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Sriracha Garlic Challah


My family has a new holiday tradition: Hipster Easter. It didn’t involve satiric chocolate bunnies, over-sized glasses with pastel frames or “alternative” Easter carols (those exist, right?). Hipster Easter did include the idea that “forks are too mainstream” (trust me, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Fancy Fix: Raspberry Coulis


Did you know that Coulis is french for “runny jam”? There are several culinary thing-a-ma-jigs I’ve encountered that sound like, OMgosh, so impressive, but…(bursting the bubble) they aren’t. This sauce took less than 5 minutes (including the dishes!) and is … Continue reading

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Wish I Was Drunk Wednesday: Life is Hard


This was supposed to be a baking blog with the occasional cocktail. I’m unsure if the current reversal is due to the fact I feel compelled to post every Wednesday because I love alliteration or lately, I’ve enjoyed ingesting my calories alcoholically … Continue reading

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Wish I was Drunk Wednesday: (Ghetto) Desert Shrub


Full disclosure: I’ve got a really nice daytime buzz going on right now. I invited a friend over and we played mixologist. My junior year of high school, I was in a Chemistry lab group with three people. One girl … Continue reading

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Wish I was Drunk Wednesdays: Southern Throwback


I miss the South. I love California with all my heart, it is without a doubt where I am supposed to be, but….sometimes I just want to shoot whiskey, eat grits, listen to the Zac Brown Band and say y’all. … Continue reading

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Cranberry, Coriander & Ginger Scones


I like to lose myself in baking. It’s an amazing feeling to take a bunch of powders and liquids and mix them together to make something cakey, crumbly and perfect. It’s somewhere between therapy and some sort of creation high. … Continue reading

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Butter from Scratch


Making Butter. It’s not a hard thing to do. It’s not a souffle, a foam, or a gastrique. Pilgrims, Julia Child and Norma Lyon (I’m assuming) have done it. 3rd graders churn it on their annual field trip to the … Continue reading

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