Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hi everyone! To anyone still following this blog, I really appreciate your patience and dedication. :)

Please check out the new blog I created with my friend/roommate: Muggle Food! It chronicles our cooking adventures in our new home, an actual castle! Harry Potter fans will love it, but so will any foodie! Especially those on a budget or with limited equipment/resources, like us college students.

I will be posting all of my new recipes on Muggle Food from now on, although I may return to this blog next year or when we stop posting on the other one.

Thanks and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Amaretto Cherry Brownie Ice Cream Cupcakes (with Salted Caramel!)

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream.

Roasted cherries.

Dark chocolate brownie.

Salted Caramel.

If any of those made you drool, make these cupcakes.
If they didn't, make the cupcakes anyway. You will drool.
You might also enter an ecstatic trance, moan in pleasure, and/or cry tears of joy.  You've been warned.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Bit of Better Batter -- with Browned Butter!

My world has been changed.

Two words:
Browned. Butter.

If you've ever smelled it cooking, or eaten anything made with this stuff, you know that it truly makes everything better.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene and Aftermath Cookies

Perfectly timed with a certain turbulent weather event, I have just entered a rather tumultuous time in my life. Although I usually avoid discussing my life with the blogging community because I would prefer not to be judged by my age, I must admit: I just entered college. Two days ago, in fact. It was supposed to be three days ago, but our dear friend Irene delayed the move-in day at my school and several others. Since I was stuck in the house for an extra unplanned day and my state of mind was rather turbulent itself, I, of course, decided to bake. Besides, I figured that bringing some homemade cookies to share at college could only be a positive thing when meeting people... and so far, it has in fact helped me meet some friendly students.

Terrible cell phone photos, sorry.

As I watched and listened to the storm outside, I was inspired to concoct two types of cookies: Hurricane Irene Cookies and Aftermath Cookies.  Click on "Read more" to view the recipes for these delightful cookies -- don't worry, despite their destructive namesakes the only things these cookies will stir up are your tastebuds.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Coconut Nutella Cupcakes

One of my best friends had a birthday a week ago.
She LOVES coconut. Coconut-flavored anything, coconut-scented anything, thai curries with coconut milk... all coconut, all the time. She also adores Nutella (she introduced me to the brilliant idea of peanut butter, jelly, and Nutella sandwiches). So when I saw this recipe on Tasty Kitchen, I bookmarked it and waited (im)patiently for her birthday to arrive so I could make these for her.

Next, I did some research to find what I hoped would be the BEST coconut cupcake, filling, and nutella frosting for her special day. Here is what I came up with...