The Thanksgiving Menu of My Dreams

Last year, I made the tough decision to skip Thanksgiving with my family. I did not feel comfortable traveling, and I did not want to risk my family’s health. While I truly missed being with my family, I took the opportunity to cook my first ever Thanksgiving meal by myself. Cooking for only 4 people,…

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The Best Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread pudding has a bit of a bad rep. Maybe it is the concept of making a dessert by baking leftover bread in a pool of custard that leaves some unimpressed. I, however, adore it. Bread pudding is the perfect combination of cake and custard, two of my favorite things. I do not know if…

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New Year’s Eve Party

Happy second day of the year! I have had a very busy few days full of deliciousness, so I am just having time to sit down to write. I have loved being back in DC to visit with my friends, but I am now ready to go home and get back to work. I have…

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My Epic Thanksgiving Fail

Do I ever have a story to tell? I won’t lie. I am totally embarrassed about what happened, but I don’t take myself so seriously that I can’t laugh at my own silly mistakes. I get really hard on myself when I make little mistakes or when something I make isn’t perfect (even though I…

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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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The 12 Days of Biscotti

I took on a HUGE baking challenge for this holiday season. Just part of that was making 12 different types of biscotti. This post is all about how I turned my apartment into a mini biscotti factory. If you have never had them before, biscotti are these hard, Italian cookies eaten with coffee. The name…

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