Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Cookies

It's mid-December and the past few months have flown by.  I've made these Ginger Molasses Cookies about 20 times already before finally succumbing to the holiday spirit to make these Holiday Cookies.

Holiday cookies were never my favorite. They seemed dull and tasteless, sometimes totally terrible.  But with my trusty ATK baking book in hand, these cookies were a hit!  I usually take recipes and rework them, but this was the one time when I didn't dare.  

We also ran out of red food the cookies are blue and green. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rustic Apple Tart

On the way to hiking in New Hampshire, we spotted an apple orchard.  And after a few hours of hiking in the chilly mountain air, it was the perfect place to stop.  All hunger pains can be cured with mulled apple cider and cider doughnuts. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blueberry Peach Hand Pies

As summer winds down and school starts again, final celebrations of summer freedom are in full swing. A perfect summer treat for a picnic or gathering is a hand pie: minimal mess but a lot of summer fruit and flavor!

The layers of pastry are light and crisp, with peaches that are sweet with just the right amount of tart. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lemon Layer Cake

Lesson #1: Don't try to finish a whole 2 layer cake with just 3 people. 

It is ambitious. 

Here is a delicious lemon cake that can induce multiple sugar comas, so bake away!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Recently, baking tends to come in spurts.  I bake in between work, after shelf exams, or before a marathon study period. If I'm running short on time, but have the urge to bake, I choose something simple and fast -usually one I've made before. 

But for special occasions? Although they are my favorite, plain old chocolate chip cookies don't always cut it. 

So I give you these Black Bottom Cupcakes.  They are both quick and easy, but also a step up from the basic cookie.  

Monday, May 6, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

There's been a bit of an absence, but life has a certain way of getting a little crazy. But I would like to dedicate this to my beloved city.

I've spent the past six years of my life in Boston. I've grown from a wide-eyed teenager to a seasoned Bostonian.  From roaming the miles of Commonwealth Avenue, to getting lost in Beacon Hill, to learning to become a physician in the heart of the South End, my friends and I owe a lot to this city. I am continually thankful to the spectators, runners, first responders, and medical personnel for their strength and bravery. 

Boston Strong. 

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