Baking 101 Cakes

Baking 101: How To Frost A Cake

Baking 101:  a series circling around the basics of baking ingredients and kitchen techniques designed to sprinkle a confidence into our culinary lives.  Today: a step-by-step guide to frosting a three layer cake at home like a champion.  Nothing too…

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Beyond the Kitchen

This is 35.

I’m trying to think back to my 18th birthday.  Was there a pinata?  I hope so. I’ve never been one to have my life planned out year by year. There was never the plan that I’d finish college (at all,…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Thirty Two

You know what’s weird?  Getting older.  I think it must be weird for everyone. I’m celebrating a birthday this weekend.  The big 32.  That just sounds strange.  I was just getting used to 30, but I feel like I’m 26….

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Cakes Chocolate Recipes Vegan

Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake

The Sunday Panics. Do you get the Sunday Panics?  Let me describe the symptoms and you can tell me whether or not I’m a strangebird, or if you relate.  The Sunday Panics are most often characterized by:  afternoon over-caffeination, tremendous amounts…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,

  Dear Thirty Nine Year Old Joy,      It’s 2010.  Today we’re Twenty Nine Year Old Joy.  It’s exciting.  My Facebook page is exploding with birthday wishes.  Cool but mostly gross.  I’m making a birthday cake.  That’s what that…

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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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