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Pi day and an Instructables (or two)

Pi day and an Instructables (or two)

March 20, 2012  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  2 Comments

While I've still been baking (quite a bit, actually) and definitely eating (my clothes are crying when I squeeze into them), I've been completely unmotivated to blog these past few months. I would start a post, then get side tracked and forget about it. Or I would sit there trying to come up with something witty and fun to say, only to type out short snippets that I didn't think were worth posting.

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I finally got it right! - Banana Bread

I finally got it right! – Banana Bread

December 22, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

So...the very first time I made banana bread, it turned out something like...bread pudding. I was missing some (key) ingredients. Like eggs. So I did a quick google search that told me that I could substitute eggs with a very ripe banana. Which probably would've work out fine, had I not already been adding three bananas in.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls

December 9, 2011  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  1 Comment

Dear Morning people: I hate you.

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Copy cat-ing Buca's pasta

Copy cat-ing Buca’s pasta

December 6, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  No Comments

Back in Hawaii, we LOVED Buca's. Not because they had the best pasta ever, or because the bread was flaky and buttery, or even because they offered a $10 off a $20 purchase coupon.

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Practice makes perfect, especially with these!

Practice makes perfect, especially with these!

December 4, 2011  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  2 Comments

It's amazing how easy it is to rely on technology. Our oven back home, for instance, was electric. It had the spiffy digital temperature reading and magically baked everything the way I wanted it to.

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This Jams for you! :)

This Jams for you! :)

May 7, 2011  |  Recipes, Sweets, Updates  |  20 Comments

It's almost been two weeks, and somehow, it's still so surreal. I'm moved by how quickly the community has come together, planned events in his honor and even started a scholarship in Ryan's name! In the midst of all this, of everyone's kind words, of photos being posted, I kept seeing this one pair of shorts. I know he has a bunch of incredibly bright, vivid Jams, but for whatever reason, these were stuck in my head. This week has been ridiculous for me. I've been working crazy hours, studying for finals, writing a paper, and trying to keep up with my work out schedule. Of course, being the procrastinator that I am, I decided that this week would be a great time to get some baking in. Hahaha.

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Cake Pops, my new side job

Cake Pops, my new side job

April 25, 2011  |  Recipes, Sweets, Tips  |  10 Comments

So a while back, I made cake pops for my coworker's baby shower. This was the very beginning of my food and recipe blogging attempts, posted almost a year ago, and definitely before Nubcakes was born! In any case, I made a batch for another coworker's house warming... Then someone at the party requested I make them for the upcoming bake sale. And for another baby shower next week. And finally... For someone's wedding. Cross your fingers for me! I'm a bit nervous for that last one. ><

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Red rice shenanigans

Red rice shenanigans

February 28, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

Have you ever ordered fried rice from Green Papaya and requested it to be made with brown rice? No? Do it. It's seriously one of the best fried rice dishes I've ever had. Something about the nutty-ness of the brown rice and the crazy mashup of whatever seasoning they use makes it one of our all time favorite places to go. One problem: replicating it is pretty tough. Ironically, as I stared at the plate, trying to figure out why it was so delish, the rice called out to me. "Not brown rice!" Okay, that was actually Ry saying that as he tried another bite. I agreed with him, though. It definitely didn't look brown. So we headed for chinatown, in search of answers.

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Save the Chickens! *again*

Save the Chickens! *again*

December 1, 2010  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

Instead of turkey, I did it up the TRUE vegetarian way, and saved those chickies with TOFU! Orange tofu, to be exact. Sounds a little off, I know, but be adventurous! :)

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Fridge velcro: somen salad

Fridge velcro: somen salad

August 31, 2010  |  Eats, Recipes  |  4 Comments

When it comes to my schedule, I'm close to neurotic. I have various google calendars, color coded and sometimes, I feel like I'm planning out every second of my life. What can I say, busy is better than bored, right? Hahaha. In any case, I am the exact OPPOSITE when it comes to cooking and baking. I usually will decide what to make that day, depending on what I have on hand. I don't really make a shopping list unless I'm planning to make something epic, with those non day-to-day ingredients. This is where "fridge velcro" comes in.

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