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Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes

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

Green Cream Smoothie Bowl

There’s 2 different sides of me.

There’s the healthy, fitness nerd, #EATCLEAN, “cardio + strength every other day,” side of me.

And there’s the: CHIPS? ICE CREAM? “I’m going to eat another slice and you can’t stop me.”

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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

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives me lemons, I make Lemon-Blueberry Chiffon Cake.

It’s the summer now.  The weather’s getting warmer, the clothes are getting shorter, and the fruits are getting sweeter.  One of my favorite things to eat, in the world, are summer fruits.  Mangoes, lemons, pineapples, the list is endless.  The best thing is coming from a hot day, and engulfing a large bowl of fresh, cold fruit.

Lemons and blueberries are one of my favorite combinations on the entire planet.  The tart, sour taste of the lemon is brightened and complimented with the sweetness of the blueberry.  And, the yellow and blue color of both fruits is such a cheerful and happy combination.  I mean, how can you not be in a lively mood with blue and yellow?

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Chocolate Macarons

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

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

RE:Framed: Photography and the power of the Rule of Thirds

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

Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

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

A look on how I usually spend my weekends…

All the macarons that needed filling
All the macarons that needed filling
All the cupcakes that needed frosting!
All the cupcakes that needed frosting!
Sinful Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (say that 5 times fast)
Sinful Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (say that 5 times fast)
Pretty in P ink Vanilla Cupcakes
Pretty in Pink Vanilla Cupcakes
Wonderful red velvet cupcakes
Wonderful red velvet cupcakes
Springtime macarons with sanding sugar to decorate
Springtime macarons with sanding sugar to decorate