It’s officially November. You know what that means? It’s officially the holiday season. Yes, I’m one of those annoying people who starts playing Christmas music November 1st. I know a lot of people disagree with this, but I love Christmas music, and I work my (‘scuse my french) ass off at Hamilton, so I’m going to play Christmas music if that’s what makes me happy. So feliz navidad everyone.
Happy Halloween! The day of candy, tricks, and onesies. It feels like there are so many more onesies seen for Halloween each year that one year everyone will be in a onesie. I shouldn’t be talking though because my costume this year was a lion onesie. I was going to be a minion, but then I saw that and knew that’s what I was going to be. Plus, it was only $20. Also, I have a photo of when I was a lion when I was about 4, so I put the two photos next to each other and it is hilarious.
In case you didn’t know, I go to school in the middle of nowhere in upstate New York. What keeps us college students going through the fall are the Cider Mill Donuts. They’re absolutely delicious. Something about fried circles oF dough coated in cinnamon-sugar just warms the soul. So, I decided to make some homemade cider doughnuts when I came home for fall break.
It’s that time of year again. Test, more tests, then more tests after that. I feel like it’s almost always that time of year though. Except for summer and syllabus week. Nevertheless, I had my first Organic Chemistry II exam last week and I have my first Developmental Biology exam tonight. Then I have my first Econ exam next week. I’m taking Environmental Economics. Right now it’s super easy and chill… *knocks on wood*. I really did just knock on wood.
You know how I said I was planning on diving with seals? Well, that was cancelled. It was too windy. So, I decided to bake my disappointment away with these cupcakes. I actually kind of made up this recipe myself. I knew I wanted to make cupcakes, but I wanted to make something exciting. I went on Pinterest and wasn’t having any luck, so I decided to use marscapone in the frosting, because I love marscapone, and strawberries on vanilla cupcakes. Then, you get strawberry cream cupcakes!
I was impressed by how delicious this breakfast blueberry lemon cream cheese braid was. That says a lot, too, because I keep very high expectations for myself and for my baked goods. The original recipe had instructions and ingredients for making homemade puff pastry, but I’ve never done that before and didn’t feel like tackling it today. So, I just used Pillsbury crescent rolls. If you want to make homemade puff pastry dough though, definitely go for it, and let me know if you have any tips or tricks.
I really wanted to make cookies, so I went on Pinterest (as per usual) and sifted through my cookies board, but couldn’t find anything that really excited me. I’ve been using my cookbooks less and less with the internet as popular as it is, but I decided it was time to revisit them. Then came these cookies. I know I say everything I make is delicious, because it is, so I’ll explain why these are so delicious. They are one of my new all-time favorite cookies though.
Hi everyone! Can you believe summer is over? Or maybe it’s not for you, but it is for me. I mean, technically we still have until September 22nd until summer is over, but classes started on Thursday so it sure does feel like it’s over. On top of that, it’s been low 70s here, which is very abnormal. Honestly, I’m totally fine with it, because it means my dorm room isn’t scorching hot, but it’s not typical Hamilton weather.
I love when birthdays are coming up in my family because, you guessed it, I get to make a cake. Unfortunately, this is the third year in a row that I won’t be with my dad on his birthday because I went back to school early again, but I still made him a cake. I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, knowing that he would of course say something that had to do with chocolate, and he asked for a mocha chocolate cake. So, that’s what I gave him. Happy birthday dad!
I’ve seen photos of chocolate babka all over Pinterest, but then you look at the recipe and it says 14 hours to make it and so I always backed out. This time though, I didn’t, and I am so glad. First of all, it’s a lot of fun to make, even if it takes a while. I love making brad though, so I guess I am biased. Second, it’s delicious! Plus it’s so pretty. I mean just look at that.