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parsnip-cardamom cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Parsnips are often overlooked when it comes to baking. I’ll admit I’ve walked straight past them in the produce section, their pale white exterior ignored for other, flashier vegetables. The bold-colored flesh and feathery tops of the parsnip’s neighbor is more familiar, and the root that one associates with muffins and quick bread. So it’s the carrot that is placed in my shopping cart, and then ends up…

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buttermilk cake with blood orange frosting + a book

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you follow along on my instagram account, you may have noticed I’ve been baking quite a bit since September (well, quite a bit more than usual, if that’s possible). The reason is that I have been recipe testing like a mad woman, working on my first book. I’m still pinching myself about the whole thing. I spent all middle school and junior high writing short stories, novellas,…

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a happy birthday, with gluten free chocolate cupcakes + vegan peanut butter frosting

Thursday, November 29, 2012

a happy birthday this evening, I sat by an open window and read till the light was gone and the book was no more than a part of the darkness. I could easily have switched on a lamp, but I wanted to ride the day down into night, to sit alone, and smooth the unreadable page with the pale gray ghost of my hand. -Ted Kooser [This poem…

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vegan chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter bourbon frosting. and chocolate coffee frosting.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I have a thing for vegan desserts. I’m not a vegan, but every January [A] and I partake in a vegan diet to cleanse our systems and add more fruits and vegetables into our bodies. When we first started doing this, way back in college, it was rather difficult to find good vegan food. It had just started to become mainstream, and we didn’t realize all our options.…