Hello Again

Hello? Is this thing on? It’s been a while, to say the least. But I’m very excited to let you all know that I’m back, and so is Crumbs & Nibbles. After a multi-year hiatus I’ve now graduated college and have a year and a half as a Real Adult Human under my belt, working in exactly the field you might expect if you’ve been here for any time at…

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Ice Cream

Roasted Corn Ice Cream

Jump to the recipe I never quite know how to start these posts anymore, considering the multi-month breaks between them. But hello hello! I’m back again, with a new recipe and the obligatory life update My spring semester at school began much like the fall—full of cooking (highlights include my roommate’s lasagne and the Leite’s Culinaria chicken shawarma dish that got us through the past year), TV nights (lots of…

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Breakfast/ Chocolate/ Snacks

Oat, Tahini and Maple Dark Chocolate Chunk Scones

Click here to jump to the recipe It’s always hard to know where to start, sitting down to write for the first time in months. The last time I did so was in May, when I shared a recipe (and Gourmet Makes-style video) for Brown Sugar Cardamom Coffee Pop Tarts. I also shared some thoughts––on the pandemic, on finishing my sophomore year of college virtually, on finding routine, and on…

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Breakfast/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Brown Sugar Cardamom Coffee Pop Tarts

#iwdfbftbatk. For those struggling to parse out what such a comically long acronym could possibly stand for, I’ll spare you the trouble: it means that I Would Die For Claire from the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, it is, believe it or not, a real live trending hashtag, and it is, perhaps unsurprisingly, very much true in my case. I’m not going to try to explain the magic behind BA’s videos,…

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Breakfast/ Chocolate/ Cookies/ Snacks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Pecans

Good morning, friends. And happy Saturday. There’s a whole lot to process right now––and something tells me you’re probably feeling similarly. It feels as though there’s this strange dissonance between the rapidly changing state of the world and the sense of sameness, of constancy and repetition within the small bubble that is our home right now–-a sameness that makes one day bleed right into the next, that makes me forget…

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Cakes and Muffins

Pistachio Semolina Cakes with Cardamom Cream and Rose Roasted Rhubarb

Time really does crawl and fly all at once––when I look back at my last post and think about all that’s happened, all that’s changed (and, conversely, all that’s stayed precisely the same) since, I can’t even begin to comprehend it. Since becoming a college student, my understanding and perception of time has been further complicated by yet another factor, another dimension––place. Sometimes it feels as though my life is…

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Soft Almond Cookies with Tahini Labneh Frosting

“How does Philadelphia compare to New York?” It’s a question I get asked with astonishing frequency, and one I have yet to formulate an adequate answer to. Because the truth is that, while the two share the title of “city”, they have created for themselves entirely distinct cultures, landmarks, lifestyles, paces, roads, shops, identities. They exist within their own cultivated contexts. What’s more, New York City, for me, will always be…

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Cakes and Muffins/ Holidays

Caramelized Apple Basbousa

Well, it’s been a while. After rereading my last post, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s changed since then (and what hasn’t). The last time I updated this site was March (oof), a time when so many things in my life were ending and beginning all at once, when all I wanted was to stop the clock so I could remain in my second semester senior year bliss forever.…

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Cookies/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Brûléed Brown Butter Grapefruit Bars

4 years. 4 years ago today a 13-year-old me made a batch of snickerdoodles and a WordPress account and hit “publish” on her first ever blog post. Now, this website that started as a way for me to funnel all of my free time and baked goods into something productive has evolved into what can only be described as an integral part of my life–however clichéd that sounds. Because of…

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