Coffee Creme Brulee

IMG_3924edit I have a shit ton of cookbooks, like really. I’ll admit that some of the books that I thought I HAD to have, now sit on my book shelf having only been browsed through once or twice. It’s not that they’re bad books, I just have so many books with so little time. Despite this, I keep on buying up cookbooks like they will save my life during the apocalypse (water? pfft no, but I have 500 cookbooks). My latest book purchase was for David Lebovitz’s new book My Paris Kitchen…. 

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Working Out The Kinks

Just a heads up to everyone, I recently switched my blog over to a self hosted WordPress site. This was definitely a great move for my site! The downside is that I am STILL trying to fix formatting problems on each and every post I’ve ever written. If you visit a post and it has some funky spacing or other issues, know that I am trying to get through all of my posts to fix the problems. Thanks for your patience my peeps!!

Vanilla Bean Espresso Almond Butter

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┬áIt’s finally been raining in the Bay Area! Yay!! Since I’m off today, Wendy and I have been just lounging around all day which is AWESOME with a capital…well, all capitals actually. The only downside to my day has been reaching for my almond butter and realizing I have none left. Nothing is worse than craving something only to find it empty, or in my case, finding 1 teaspoon of lonely almond butter at the bottom of the jar. First world problems right! I decided against driving around in the down pour just for a jar of almond butter, I thought making my own was a much better idea. It’s incredibly easier than you think. It also tastes about 100 times better than the $10.99 jars we all buy. … 

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Black Me Out Cupcakes

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Lately I’ve been completely obsessed with the new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues by one of my favorite punk bands Against Me!. The album is one of the most emotional and honest albums I’ve ever heard. The singer Laura Jane Grace wrote powerful and thought provoking lyrics. Of course on top of the deep stuff, the songs are all just catchy as hell. You can listen to this whole album without having to skip a song. My favorite song on the album is called Black Me Out.I don’t know how or why the idea popped into my head, but I decided to make these black me out cupcakes. Against Me! has an older song called Pints of Guinness Make You Strong, so I found it only fitting to make Guinness cupcakes. So, in tribute to Against Me!, I bring you chocolate Guinnes cupcakes with chocolate espresso buttercream. Even if punk rock isn’t your thing, give Against Me a listen, you’ll be happy you did!… 

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