Red Velvet Cake Balls

These cake balls are the very first sweets in my Cooking/Baking photo album on Facebook that started it all. Initially, I think the album was titled “Cooking & My Red Velvet Cake Ball Adventure” or something like that. It was the summer before high school, and I guess I had a lot of time on…

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Strawberry Nutella Muffins

I had a sleepover with a few friends at the beginning of the summer, after we all went to see 21 Jump Street (which by the way, is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen). The next morning, a big box of fresh, fragrant strawberries was waiting for us in the fridge. Considering my…

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Chicken Tetrazzini

I hate washing dishes with a burning passion. I would rather do ten loads of laundry, take out the trash, or vacuum the whole house than do the dishes, but unfortunately for me my mom hates washing dishes too. She always says, “I make you dinner every day, you have no excuses.” So one day…

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French Lemon Yogurt Cake

The urge to cut into this loaf the second it came out of the oven was incredibly difficult to resist. You know how if you’re trying to sell a house they tell you to make chocolate chip cookies to make the house smell good? This lemon yogurt cake would work just as well. The dense…

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Belgian Chocolate Waffles

For certain breakfast foods like muffins and waffles, there is a fine line where they cross from the “breakfast” category into “dessert”. These waffles, as presented in the picture, have definitely wandered into “dessert”, but only because they have a chocolate base with chocolate chips mixed in, are sprinkled with powdered sugar, layered with strawberries,…

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Baked Shells with Fontina and Parmesan Bread Crumbs

I was talking to a friend the other day, and I was informed that he had NEVER HAD HOMEMADE MAC N CHEESE. Poor, deprived child. My mom never made the stuff growing up either, but I devoured it at potlucks and team dinners where my friends’ mothers would bring nice normal American food like baked…

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Red White and Blueberry Parfaits

This is what I had in my refrigerator/freezer the week of the 4th of July: one 9-inch round red velvet cake, blueberries, and frozen white chocolate whipped cream. Good thing too, because it was over 100 degrees and I really did not feel like turning on the oven! I’m kind of bad at layering parfaits….

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Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies

For my calculus class, we had to do these AP review sheets called “recipe reviews”. The answer to each question on the sheet would be a number like 1 teaspoon or 1 ¼ cups or something like that, and it would correspond to the amount of each ingredient in the recipe. After completing all the…

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake

Over spring break, I perused baking blogs for hours to find a fancy baking project to tackle. I wanted to bake a knock-your-socks-off cake. A little ambitious, maybe, for having never even made a layer cake before. But hey they tell you to dream big for a reason! I settled on this Red Velvet Cheesecake…

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Fluffy Sprite Cupcakes with Nutella Cloud Frosting

I am usually not a frosting person. I’m the girl who leaves half the frosting on the plate at birthday parties, even if the cake was delicious. But when you add Nutella into the equation? Oh my goodness, no words can do it justice. Whoever invented Nutella deserves a Nobel peace prize or something because…

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Craisin scones

Here is the first of many recipes that are backlogged, meaning I made them and took the pictures a long time ago and posted them on my Facebook album, but I’m just now getting around to posting the recipe. I remember I was grounded when I made these, so all I did was bake all…

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