Quarantine Cooking – Babka Bread Pudding

I haven’t written in nearly a week. I got held up in some school work. I am still trying my best to preoccupy myself during the COVID-19 lockdown. I have lost track of how much TV I have watched and how many naps I have taken. On a more productive note, I have been reading…

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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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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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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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Family Dinner (Vegan Style)

Sunday family dinner with Chris and Andrew has become one of my favorite food traditions. I need to savor ever dinner I can before I move to Boston, though I hope we can carry on the tradition over Facetime now and again. This past Sunday, Andrew was out of town for work…funnily enough in Boston.…

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St. Patty’s Day Treats

I am excited to share two Irish themed desserts I made for St. Patrick’s Day. The first dessert was chocolate cupcakes with Baileys frosting. I know people always make Baileys dessert for St. Patty’s Day, but I really wanted to try it myself. Baileys make such a rich and creamy frosting and pairs great with…

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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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