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Chocolate Sangria Cake

I love spiced wines: Sangria during the summer and gluhwein during the winter. During my time in Shanghai, I was fortunate to visit the Christmas markets and nosh on Bavarian bread and mugs of hot wine, and to call some Spaniards friends who had a preternatural gift of making sangria. 513 more words

I Need To Impress Someone But I Cannot Be Bothered

Girls' Night In

Mikey, Steve and Scott are racing in the U.P. this weekend. Sounds like they did great. Yay boys!

After a productive day of class, long run, office time and errands, I am nestled in… 119 more words


Magical Lemon Bars

Over the weekend, I visited some friends. They are a lovely couple and wonderful cooks. Lunch included some Shanghai favorites, like 梅菜扣肉(mei cai kou rou) which is steamed pork belly with preserved vegetables. 539 more words

I Need To Impress Someone

My Seven Favorite Cookbooks


When I’m not busy in school, blogging, or reading, you can bet I’m in the kitchen whipping up a delicious treat. I always have a running list of recipes I want to try, no doubt a habit that grows out of my love of looking through cookbooks. 96 more words


But I Don't Like Eggplant...

The hubs is not the most adventurous of eaters. He’s often very skeptical of my cooking and particularly my veggies. He prefers the grandma-cooks-best classics such as butter beans (with fatback), navy beans (with fatback), black eyed peas (with fatback), and green beans (with bacon). 444 more words

My Number One Hobby Is Eating

The Perfect Brownie

When I was asked to bring brownies to a Halloween party this year, I made it my mission to find a really delicious basic brownie recipe – nothing fancy.  39 more words