Tag Archives: Cooking

Apples to Peaches to Everything in Between

Hello hello! I’m back from a lovely and quite short 3 month vacation. While I vowed that I would blog during my time off from school, other priorities came in the way.  It’s not that I don’t love blogging and baking, I took some time away to rest and breathe. Continue reading Apples to Peaches to Everything in Between

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is the most delicious frosting, tart, sweet, and wonderful frosting that was ever invented on this planet.  It’s my favorite, and it’s so versatile and it goes well with ANYTHING.  I used to only make cream cheese frosting, until some friends of mine grew sick and tired of it.  But me?  Please, I will never get sick and tired of cream cheese frosting. Continue reading Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies!

Crinkle cookies are delicious, cake-like cookies coated in a layer of powdered sugar.  Normally, you’d find recipes online for these cookies that use cake mix.  And I am an advocate of making everything from scratch!  This recipe is super easy and makes about 3 dozen cookies per batch!  Enough to feed a small crowd of 1! (Just kidding)  I love eating these fresh out of the oven when they’re warm and goey and the combination of powdered sugar to cookie just melts in your mouth.  Or, you can save them and dip them with a tall glass of milk as a perfect treat to end the day.  However you eat these cookies, they will, no doubt, satisfy whatever sweet craving you have.  These cookies are favorites to whoever I feed them to, and I’m sure they’ll turn into your favorites as well! Continue reading Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies!

RE:Framed: My (Baking) Comrades

Ever since I found out about the sweet world of baking, it’s like a night light shined in my life.  I found that the most frustrating thing about life itself is that I have practically no control over anything.  But with baking,  am finally in control of what goes in and out and I can dictate exactly what I want to happen.  I feel at ease when I bake, and more importantly, I feel myself and calm.

“They are more to me than life, these voices, they are more than motherliness and more than fear; they are the strongest, most comforting thing there is anywhere: they are the voices of my comrades.” -Paul Baumer, All Quiet on the Western Front Continue reading RE:Framed: My (Baking) Comrades

Double C, Cookie Cake!

This post isn’t really a recipe, but just an idea I wanted to share with you all.

Are you ever in the need of something to bring to a party, or potluck, but you don’t have time?  Does that something need to be quick and delicious, and something everyone will love?

The cookie cake is your answer, my friend.  It’s literally a giant cookie paired with some sweet frosting to satisfy those sugar addicts out there (you know who you are).  And it’s even quicker and more impressive looking than a regular batch of cookies.  All you need is a lined cake pan, some cookie dough, and some frosting and you’re ready to go! Continue reading Double C, Cookie Cake!

The Easiest Chocolate Cupcakes EVER

This is literally the easiest cake recipe/baking recipe you shall ever find on the planet.  It yields wonderful, moist, perfectly sized chocolate cupcakes every time.  I can whip this up in about 20 minutes or less, cleanup time included.  All you need is one bowl, and one whisk, no fancy equipment, to make these delicious sweets.  What I love is that they’re not to sweet, and they still have the deep flavor of chocolate in them, which is truly the mark of a chocolate cupcake.  And best of all, they’re MOIST.  (My biggest pet peeve is a dry, cornbread-esque cupcake) Continue reading The Easiest Chocolate Cupcakes EVER

RE:Framed: The ‘Secret’ Recipe

“When I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there is, in something of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!”  – Charles Dickens, A Tale of 2 Cities Continue reading RE:Framed: The ‘Secret’ Recipe

My Baking Story

Truth is, I haven’t been baking for a long time, only a little more than a year.  But, for me, it’s been quite a long journey since then.

Actually, to be accurate, I’ve been baking since I was about 8 years old.   Continue reading My Baking Story

RE:Framed: Everything Happens for a Reason

Today, I happened to be re-enforced that everything is not always as it seems, especially in literature.  Just once glance and one read over of a text barely gives you the breadth of what you are reading.  It takes not 1, not 2, but multiple read overs, and much analyzing to even capture the true meaning of a small sentence in a giant paragraph.  Have you ever read a book multiple times, and you’re still finding new things you haven’t discovered before every time you read the book? (That happens to me a lot, quite frankly) Continue reading RE:Framed: Everything Happens for a Reason