Raspberry Honey Bread

Raspberry Honey BreadHey guys! I hope everyone had a happy Mothers’ Day (love you, Mom–it was nice to be home). I just finished up my semester so now I’ll finally have some time to do other things I enjoy. Predominantly Netflix, but hey I think I’ve earned it. After that, it’s back to classes for the rest of the summer. They asked me what size lab coat I wear so it must be super legit haha. I can pretend to be sciency with all the pre-medies.

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Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins

Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins

I AM DONE BOSTON. I quit. I give up. I can’t handle any more of you and your stupid snow. When it takes me and my Wisconsonite fiancé (seriously they know how to handle their snow up there) an hour an a half and some borderline frostbite to dig my stupid car out of the snow that is where I draw the line. And then when I try to escape by driving home to NJ, you dump more snow on me while I’m driving. I’m BREAKING UP WITH YOU BOSTON. It’s not me. It’s definitely you. Plus you broke my windshield wiper. Jerk.  Continue reading

Blueberry Brownies

Blueberry Brownies

I feel like many other bakers have this problem, but I’m going to complain about it anyway haha. Isn’t it so nice when you bake a batch of brownies (that actually turn out well) and stick them in the fridge to cool overnight? Sounds great right? Then you can hop out of bed in the morning and take some pictures. At least that’s the idea…see I live in a house with four other people, aka my lovely family, which means that this morning when I woke up, someone had taken my brownies out of the refrigerator and basically went all angry velociraptor on the pan. Yep, they even left the knife sticking out haphazardly. I assessed the damage and decided there was at least enough salvageable brownie to take pictures with, but seriously (I’m looking at you, sisters) STAY AWAY FROM MY BROWNIES at least until I’ve taken pictures. Continue reading

Fresh Fruit Tart

Fruit Tart *Isn’t it so pretty?! I thought it was pretty so I guess that’s all that counts haha. It’s kind of rare that I make a dessert that’s anything special to look at. At the end of the day, a cookie is just a brown lump with some stuff thrown into it and don’t even get me started on brownies–it’s damn near impossible to make those look good! Anyway, this tart looks awesome in my opinion (and it tastes even better). I’m so modest haha. Something about it seems really summery–maybe because it reminds me of the 4th of July. Happy Summer by the way!  Continue reading

Asian Pear Crumble

 

Asian Pear Crumble

Can you guys believe it’s June already!? I sure can’t haha. Ok so I know that this recipe is SO not Italian related at all, which probably would be the logical thing to post after getting back from Rome, but my mom had some of these giant pears lying around and they needed to get used before they went bad. Never fear. I’m going to try to post something Italian for my next post!  Continue reading

Orange Bars

Orange Bars

Hey Rebecca are you sure those aren’t lemon squares? I’m sure. Wait actually? Yep. Ok, I acknowledge that these could easily be mistaken for lemon squares and the misconception could probably also carry over after you take a bite although if you taste carefully you’ll notice that there isn’t the same level of acidity that you would find in a traditional lemon square. So why an orange square then? Did you get too lazy to go buy a lemon or something? Hush. I would never do that. What kind of baker do I look like to you? Don’t answer that. Continue reading

Banana Bread Cookies

Banana Bread Cookies

Foodie Factoid: Around 1200 the Japanese actually used a certain type of banana fiber to make their clothes! The quality of the fabric varied drastically from soft enough to make fancy kimonos to poorer quality fabric for things like tablecloths.

Yea, yea I know I’ve been absent for longer than usual. I have an excuse though, a very good excuse. I have been caught in the stranglehold of a few evil monsters known as midterms. Dun dun dun. Ok they haven’t been that bad *knock on wood* don’t want to jinx those grades haha. Although, I am a master of procrastination. It is quite a skill. Cramming is one of my middle names–the others being sarcasm, impatience, and insomniac. Such good middle names. I wonder how my parents would feel if I changed my name legally to Rebecca Cramming Sarcasm Impatience Insomniac. That’s quite a mouthful haha.  Continue reading