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What’s not to love about a mug dessert? They are (or at least can be) delicious, kind of feel like actual cooking, and require very minimal cleanup. Plus, they’re perfect for those nights when you are just not having this weather (we feel for you, Bostonians). Here are five recipes we’re kind of in love with. Warning: they are almost too easy to make. Be sure you have backup ingredients for round #2. “The One” Chocolate Cake The best ... Read More
For my first poetry show ever, one of my best friends offered to bake a super simple shortbread cookie for the audience. I was so nervous, but it was the perfect thing to add a calming and almost familial atmosphere. I endlessly appreciate this gesture because, since then, I have made ALL THE COOKIES! This recipe combines two of my favorite things, tea and baking. I hear time and time again that baking is a very exact science and that straying from the ... Read More
Unicorns, rainbows and cookies, oh my! But seriously, GET IN MY BELLY. I do not care how much food dye you require— you are perfect. Yes, I do talk to all of my cookies… Maybe I spent too much time discussing My Little Pony with my little campers, but I am convinced that “friendship is magic” and anything rainbow and unicorn-themed should be praised. YouTuber Rosanna Pansino could be a Disney Princess. Seriously, watch her ‘Nerdy ... Read More
(An actual photo of me after this weekend, wonky eyes included.) We need to talk about Sally’s Baking Addiction. If you haven’t heard about her fabulous food blog, all you need to know is that it’s a treasure trove of recipes that will make your life a little better. Why? Because Sally McKenney is a genius, and everything, and I DO mean everything is delicious, and as far as I’ve tried, all the recipes leave nothing to be desired. As a ... Read More
It’s Friday. Clearly, I'm very focused on my work, and am not at all daydreaming about the upcoming weekend and the gorgeous fall weather that has shown its face the past week. To me, Autumn means warm sweaters and comfort food; I’m already planning my menu for the next week; so many soups & stews to be had! But it’s dessert that gets me the most excited. Without air conditioning (help me, I’m poor), it was very difficult to find ... Read More
If you’re still craving some sugar after all those Christmas cookies, we’ve found the perfect wintry recipe for any sweet tooth: eggnog pumpkin pie! Just when it couldn’t get more holiday-y. Being one of the biggest dessert-lovers that I know, I’ve dealt with my fair share of baking blogs. Sugar Plum is one of the best that I’ve found, as it provides a great variety of recipes but boasts a whopping 197 posts under the ... Read More
Remember that Special K commercial which featured a woman who allegedly needed a chocolate fix and, with hardly any thought, reached for a perfectly-portioned bowl of Special K's Chocolatey Delight? Yeah, I’m not buying it. Maybe it’s just me, but when I’m craving chocolate, the waxy brown stuff that appears in every few bites of that cereal isn’t quite enough to satiate my cravings. When the need for chocolate arises, ditch your usual ... Read More
I remember begging my mom for an Easy Bake Oven. Well, actually, I begged her for the Creepy Crawlers playset and an Easy Bake Oven, but she said I could have only one. Since I was too young to explicate a formal critique of gender dichotomies in children's toy advertising, and brownies seemed way more useful to me than bugs, I went for the Easy Bake. Only one photo exists of me using my new toy--in it, I’m frowning at the little white oven, waiting for a ... Read More
Last Saturday, I attended Hot Bread Kitchen's Women Bake Bread, an all-day artisan bread workshop led by NYC's premier women head bakers. Hot Bread Kitchen is a non-profit organization that helps low-income and immigrant women learn the necessary skills to launch food businesses and find positions in food manufacturing. About 50 aspiring bakers and bread lovers attended this fantastic event, which was packed with hands-on workshops, demos, and tastings.During the ... Read More
  4th Annual Brooklyn Pie Contest on January 23rd! Presented by Brooklyn Homesteader at The Bedford. The funds raised at this event will benefit, Growing Chefs, a field to fork educational program.   For the pie contest, the rules are as follows: 1. You must make the pie crust yourself, FROM SCRATCH! 2. Pizza pies do not count. We love them, but it's not the same thing at all...Sorry! No pizza. 3. The first 50 pies in attendance will be judged. All pies ... Read More
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