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Sour Cherry Lattice Pie Bars

June 1, 2012
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I’m just as guilty as any other avid baker/cook when it comes to an overabundance of kitchen supplies.  It has gotten to the point where I simply cannot cram any more pots/pans/mini appliances that I don’t really use/baking dishes into my cabinets.  Trust me, I have tried to re-stack or rearrange the whole lot in.. read more →

Coconut Key Lime Pound Cake

May 23, 2012
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Let’s discuss pound cake, shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with pound cake.  The love part?  Well, that should be fairly obvious.  I mean, it’s pound cake, and if successfully prepared, pound cake is not too hard to love. The hate part stems from the myriad of mishaps that inevitably occur when trying to.. read more →

Blueberry Lemon Tres Leches Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue Frosting

May 9, 2012
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This is why I will never be hired by tabloid news show TMZ:   Believe it or not, that is a photo of reigning pop queen Rihanna.  She was staying at my hotel during a recent trip to New York, and she was on her way out to what was likely a super-glamorous star-studded affair. .. read more →

Breakfast at Elvis’s: Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes

April 22, 2012
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During the IACP convention, which I attended in New York last month, there was an event called the Culinary Expo and Book Festival.  The book festival was an opportunity for authors with published books (like my roommate Camilla) to set up a table, promote their latest masterpieces, and hopefully sell a few copies in the.. read more →

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Gruyere Tart

April 5, 2012
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Hungry?  If not, you will be after reading this post. Last week, as part of my trip to New York for the IACP Conference, I had the opportunity to take a tour entitled “Greenwich Village and Beyond: Exploring Italian Food.” If there’s one thing that I know, it’s this:  When you have the chance to.. read more →