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Breads

Pumpkin Chai Bread and the Boston Book Festival

Pumpkin Chai Bread

I made this amazing, delicious Pumpkin Chai Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting, and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you at the end of this post, but first I want to tell you a bit about my Saturday morning.  I’d love for you to stick around and read about it, but if you’re just here for the recipe you know where to find it!

Pumpkin Chai Bread Batter

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to listen to a panel at the Boston Book Festival that consisted of Stella Parks from BraveTart and Serious Eats, Karen Akunowicz from Myers+Chang and Top Chef, and Joanne Chang from Myers+Chang and Flour Bakery.  Each of these women have impacted my life in different ways, and seeing them all come together in one panel was a truly amazing experience.

Stella Parks, Karen Akunowicz, and Joanne Chang speaking at the Boston Book Festival Continue Reading

Cupcakes

Fiery Chocolate Cupcakes

I have never been a fan of spicy foods. I don’t understand why people want to eat foods that cause physical pain.  But recently I discovered that often those spicy foods also have a really delicious flavor. I decided I needed to build my tolerance to spice because I am missing out on so many amazing foods and flavors by avoiding it.

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Cupcakes

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Did you read my post about our trip to Phoenix earlier this year? If not, check it out here! If so, you may remember the part about basically the most amazing cinnamon rolls on the face of this planet. (If you’re in Phoenix and have not had a cinnamon roll from Phoenix Public Market & Cafe, stop everything and go RIGHT NOW.)

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Cookies, Drunk

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Iced Cookies

You wouldn’t know it from this heat, but fall is almost here! Fall is my favorite time of year.  And to be honest, (unpopular opinion coming…) I’m not a fan of the pumpkin stuff.  I don’t drink the PSLs, I don’t eat pumpkin pie, I just really don’t care for pumpkin anything.  But Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a super popular fall beer here in Boston.  And it’s served in a glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.

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Pies

Balsamic Strawberry & Basil Tart

I think I’ve found my new favorite non-chocolate dessert.  Strawberry and balsamic is such a great combo, and I was recently inspired to add basil to the mix. I was hesitant to taste it, but OH. MY. It is amazing. Continue Reading