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Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

October 23, 2016 Cakes
pumpkin chocolate cake

It’s been a whole year since I last made pumpkin cake. This year’s cake is the bigger, more chocolaty, version of last year’s mini pumpkin cake. This cake is 2 layers pumpkin, 1 layer chocolate, with pumpkin flavored frosting in between the layers, and vanilla frosting on the outside. Initially I had planned to make it four […]

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Berry Cobbler

February 21, 2016 Dairy-Free
berry cobbler

Hello there! I’m currently on my neurology rotation and recently made the switch from inpatient neurology to outpatient. Inpatient neurology means patients are living in the hospital while the medical team takes care of them, and was a combination of stroke patients and various neurological diseases ranging from severe migraine to spinal cord disease. It’s […]

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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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Sausage and Potato Hash

April 5, 2015 Breakfast
sausage and potatoe hash

Imagine rolling out of bed to the smell of crispy eggs, sitting on a bed of chipotle draped potatoes, peppers, and sausage. Avocado toast awaits, with orange juice saying “drink me!” You pop your eyes open to see it was a dream. But a dream you can easily recreate with this recipe! You may be surprised […]

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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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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

October 13, 2014 Breakfast
pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes

These pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch table. Moist and sweet, with pumpkin flavor. Remember when I said Fall is when pumpkin and cinnamon take over my kitchen? These pancakes are one of the products of my Fall pumpkin obsession. They are chocolaty pumpkin goodness stacked mile high and […]

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Candied Yams

September 18, 2014 Asian Dishes
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These candied yams are coated with sweet hard candy on the outside for a crunchy bite into soft fluffy yams. An extra special treat! I try to stay away from deep frying. But occasionally  the desire for crunchy food overtakes and deep-frying goodness happens. This dish is the perfect dessert or side-dish to complete your […]

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Lychee Popsicles

September 2, 2014 Desserts
lychee popsicles

Hello there! I have to tell you about something exciting that sits in my room and is furry and four-legged. But first these refreshing popsicles with just ONE ingredient. These lychee popsicles are made with canned lychee, and are the simplest popsicles I’ve made yet. They also help me cool off these warm days in my […]

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