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Perfect Blueberry Muffins

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I love these perfect blueberry muffins. Actually, I just like muffins in general. Whenever I have people over, I serve most things family-style out of convenience and to preserve that cozy breaking bread experience. But I like to mix in a few individualized items to make everybody feel special. I made a double batch of […] Read more…

Summer Citrus Centerpiece

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Adding slices of fresh lemons, grapefruit, oranges, and limes to flower arrangements is a cheap and easy way to take your centerpieces to the next level. Hence, my Summer Citrus Centerpiece. Particularly if it’s a special occasion but you still want the flowers to have a “just thrown together from my garden” look. For my Summer […] Read more…

Tri-ed & True — Kumquat Lemonade

My deliciously easy kumquat lemonade recipe.

My love/obsession with lemonade has been well-documented (see Exhibit A & Exhibit B), so I’m always trying to develop new recipes based around that. My parents have a kumquat tree in their backyard, and kumquat trees are always bursting with fruit every season (on average about 300 kumquats for an medium tree). So this recipe […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Cherry Tri Cupcakes

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These Cherry Tri Cupcakes are really delicious. The best part about making cupcakes (and cooking in general) is that once you get a general recipe down, with a few easy adjustments you can have 10 more recipes in your repertoire. This is the same recipe as my champagne cupcakes but I switched out the champagne […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Tri-ple Berry Champagne Cupcakes

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These champagne cupcakes look and taste fancy, but they’re super easy to make (trust me). I came up with this recipe when I needed to use up some leftover champagne from the night before. The champagne makes the cupcakes insanely moist and I use egg whites in the batter to make them extra light. And […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Lattice Crusted Apple Pie

I’ve made this pie at least 3 times a year every fall. I’ve spent a long time coming up with an apple pie recipe that was perfect. I have a specific criteria when it comes to apple pies (1) it must be chock-full of apples, (2) there can’t be too much liquid, (3) the crust […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Something to Taco-bout

Everyone knows, I love a good taco. It’s the epitome of easy-fusion. I think it started with the sandwich, but sometimes, it can feel like a sandwich can be kind of one-note. So with tacos, you can eat more than one kind, throw in whatever you have lying around in the fridge and go to […] Read more…

Pas-Tri-es — Strawberry Bounce Cupcakes

One of my all-time favorite desserts is Red Velvet Cake. But the worst part about knowing more of what goes into your food is that you can’t bear to eat your childhood favorite foods anymore. Who wants to eat a bunch of chemical food colorings? BLEH. So I’ve done my research and figured out that […] Read more…

Tri-ple Picks — My 3 Favorite Things This Week

Alpine Strawberries — These Frenchie jewels are my current-favorite variety of strawberry. They’re tiny in size but HUMUNGOUS in flavor. This type of strawberry is extremely fragrant and very sweet. They’re the perfect size for topping my mini cupcakes* and garnishing desserts. I like to eat these completely unadorned, so if you’re making jam or […] Read more…

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