Archive for ‘Nuts’

August 16, 2012

four-layer chocolate cake with coconut and almond filling

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Caution: You are about to embark on reading a long post.  It might as well be a novel, with some pretty pictures and an awesome recipe to break up all the monotony of texttexttexttexttext.  Consider yourself warned (but hopefully not intimidated!).

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July 5, 2012

almond butter froyo with Amaretto caramel sauce

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As I’ve mentioned before, ice cream was/ will probably continue to be one of my vices while away at school.  Needless to say, when we studied Ben & Jerry’s in my international business class (and consequently enjoyed a day of free Cherry Garcia, among other flavors) that class was solidified as my favorite of second semester.

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March 13, 2012

banana coffee cake muffins with chocolate chip streusel

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Hello, hungry readers!  It’s been quite a while!

2012 has been pretty crazy for me so far… new classes, a decent amount of traveling, exploring summer opportunities.  Pure craziness.  In a good way, of course!

But despite being so busy, I’ve decided, as a sort of New Year’s resolution, to cut back on caffeine.  What what what am I thinking?  Not exactly a decision that is compatible with the college-freshman lifestyle.  (Ironic side note: I just drank a medium iced coffee from Au Bon Pain.  Oops.)

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June 1, 2011

toasted almond bread pudding

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I’ve been on hiatus lately.

For the first time in close to four years, I’ve really started to slow down… started to relax.  It’s a weird feeling, to be honest.  I feel… lazy, almost.  I treasure the freedom of carefree afternoons, yet despise the now inevitable feeling of being unproductive.

It’s a simultaneous love-hate relationship.

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December 16, 2010

pumpkin cranberry granola

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Dear December,

Thank you for making it oh so chilly outside.

 . . . And inside. 

You give me an excuse to drink hot chocolate on a regular basis, cover my bed in layers upon layers of blankets, and wear fuzzy socks. (Come on – you know you love your fuzzy socks too.) 

You even give me an excuse to . . . sprinkle a heap of homemade granola on top of ice cream?

Deliciousness is worth the chill, my friends. 

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