The Year of the Cake

Let’s be blunt. This year was dreadful. This was one of the loneliest years of my life. There are so many things that I miss, but human connection is probably at the top of the list.   We have all had to find our own ways to cope with the challenges of this year. The one…

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Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

This is a piece I did for my food writing class, inspired by Pastry Chef Janine Sciarappa. Apple Cider Doughnut CakeWith a Few Tweaks, Apple Cider Doughnuts Become Cake  Move over pumpkin spice. Apple cider is here to claim its crown as the ultimate fall flavor. Apple Cider Doughnut Cake, inspired by the popular fall breakfast treat, brings the harvest…

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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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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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Birthday Dinner at Sfoglina

Today was my 27th birthday, and Chris took me to an amazing birthday dinner at Sfoglina in the Van Ness neighborhood. Since I moved to DC though in 2015, we have a tradition of going to a new restaurant every year for my birthday. Last year, it was our first time dining at Q by…

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Sunday Family Dinner

One of my favorite things to do with my friends is to eat. So, I was rather excited when Chris and Andrew planned an impromptu family dinner. They made this gorgeous pork butt recipe called bo ssam. I mean, it looked like a work of art with the shiny glaze and glistening crust.  When I…

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