I love fall. The weather is perfect – crisp mornings lead to warm afternoons and chilly nights. You have the chance to wear the cutest clothes of the season. Who doesn’t love layering tights, knee high socks, circle skirts, scarves, and sweaters? And can we talk about fall food? You never get the chance to eat cranberries, candied nuts, or pumpkin any other time of the year! Continue reading Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes
The only thing that could possibly improve the macaron is with chocolate. Ever since my last post about macarons, I’ve improved my technique a bit, and I’m proud to say I can successfully make them almost every time. Now the only thing left for me to do in the macaron world besides mastering the cookie, of course, is to make every flavor known to man. I decided to start with something simple, the chocolate macaron. Continue reading Chocolate Macarons
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
The Power of Three. Not one, but Three. I’ve been obsessing over this concept recently ever since I came across it in The Count of Monte Cristo. This book, which essentially is Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge meets Gossip Girl is, although long, full of twists and turns and metaphors, and in short, it’s just great. Now, not to give away any spoilers, the main character of The Count of Monte Cristo splits himself into 3 main characters in which he uses to enact his revenge on his enemies. Other instances in the novel occur in threes as well – which led me to question the significance of this crazy number. Continue reading RE:Framed: Photography and the power of the Rule of Thirds
Red Velvet was the first flavor of cake that I fell in love with. It’s unique chocolate-y, slightly tart flavor and vivid red color makes it unique against all other cakes. For those of you who aren’t familiar with red velvet, let me break it down for you. It’s a vanilla base cake, with just a touch of coco and tastes delightfully tangy and sweet. It’s dense and moist crumb yields an incredible velvet texture. Red velvet isn’t just vanilla, or isn’t just chocolate; it’s a wonderful combination of both. Continue reading Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes
It took me forever to perfect this pancake recipe. I’ve been searching for a clean pancake recipe everywhere. The recipes were definitely out the box and ridiculous, and some of them didn’t even turn out to be pancakes at all. I’ve tried Blogilates’ 2 Ingredient Pancake Recipe, I’ve tried One Ingredient Chef’s Pancakes. But, none of them cut it for me. I wanted a clean pancakes, without any of the flour and such, and no banana.
Nothing makes me more excited about the Spring than vibrant fresh fruits, like strawberries and mangos. I was inspired to bake this cake after my friend, Yasir, requested it from my innovation project, Krimi Sweets. This cake is super easy and fast to assemble. The cake base isn’t tricky itself, and the frosting isn’t temperamental either.
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!