Cakes and Muffins/ Cookies/ Snacks

Frosted Red Velvet Cakies

So I just realized that exactly 2 years, 3 days and several hours ago I published my first blog posts ever. Dating from a time in which I was very young, very inexperienced and very into Instagram filters, my two first posts were entitled “A Weekend of Baking: Snickerdoodles” and “Buttermilk Scones,” and featured terrible, low-quality, er, slightly less professional writing and photography. In light of my blogiversary, I thought that…

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Holidays/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Lemon Amaretti Meringue Tarts

It’s March 14th. 3/14. Which means it’s Pi Day. Which means we all get an excuse (as if we needed one) to make all the pies, tarts, quiches and galettes we can eat! I haven’t posted a pie recipe since those adorable mini peach tartlets back in September, so I thought I’d come back with a bang with these lemon amaretti meringue tarts from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. Amaretti cookies,…

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Chocolate/ Cookies/ Holidays

Rugelach, 3 Ways

Hello everyone! It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Every time I take a two-week blogging break I use the same excuses: school, crazy schedules, and more school. What can I say? Life is waay too busy right now and I am doing my very best to keep up. That being said, I’ve got a ton of things on deck for this post!…

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Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Apples

I now invite you to hear a tale of classic food blogger-ness, one in which an innocent Sunday morning breakfast was turned into a grand photography expedition. You see, I set out to make a quick, simple Dutch baby for my brother and me while our parents were out of town. I whisked together the ingredients, melted some butter, poured everything into a mini cast iron skillet and threw it…

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Cookies/ Holidays

Matcha White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I really love matcha. And you know what the funny thing is? I’ve only ever eaten it a small number of times, and in very small amounts. But I saw the recipe for these cookies on Food52 a few months back and for some odd reason it made me really want to love matcha. I don’t know if it was the pillowy little sugar-coated green treats that appeared in the photo above the…

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Breads/ Breakfast

Pecan Sticky Buns

Oh, sticky buns. There really is nothing like waking up on a cozy fall morning and settling down with a steaming cup of coffee and a hot pan of ooey gooey cinnamony pecany sticky buns. I’m drooling just thinking about it. The cast of characters for these buns (adapted from Smitten Kitchen) includes brown sugar, honey, eggs, milk, buttah, and toasted pecans. Honestly, what’s not to like (or love, for…

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