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[guilt-free!] mini carrot cakes

[guilt-free!] mini carrot cakes

Carrot cake is probably my all-time favorite dessert. My theory is that this preference is actually an adaptation I developed at school after…

Jun 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
46 views
destihl.

destihl.

Delicious dinner at newly-opened gastrobrewery Destihl in Champaign, IL last night. A hip and nice but not-too-fancy place featuring a remarkably…

Jun 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
11 views
Lamington, meet Meringue. (and please try to play nice)

Lamington, meet Meringue. (and please try to play nice)

Sooo a few days ago I tried to replicate this beautiful, fluffy meringue lamington with a more traditional,…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
11 views
lavender shortbread.

lavender shortbread.

Tonight, Lisa and I whipped up a batch of perfect buttery little shortbread cookies with a hint of lavender, so tasty and yummy-smelling! Probably…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
13 views
asparagus & aioli.

asparagus & aioli.

In Science & Cooking class, we made a delicious aioli - garlic and olive oil sauce - during our Emulsions unit that I got a sudden craving for…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
21 views
polenta palooza

polenta palooza

Inspired by this and this and this, I ate polenta for every meal today (and also cooked poached eggs for the first time!). Yes, I went a bit…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
68 views
truffles & spices.

truffles & spices.

Trader Joe’s has, among many glorious goodies, an incredible selection of chocolate covered things - chocolate covered blueberries, raisins,…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
29 views
ra-ra-ravioli.

ra-ra-ravioli.

Making ramen noodles by hand for my Science & Cooking project made me realize that pasta making, though time consuming, is really not that hard or…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
17 views
hot potato.

hot potato.

So, the idea was to bake my own potato chips, but I should’ve known from the beginning that my terrible cutting technique would never allow for such…

Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
6 views
mewwy chwistmas.

mewwy chwistmas.

Un-gingerbread house and cookies - decided ground ginger at the grocery store was too expensive so left it out and upped the cinnamon and all-spice.…

Dec 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
29 views