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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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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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Frappuccino Cupcakes

February 4, 2015 Cakes
creamy frappuccino cupcakes

Say HELLO to your favorite breakfast drink in cake form. These creamy frappucino cupcakes with cinnamon sugar dusting will have you craving cupcakes for breakfast. The cupcake stump has the taste of a hot brewed cup of coffee, and the super creamy cinnamon sugar and espresso dusted frosting is out-of-this-world creamy. I took one bite and […]

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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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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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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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Caramel Blondies

September 5, 2014 Cookies
caramel blondies

Hello! My family went to Canada for a week last week on vacation. We visited Banff and Jasper National Parks and both where astoundingly beautiful (pictures to come!). However after one week of traveling I missed home cooking, my oven, and DESSERT. Also the amazing California sunshine. These caramel blondies are the first thing I […]

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