with my dogs. i love them to pieces. i call them my tiny gentlemen bears. i’m weird, i know. our...

layercake7

i love layer cakes. they’re beautiful. a layer cake can make any day feel like a special occasion. though i’m in culinary school, studying baking and pastry, i feel completely and totally inept when it comes to frosting and decorating layer cakes. i blame most of my cake decorating woes on the fact that...

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pluot jam.

i know what you’re thinking: what the hell is a pluot? it’s a cross between a plum and an apricot. pluots are sweet and juicy, with a deep crimson interior. they’re pretty and delicious. plus, my farmer’s market calls them ‘dinosaur eggs.’ how much more endearing can a fruit get?

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yup, you heard right: blueberry crumb pie milkshake. no, i’m not talking about a milkshake with the same types of flavors of a blueberry crumb pie. i mean a milkshake with an entire piece of pie blended into it. oh, yeah. however, the journey to this delicious milkshake wasn’t a pretty one. in fact,...

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happy fourth of july! well, almost. i know i’m a little early, but if you’re anything like me, you’ve got the upcoming long weekend on the brain. i’m looking forward to spending time with good friends, setting off fireworks, and of course, eating!

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so i guess i’m kind of a baking snob. i don’t know. maybe i’m not. when it comes to baking, i truly believe that baking from-scratch yields the best tasting, highest quality results, not to mention the sense of satisfaction that comes with creating something delicious all on your own. but i’m starting to...

thaitea5

thai iced tea is one of my favorite drinks in the whole wide world. whenever i see it on a menu at a thai restaurant or a tea house, i have to order it. i’m compelled. i’m powerless against it. thai iced tea is spicy, sweet, rich, thick, indulgent. easily one of my top...