Vegan Chocolate Truffles

When I was visiting my aunt in Cincinnati earlier this month, she showed me how to make vegan truffles. I expected these to taste lackluster given that they are missing dairy. However, I found these to be even better than regular truffles I have had. I think that without the heavy cream, there is a…

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Summer Cookout Recipes

Summer may be my least favorite season. I enjoy many the summer activities, and especially summer food. In theory I would like summer, but I absolutely hate being hot. I don’t spend as much time outside during summer as many of my friends do because I can’t stop sweating. However, I was looking forward to…

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Lemon Blueberry Cake for a Summer Birthday Celebration

Yesterday was Chris’s birthday. If you are just reading my blog for the first time, Chris is my best friend of almost ten years. We met on the first day of freshman orientation at college in 2010, and we have been inseparable ever since. We celebrated Chris’s 27th birthday with some of our lovely friends.…

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Bova’s Bakery – North End Boston

After having a delicious Italian dinner in Boston’s historic North End, we absolutely could not finish the night without getting cannoli from an Italian bakery. This was my one other ‘must’ for this trip to Boston. We checked out Bova’s Bakery, just a short block away from Florentine Cafe where we dined to our heart’s…

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Rainbow Cake, a Narrative Story

My dear friend Anthony was celebrating his birthday over the weekend. He had requested I make him a rainbow cake for his party. I eagerly agreed, wanting to grant my friend his wish.  hen, I realized what an undertaking this would be with my baking experience and thought that this could potentially end in a…

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Raspberry Sweet Rolls

I was extra excited to come home for Christmas this year, because I got to be reunited with my dog, Sadie, after she was lost the day I had to return from Thanksgiving. Fortunately, she has recovered well and is still enjoying the pink bacon-scented ball I got her last month. I decided to try…

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The 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

I mentioned in my previous post that I gave myself a huge baking challenge for the holidays this year. I wanted to make 25 different batches of cookies for the holidays. What started out as a brainstorming session for cookie ideas turned into an over-ambitious goal for myself. I was only on batch number three…

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