iced sugar cookies

iced sugar cookies

i took the red-eye megabus home from d.c. last thursday night and arrived in durham friday morning, bleary-eyed but ready to bake in my own kitchen. i scrolled through pinterest and came across molly yeh's adorable sugar cookies, which seemed like the perfect way to start off my holiday baking, but after reading the recipe, [...]

dark chocolate plum cake

dark chocolate plum cake

today marks a month since i moved in to college! here's a timeline of some (lena's lunchbox-related) events that have happened so far: august 28: i started marketing immediately, plastering my door with cake photos and posting in the GW facebook group. i figured it would take a while to get my name out there, and [...]

kanelbullar cake

kanelbullar cake

after visiting denmark a few days ago, i'm doing my best to embrace the danish concept of hygge (hue-gah). hygge roughly translates into coziness — ideally a coziness that leads to a sense of well-being and contentment. imagine sitting around a fireplace and drinking warm apple cider with friends, or curling up with a blanket and a book while [...]

matcha tres leches cake

matcha tres leches cake

i usually make some sort of red, white, and blue dessert on the fourth of july. in the past i've made this hidden american flag cake and this star-shaped trifle with strawberries and blueberries. this year is different. i'm not feeling very patriotic. we have a president who has admitted — BOASTED — about committing sexual assault. [...]