The Best 300 Calorie Oatmeal You’ll Ever Have


Trust me when I say that as a food writer, as someone who recently signed a contract to pen two books with Clarkson Potter, and someone who’ll have her cake, eat it, and then eat yours, a post about whipped and buttery rolled oats was the last thing I thought this blog would see. But….

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The Very Best: White and Yellow Cakes


I’m a cake connoisseur. Really, I am. Ask anyone. I can detect the subtlest of differences in flavor, the openness of the crumb, even the order wet and dry ingredients were mixed. When I first got into baking, I approached it as I would any worldly venture: blindly and dangerously. I stayed up late scanning…

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Vanilla Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Ganache

I’m just going to assume you and I regard chocolate in the same way. You know, that it’s standing on the same threshold as never-ending happiness and two steps above all tangible worldly entities? Good. It’s nice to know we’re on the same page.   It should come as no surprise to you, then, that…

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes


When I set about making Hostess cupcakes from scratch the other day, I came to a few conclusions. 1.) Unconditional love is best displayed by way of chocolate, 2.) Two full decades of my life can now safely be branded by Hostess, and 3.) No matter how many times I plug away at a doctorate…

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