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The great turkey experiment of 2013

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m a dreamer in theory and a traditionalist in practice. I spend the first weeks of November imagining all kinds of possibilities, and this year at least, filing them on Pinterest. But when it comes down to the day-of, I stick to what I know which is what we all […]

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Made doughnuts. Ate doughnuts. Feeling appropriately smug.

I’ve felt a need to make doughnuts for the last month. I guess chodesh Kislev will do that to ya. Kept it simple though… after spending too much time drooling on Pinterest, I googled ‘simple doughnut recipe’ and found this: Applesauce Doughnuts. They were actually super easy to make. The lesson learned was not to have […]

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The time I hacked together chocolate crinkle caramel cream cookies.

This post is clearly brought to you by the letter C. Here’s what I was trying to make: Right?! ‘Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies‘ WhatEVER fancy cookie bakers. Here’s what actually happened. I got swept away in the need to make these cookies right now. The problem with that is you tend to lack 1. ingredients and 2. […]

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And then I blew my kitchen’s mind: Chocolately chocolate cake with ICING!

Felt it was important to update the universe on the following big baking news from my kitchen; even if baking comes easy to you, when I bake I’m like a kid in a finger paint factory crossed with a panicked dog when its owner leaves the house (does that even make sense?). Point is, I took it up […]

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How to make homemade chai latte (‘winter’s coming’ edition)

So after yesterday’s mixed berry chocolate chip cookie goodness, today I decided we needed to kick off winter with a new hot drink. (The sky agreed because it’s dark and grey and I’m pretty sure we heard thunder.) In the past we did a ghetto chai latte with a chai tea bag and some warm […]