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Yes I Can! (Kind of)

This was my very first canning experience, so I felt inclined to document it. Mostly because I successfully did not blow up anything. Every year, my boyfriend’s family makes Ajvar (or according to about 20+ cans I mislabeled, Avjar :-/). It’s a delicious red pepper and eggplant spread that goes very well with bread and feta. …

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Fun with Piping: Rosette Cake

I just got a new set of piping tips, so the world has been my sugary, swirly, oyster lately. If you know me well enough, you’ll know when I make a cake it is made with love, but mostly anger and curse words. As much as I love baking, there always seems to be a few …

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What Dreams are Made of: Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are like that childhood best friend that moved away too soon, leaving a twinge of sadness and a stack of Pokemon cards un-traded. We don’t see that friend as much now as adults, but when we do, we reminisce in all of the delightful memories we shared together. The memories I have are of waking up on …

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A Cream Filled Easter

So this happened… Cream Puffs with Chantilly Cream Ingredients Pate a Choux (Dough) 2 C water 1 C unsalted butter 1 tsp salt 2 C flour, sifted 7-8 eggs Chantilly Cream 1 C heavy cream 1 Tbsp sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract Directions Pate a Choux Preheat oven to 400 degrees Put water, butter and …

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Mini Vanilla Bean Doughnuts

A while back (when I was too broke to afford real presents for people) I gave friends and family coupons for baked items of their choice as gifts. Well, my sister came across one (In my mind she scoured for days to find it…I need to tell myself this). She cashed it for Mini Vanilla …

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Cookie Tins Never Lie

This is long over due, but ironically, over the holiday season I spent so much time baking I left no time to blog! I do love the holidays. Eating and baking, and baking and eating…and eating. Every year I enjoy (and stress over) arranging cookie boxes as gifts for friends and family. This year I decided to …

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Jeni’s Ice Cream

Sometimes I just like to share delicious wonders that I wish were my own. Jeni’s Ice Cream is a magical place. I love their use of unique flavors and adorable flare. I mean for goodness sake look how cute this handwritten chalkboard even is (below). Every detail from the ice cream to the atmosphere is …

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