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June 2008

Fruit Recipes

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

I love comfort.  Ok.. I know that’s a stupid thing to say.  Who doesn’t like comfort?  That’s like saying that kittens are cute.  Not so controversial right? Well, this Banana Pudding Ice Cream is an exploration in comfort.  I absolutely…

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Chocolate Cookies Recipes

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

I have birds. Living in Los Angeles is like living in a jungle.  Instead of dense tropical trees and dangerous pumas, Los Angeles has obnoxious cars and… actors.  There is very little visible animal life besides dogs on leashes, squirrels…

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Cupcakes Recipes

Bright Red Velvet Cupcakes

I’m in the mood to reminisce.  This past weekend my Aunt Judy celebrated her 60th birthday.  I helped her celebrate her nostalgia-themed party with these Bright Red Velvet Cupcakes.  Before we get to the cake, let’s jump back some 20something…

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Cakes Recipes Snacks Vanilla

Homemade Twinkies

This endeavour was in no way glamorous.  If nothing else, these Homemade Twinkies highlighted my ability to make something from nothing.  I knew I wanted to make Twinkies, which if you aren’t familiar with, are white cake like treats with…

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Six Rules to Bake By

Preheat. Why? Because it says so! If a recipe asks you to preheat the oven to a certain temperature. Well… you should. What the recipe is trying to tell you is that your cupcakes, or loaf of zucchini bread, or…

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Recipes Savory

On Empanadas and Pinatas

Here is my question to you?  When exactly are you supposed to find time to take good pictures when you’re hosting a party of 35 in a one bedroom apartment?  I think the answer to that question is simple.  Take…

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Beyond the Kitchen Bread Holiday

For My Dad

It seems that the further I get into adulthood the more I understand my parents.  I also seem to be turning into my parents, which is three things: frightening, seemingly inevitable, and a topic for another time. Since we are…

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