every day is an opportunity to learn new things, and we are constantly faced with challenging situations that do not always work out the best. in the past week, i have learned many lessons… some easy, some hard… some that will have a big impact on my life, some that [...]
as you read last week, i love coffee, and am celebrating my birthday… so i took the opportunity to combine these two things– and i am glad i did! i spotted this recipe last year and for some reason never made it. i will not be making that mistake again.
when i first read the “tandy takes” name on the recipe sent to me by my friend suvarna, i thought it was avoiding a copyright issue and frankly i thought it sounded like a little kid was trying to say kandy kakes (the tastykake treat). Well, it turns out in [...]
good friends + good food + good weather + good games = recipe for a great day!
-whew- having company over is a lot of work, especially if you are one of those do-it-all-yourself type people! yes, that means i am one of them. friday i made two cold pasta [...]
initially i was going to make these as creamsicle cupcakes, but since some of my health problems were acting up i would be delivering these cupcakes on monday rather than sunday (which is when i was baking) i figured buttercream icing would be better than fresh whipped cream icing, so [...]
just in time for mardi gras–fat tuesday– something decadent enough to be celebrated! if you catch this early enough, you may have time to make them after work since they do not require any fancy ingredients (if you don’t have cream, there are work-arounds with other recipes). i knew i [...]
so, i will be one of the first to admit that valentine’s day is a bogus holiday. no… this isn’t just because i am single; ever since i learned the origin of the holiday and the story of saint valentine i couldn’t help but think the holiday just wasn’t right. [...]
as i began my baking process this morning i realized something– if i were to end up settling down with a guy who is allergic to peanut butter, we are going to need separate kitchens. i just don’t think i could get by without eating nor baking with it. this [...]
after the marathon baking session tuesday, i decided to keep it to just a few things on wednesday to avoid falling asleep in a bowl of batter– sugar cookies and some more cupcakes. the vanilla cupcakes (the amazing perfect party cake from the amazing dorie greenspan)were such a hit that [...]
as i have mentioned before, i have a full-time office job and baking is what i do on the side to relax, spread some joy, and perhaps earn a little extra money. usually the balance is very heavily weighted towards my day job and baking is relegated to two or three days [...]
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