Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies (FB Cookie Swap 2014)

Another year, another batch of cookies.

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap was awesome! Unlike last year, I started thinking about what kind of cookies I’d bake in mid-October, and pretty much had all the ingredients on-hand just in case life comes and bothers me.

As easy as Pinterest can be, I often overlook my cookbooks. I ended up finding this recipe from The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jackie Dodd, blogger of The Beeroness. The magical ingredient in these cookies were actually…

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#FridayFinds – Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Gah! How is it December already? Not to mention, it’s 20 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! I think I am starting to panic because I don’t have the slightest clue on what to get my in-laws. Or my sister…or my little brother. Anywho, I had sent out my cookies a couple of days ago for the FB… 

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Crepe Cake with Matcha Pastry Cream

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Being Chinese, we don’t do much for Thanksgiving – in fact – in my almost 29 years of life I have never had an American-style Thanksgiving dinner. Aka I have never had turkey except in Renaissance Faire deep-fried leg form. Anyhoo, this year we went on a minimal… 

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#FridayFinds – Marathon Soup

I will be running my first marathon this weekend. I am nervous as hell. At the same time I’m pretty excited. I don’t think I am prepared at all, so I think I am going to rely on the crowd and the music that is on my phone. Whenever I feel a little bit odd,… 

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#FridayFinds – Maple Apple Upside-Down Cake

It seems like winter has hit us all of a sudden. New England has been plagued with cold Mondays followed by ridiculously warm Tuesday – Thursday, then a mild weekend. It really seemed like fall was more like a summer. Before we know it, we’ll have to finish up all the apples and pumpkin dishes… 

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Chocolate Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

While we really try hard not to, SO and I are fairly busy. We’d be lucky if we can sit down together for dinner before 8:00pm. I am usually out of the door by 6:00am while SO doesn’t leave until much later, it is hard to prepare a good breakfast in which we can both… 

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#FridayFinds – Chocolate Porter Mousse Tart with Potato Chip Crust

The name of this recipe is a mouthful to read, but sounds totally worth it. The first thought of this name is probably “O_O?”, but then it’d make you reconsider throwing away those bags of crushed chips. On first look I never would have guessed the crust is made of potato chips. It looks awesome! I’m… 

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#FridayFinds – Midnight Pumpkin Layer Cake

I love cake. It’s hard to make a cake for SO and I then eat it for the entire week though. On some occasions such as friends’ birthdays or when I know I have a party to go to in which I was instructed to bring a cake, I’d get to make one, and I’d… 

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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

I am excited to be a part of Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap again this year!   Hosted by the lovely ladies from Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen, each food blogger sends a dozen cookies each to three food bloggers, in return receive three dozen cookies from 3 different food bloggers. The recipe… 

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Preserved Lemons

Lemons are great with everything. Sometimes I may even eat them as-is. I really don’t find them sour at all. While plain ol’ lemons are amazing with chicken, pies, and fish, preserved lemons add a great complexity to these dishes. It is pretty easy to preserve lemons, or anything for that matter. All you really… 

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#FridayFinds – Naked Scary Carrot Cake

Naked cakes seems to be a trend lately – I’ve been seeing a lot of those in wedding blogs. As Halloween approaches, I’ve been seeing less and less overly-fondanted cakes and instead with these barely-any-frosting counterparts. While I adore frosting (understatement), I can’t help but find these cakes very attractive. For today’s #FridayFinds I have… 

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