Easy Chocolate Crinkles

November 29, 2011

Yup. Easy.

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Vanilla Chocolate Kisses

November 28, 2011

They may be small, but that just means you can eat more of them…right??

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When it comes to cookies, I usually think the simpler, the better. But when you come home from Europe and your Dad has done a Costco run for you and there is a giant box of Oreos on your counter….you find something to do with them.

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Homemade Oreos

July 26, 2011

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My 21st Birthday Cake!

July 22, 2011

The days of getting kicked out of restaurants past 10PM is long gone my friends, I am officially 21 years old! :)

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My home boy Wayne (Whazzup Wayne?!) from work at 24 had his birthday today! :)  and for his birthday he requested lemon something. Thursday I went to both Whole Foods and Safeway and they had yucky lemons! :( So those will come another day and I found a rich and delicious replacement as far away from lemon as you can get! Prepare yourselves, ladies and  gents..these cupcakes will blow your brains!

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I cannot believe I haven’t blogged this one yet. This is my favorite classic chocolate cake, no surprises or gimmicks, no pistachio or raspberry puree, but a wonderful cake paired with a classic creamy frosting that will melt your heart. Perfect for a rainy afternoon (yes, Portland weather is terrible) or any day you’re craving a little comfort food. This is usually the cake that I make for myself during finals.. :)

The cake does not require any softened butter, sour cream, buttermilk, or anything else fancy. It only includes ingredients that you should have in your cupboards at all times. Also, the cake calls for milk and oil, eliminating any softened butter. No softened butter? Shut the front door!

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Okay, if you don’t own the Martha Stewart Cookie Book yet (or the e-book, go me!) you need to get it! I can’t even begin to tell you how many delicious cookie recipes there are, aaand they are organized by texture! Yesss..Amazing.

The first cookies I made from the book were these delicious Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies. And you all know I have a favorite recipe already…but these are seriously too freaking good. They have lower amounts of sugar and butter which gives them a fluffy cakey texture. It makes them feel lighter than a typical chocolate chip cookie. Warning, they feel so light that you feel like you can eat ten instead of five!

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A Classic: Marble Cake

April 13, 2011

What is better than chocolate cake and vanilla cake in the same bite? Nothing. A childhood classic that is so moist it needs no frosting. Mhm, no frosting. It’s the perfect choice for brunch, an afternoon snack, or anytime you planning on having a cup of coffee or milk.

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Cake Pops!

April 4, 2011

Omg….What took me so long?? These are so cute! I have heard a lot about these little bebes, browsed through Bakerella’s book Cake Pops at Powell’s, and recently have seen them pop up in coffee shops…PS, Starbucks did not invent these, they’re not that cool, okay? So anyway, it happens to be my sister Natasha’s 28th birthday, and it just so happens that she has recently become infatuated with cake pops at her local coffee shop. She even brought me one and said “I know yours would be better so I need you to make them.” So here I am…about to dive into the world of cake on a stick..

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Olivia’s Owls

March 6, 2011



My cute little niece Olivia turned six! I knew I’d have to make some kick-butt cupcakes for her birthday party so I turned to my girlfriend Martha Stewart for some ideas….. I found these cute little owls (I know, owls aren’t typically considered cute) and decided I’d tweak some things and make them my own. Olivia is not your standard six year old, she loves birds, has bug catching kits, and knows WAY too many latin plant names..so when I saw the owls I knew she’d like them :)

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All of my favorite candies have two things in common….chocolate….and caramel…Twix, Milky Way, Snickers, Milka Crunchy Caramel, that one thing from Milwaukie Candyland, etc… So I decided to put these two into a cupcake! :) I have made caramel buttercream before but it was only semi-homemade. I will include options for either, but I assure you, caramel is not hard to make :) It just takes a careful eye.

I am always in the mood to bake. The thought of putting on my cupcake apron, blasting some music, and covering myself in flour is just too tempting! But the urge to bake gets even more prevalent when there is something else I should be doing, like homework, or cleaning, or exercising. Oops. Oh well! I guess baking is my form of procrastination. :) I should have been doing my German project but instead I decided to make some cupcakes!

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Perfect Profiteroles

February 18, 2011

What are profiteroles??? Funny you ask… :)


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Mmm. America’s favorite cookie. And with all the popularity that the chocolate chip cookie has, it’s still hard to find one with the right balance of crispy/chewy that I’m looking for. I also am one of the few people that enjoys a cookie that is not entirely full of chocolate chips.. (I know, I know..weird) But if I wanted all that chocolate I’d made fudge. Right?

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Hello Lover…

February 3, 2011

So I’m sure you all realize that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I used to spend Valentine’s Day with my bf Katty and make treats for her…but she moved to Hawaii and I’m thankful to spend Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend this year, and he deserves something sweet! :) So make these for someone you love, whether it be your Mom, Husband, Sister, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, or Granny :)

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