Zucchini Cupcakes (They Don’t Taste Like Zucchini, I Promise)

I was in bed, flipping through blog posts from other people and I thought “I kind of want to write a blog post of my own”. It’s 8:30 and That Husband isn’t home from work yet… why not? I’ll start with something simple. I made these zucchini cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting a few […]

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Settling In (and a Few Recipes I Loved)

We’ve been in Palo Alto for a week now, and we’re almost entirely unpacked which means I can finally take a deep breath and attack other areas of my life that have been put on hold for weeks and months over our crazy summer. The amount of shopping I need to do is insane (including […]

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Krakow Cake

Every time we’ve visited Poland we have been treated to one of my favorite desserts (anywhere), a cake my husband’s family refers to as Krakow Cake. It’s a recipe developed a world away from anything we know now, with the absence of overpowering sweetness that we’ve come to expect in American desserts. After a big […]

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Nutty Cocoa Cookies

This weird low-carb low-meat diet I’m attempting is tough for several reasons, but the thing I struggle with the most is snacks and dessert. These little cookies, which I’ve named Nutty Cocoa Cookies function as both of those things for me. They’re a bit salty, rich, and sweet (but not too sweet). And I can […]

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Orange Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake

When making my 101 in 1001 list, I added the item “Bake a cake for someone” because I think giving someone a layered, completely-from-scratch cake is an excellent way to show how much you care for them. I also like making cakes, but I don’t do it often because I’m a taste-tester who samples far […]

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