Posts Tagged ‘Dessert’

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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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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Hits and Misses from...September!?!

Hits and Misses from…September!?!

December 2, 2011  |  Eats, Hits & Misses, Restaurant Reviews  |  No Comments

So, it's December. Better late than never?! Hehe. Three months later, I'm finally putting out the Hits and Misses post that I was so excited to start doing! Hahaha. This being the first run, let me know what you guys think! If I'm writing too much, or too little, etc.

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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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Quest for the Best: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Quest for the Best: Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 8, 2011  |  Restaurant Reviews, Sweets  |  6 Comments

After the previous post about what red velvet REALLY is (no folks, not just choco cake with tons of red food coloring), I decided that maybe a taste test should go down. Of course, that was months ago, and the thought slipped my mind as the holidays came, left, and I let school do the whole time-consumption thing. Then, fate intervened. The "Eat the Streets" food truck rally happened, and my coworkers left me in the Gogi Korean Tacos line while they skipped over to the Let them Eat Cupcakes tent. Honestly? I didn't care. Not a huge cupcake fan, and currently participating in our office's version of "The Biggest Loser" I figure I could spare myself the calories. All this changed when they came into the office the next day raving about these darn cupcakes. Saying they were the BEST they've ever had, etc, etc, etc. Darn them and their sugar coated super powers.

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Simplify your holidays!

Simplify your holidays!

December 13, 2010  |  Eats, Sweets  |  2 Comments

This year, I'm once again participating in Kanu Hawaii's "Simplify the Holidays" campaign. It's pretty simple, as the title states, the goal of this campaign is not only to reduce the ridiculous amounts of trash accumulated during the holiday season, but to really focus on giving from the heart and spending quality time with the people we love.

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What is Red Velvet?

What is Red Velvet?

December 9, 2010  |  Random Knowledge, Sweets  |  5 Comments

Okay, I don't usually do the tumblr type blog on here and repost to other blogs, but when I read the Baking Bites blog this morning, I decided I had to. It's funny when you think about it, but I've never stopped to ask what Red Velvet cake is. I always just ran with the assumption that it was chocolate cake with tons of red food coloring in it.

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Frozen Custard, Luv it?

Frozen Custard, Luv it?

November 24, 2010  |  Restaurant Reviews, Sweets  |  1 Comment

I just got back from six amazingly long days in Vegas. We tried to do it all, see it all, and eat it all. Seriously. Along with EIGHT buffets (which I'll blog about later) we looked through Yelp for some local eats. When Ry stumbled across Luv It Frozen Custard, we decided it was something we needed to try.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

August 23, 2010  |  Recipes, Sweets  |  2 Comments

Shopping at costco on an empty stomach usually ends up with ridiculous purchases. You know, like 3 pounds of cream cheese. Which would be fine if they were individually wrapped, but no such luck. This was more or less a three pound block of cream cheese, that apparently needed to be used within 10 days of opening.

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