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Baby Shower Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes last night for my friend Mark. He and his wife are about to have their first baby so we decided to throw him a surprise baby shower at work. It was kind of awkward because when … Continue reading

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Pistachio Rose Water Semolina Cake from Ottolenghi

This pistachio rose water semolina cake is one of the best desserts I’ve ever made. I found the recipe a month or two ago on the New York Times Food page. If you haven’t been there already, you should check … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Reid Bakery

A little more than a year ago before I moved back to St. Louis, I read about Nathaniel Reid Bakery. Reid, a classically-trained pastry chef, is from St. Louis. He moved back to town after living in France and Southern … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppyseed Cake with Mandarins

I was craving lemon poppyseed cake last week, partly because I miss California/Los Angeles. When I was there last fall, I went to Sqirl and got lemon poppyseed cake that blew. my. mind. I still think about it often, especially … Continue reading

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Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Sometimes, a craving will hit me out of nowhere. The other day I was running late to work and I rushed out my front door, almost locking the keys in behind me. Then, all of a sudden, I had the … Continue reading

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Earl Grey Cardamom Pound Cake

I’ve seen a lot of recipes during the last few months for tea-infused cookies and cakes. Whether it’s chai snickerdoodle cookies or green tea matcha cake, it seems like everyone is finding inventive ways to use leftover tea. Initially, the … Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Earlier this week, I went home to celebrate Passover with my family. For those of you who don’t know, Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Jews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Traditionally, you have a seder, or mini-service, … Continue reading

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