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Vanilla Pastry Cream

I don’t know when or how I got into my head that I wanted to make pastry cream, but I did. Probably because it’s summer, and a fruit tart sounds so nice this time of year. Of course, I didn’t actually have the patience to bake a tart crust, but that’s neither here nor there. There’s […]

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Green Velvet Whoopie Pies

A coworker of mine had been hounding me lately to make whoopie pies, so I promised I’d do some for St. Patrick’s Day. (It was either that or macarons, and those are still too recent a memory for me to tackle them again. Shamrocks would look cute, but be a pita for sure. I guess […]

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Orange Buttercream Frosting

Normally I don’t condone cheating, but when it’s 95ºF outside for a week, who in her right mind is turning on an oven? Not me, that’s for sure. And why would I take the time to make perfectly good cookies if someone else is willing to do it for me? Ok, so it’s not really […]

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Chapeaux and Champagne Brunch

Hello, Everyone! I know I’ve been gone quite a while, but I have a great excuse… I was traveling Europe! The good news is, although I’m sure you’ve been missing my wacky antics, I have stocked up on some fab ideas for new desserts. (Prepare your bellies!) When I got home, I had a mystery […]

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Whipped Cream Filling

A friend of mine made me cream puffs for my birthday this year which, coincidentally, has a lot to do with why I haven’t posted in a while. (Not because of the cream puffs necessarily, but from the general celebrating of many birthdays and going on vacation and mourning the loss of my youth and […]

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French Macaron Day!

**UPDATE** You should also check out my pumpkin macarons! My friend Ashleigh and I have been talking about making French Macarons for a while, and this past Monday it was finally French Macaron Day! (*Note – not an actual holiday outside of her apartment.) Armed with a recipe from Martha Stewart, a custom French Macaron Pandora […]

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Sephardic Spanikopita

I have an awesome neighbor named Millie; she’s practically my grandmother but she’s also a friend; and a real yenta (she’ll tell you herself!). Everyone should have a Millie in her life; she’s taught me how to crochet, taken me to the fashion district in L.A., and gave me this recipe in case I ever […]

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