Miscellaneous

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Vanilla-Rum Eggnog Marshmallows

Happy Eve of Christmas Eve, folks! How’s the holiday baking going? Are you buried in a pile of gingerbread men and cut-out cookies? If so, #jealous. TRUE or FALSE? There’s always room for one more Christmas treat. If you answered TRUE, you win! Yep, I’m squeezing one...

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Sweet Potato & Walnut Scuffins (Frankenpastries!!)

SCUFFINS!!! No, that’s not the name of the newest muppet, nor is it a distant relative of the cutest, funniest little birds on the planet. It’s a Scone + Muffin = SCUFFIN!!! I’ve spent the last three days parading around my office, offering my coworkers Scuffins, looking for any...

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Semolina Halva with Honeyed Apricots

I’m still over here pecking away at vacation photos, trying to pick my favorites, caught somewhere between my perfectionism, indecisiveness and non-stop schedule of work, weddings and more work. I know I said they would be up soon, and they will be, just not quite...

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Pistachio & Chocolate Profiteroles

Guys. Gals. Peeps. Homies. Invisible internet friends. I'm super proud of how these turned out. Really, really proud. And excited. Like, this was the most fun I've had in the kitchen in a long time, excited. Choux pastry, choux dough, pâte à choux (which has far too many wing...

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Sometimes the best desserts are ugly.

Sometimes the best desserts are ugly. Sometimes they stick to the pan and have to be wedged out with a butter knife. And then sit lop-sided on a plate, while one half crumbles into little  pieces. Sometimes those best desserts are made in your kitchen by a tall,...

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Damn Good Tiramisu

I don't have much to say today. Which is not a promising way to start off a blog post, I know. But I'm completely exhausted. After an almost 12 hour day at work, then a 6 mile run, my brain is running on low. The thought...