Chocolate Chip French Yogurt Loaf

Hi Chitlins! I’ve been gone all week, it was my birthday and we’ve been apartment hunting, and I know this isn’t an excuse but whatever I’m using it. I was hoping to have something super spectacular for you guys because this is my 100th post, and it being so close to my birthday I envisioned something beautiful and covered in sprinkles, but sadly it didn’t happen. Instead, I spent nearly 12 hours canvasing our neighborhood looking at 10 different apartments, and then threw myself an ice cream social birthday party, where I forgot my camera and took only two sad pictures on my iPhone. Blogging fail.

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TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti

Hazelnut on the left, white chocolate orange on the right.

Chitlins, do you have any idea how hard it is to photograph biscotti to make them look as delicious as they taste? I’ll tell you it’s harder than I was willing to put the effort into last week, and I’m sorry for that. There were a number of melancholy events that didn’t exactly put me in the mood for really puttering over how to photograph some silly cookies (when you looked at the grand scheme of life).

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Candied Lemon Peel

Oh man, Chitlins. Is Mother Nature PMS-ing in your neck of the woods? She is super grumpy around New York, that’s fo’ shizzle. First it’s sunny and warm, and then she gets all P.O’ed and it’s freezing and cloudy. It hasn’t rained (yet, at least not since Sunday’s awesome storms) but it’s constantly threatening to. Girl needs to take a Midol, grab a blanket, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and watch a RomCom, stat.

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Glimmer Cupcakes

A few weeks ago my friend Coach approached me about possibly making cupcakes based on new wall-covering designs her company was selling. I wholeheartedly agreed, because this sounded like loads of fun. And it is! I delivered her first batch a few weeks ago, and luckily had made extras with all the leftover batter that I was able to deliver a second batch two days later, due to such high demand. Can you believe it? I made something in “high demand.” Best news ever.

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Mini Bushwhacker Cakes

Big win for the G-Men last night, huh folks? Very exciting game. Though to be honest I was exhausted after having spent almost five hours yesterday afternoon frantically making two tons of food, of which only a half a ton was eaten. {grumpy face} And now we’re moving on Valentine’s Day treats. Does anyone else remember when the Super Bowl wasn’t right on top of Valentine’s Day and you had some time to breathe between the two events? Yeah, me neither. Continue reading

Guest Post: Cake Pops

Hey Chitlins: Since I was on vacation all last week I didn’t get to make anything so I asked my friend Sarah to do a post on these awesome cake pops she made a few weeks ago. Enjoy, I know you’ll love her (if not for the sole fact that she has incredibly enviable hair)!

Just a little taste of Mexico...

Hi blog people! I am one of Ace’s friends, Sarah, and I am honored to have been asked by Ace to be the first ever guest blogger here! Ace was in Mexico for the past week (jealous!), but someone had to continue to slave away in the kitchen while she ziplined through the jungles and leisured on a beach. She left me here to pretend that the heat of my oven was actually the glorious Mexican sun beating down on my face. Like Ace, I also love to cook and bake (though she is significantly more patient than I am) and lately people have been complimenting me like crazy and even asking me to bake for their special events. Obviously getting complimented is awesome so feel free to keep ‘em coming. And now a little about me…

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