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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

July 16, 2016 Cake Decorating
double chocolate cupcake

From the long hiatus since my last post, I have been on my surgery rotations, during which I almost exclusively ate food of the Trader Joe’s frozen food section. I think I might try them all before the end of residency, though I suppose that depends on how quickly Trader Joe’s changes their frozen food selections. Although […]

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Chocolate Snickerdoodles

August 3, 2015 cholesterol free
chocolate snickerdoodles

As the Spork and I travel on the East coast, we are staying at an Airbnb where the homeowners have two dogs. It took a lot of convincing on my part, and grumbling from him (he’s not really into dogs, especially the poop and slobber), but I convinced him this is the best place to stay and […]

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Macadamia Walnut Cookies

June 22, 2015 cholesterol free
macadamia walnut cookie

In many ways, I feel my dad is one of my best friends. After my family moved to the United States, I had some serious issues speaking English (didn’t speak any at first). Because I couldn’t communicate with my classmates in elementary school, it was really hard to play with them even though I wanted […]

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Nutty Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

May 25, 2015 cholesterol free
nutty sea salt chocolate chunk cookie

These cookies are sweet and salty in each bite, with chocolate chunks  drizzled with sea salt. A pecan and walnut blend gives bursts of crunch as you eat. It’s a classic chocolate chip cookie, dressed up with sea salt and nuts, with a soft chewy interior. These cookies started when I saw a photo of chocolate […]

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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

March 24, 2015 Breakfast
cinnamon swirl bundt cake

I have finally made it out of the dungeons of  my pre-clinical year med school finals, and it feels really good to be done with class forever. When the last final finished, my classmates celebrated at the fourth floor of the building we had classes in every day for the last 1.5 years and let out […]

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Oatmeal Macadamia Cookies

March 13, 2015 cholesterol free
oatmeal macadamia cookie

My dad’s birthday was last week! So I made him oatmeal macadamia cookies to celebrate. Because of my finals schedule this year, I could not fly home for his birthday so mailed these cookies home. Since his favorite cookie is oatmeal and his favorite nut is macadamia nuts, I combined the two in an oatmeal macadamia […]

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Winter Wonderland Ombre Cake

December 16, 2014 Cakes
winter wonderland ombre cake

This winter wonderland ombre cake is a vanilla cake frosted with peppermint frosting, filled with a surprise chocolate ganache inside each layer. Ombre frosting, snowflakes, and snowmen complete the winter wonderland look. This week is the Spork’s father’s birthday. Since his father’s birthday, his birthday, and my birthday are all in December (within a 10 day […]

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Peppermint Red Velvet Cake

December 10, 2014 cholesterol free
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This moist red velvet cake is covered with a peppermint frosting, adorned with snowmen and glittering trees in a winter playground. I love all things Christmas related, and Christmas cakes are my favorite kind of cake to make. Every winter I eagerly await when my local Paris Baguette bakery puts out their Christmas cake display. […]

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Mint Chocolate Cake

December 8, 2014 Cakes
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A rich velvety chocolate cake coated in minty fresh frosting, drizzled with chocolate ganache, topped with mint filled Ghirardelli chocolate. When I turned 24,  the Spork (read: boyfriend) surprised me with this lovely cake. I was meeting him for lunch after taking some finals, and was kind of surprised he offered to cook lunch since it was […]

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Maple Walnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache

November 11, 2014 Cakes
Maple Walnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This maple walnut cake with chocolate ganache is a vanilla cake is wrapped in maple frosting and filled with chocolate ganache. Dotted with maple candied walnuts, this cake is ready to bring maple to your kitchen in cake form. Cake is one of my favorite things to make. I love the process of dreaming up what the […]

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