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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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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I’m all about pumpkin lately, as you’ll see in my upcoming posts, and why not? ‘Tis the season! I’ve been snapping up recipes even faster than I’ve been snatching cans of pumpkin from the food store. I’ve made pumpkin soup, put pumpkin in my breakfast smoothie, some in my tomato sauce, and, of course, in […]

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Dulce de Leche – how to

I’ve made dulce de leche before, but not like this. You might argue this is the only way to do it, and you’re probably right. There’s nothing else that can bring you such a rewarding feeling as boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk for 4 hours and it not exploding. I even left the […]

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Cinnamon Roll Sunday

The NY Giants’ regular season opener was on a Sunday morning, out here in LA at least, and it was the perfect excuse for me to try making cinnamon rolls. As you may remember I was originally intimidated by this recipe, and also didn’t want to take the necessary time needed out of my day […]

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