lucky charms cupcakes

lucky charms cupcakes

today's my senior prom! i'm actually feeling pretty sentimental; it will be my fourth and final year of attending. freshman and sophomore years were great (i felt very cool being surrounded by upperclassmen), but i think this year will be the best. there's something special about attending as part of the graduating class. but it's also crazy and sad that it'll be [...]

neopolitan cake

neopolitan cake

i like some artificial fruit flavorings - banana laffy taffys, sour apple lollipops, and blue raspberry slushies are all delicious - but i have a strong aversion to anything made to taste like strawberry. that goes for strawberry milk, strawberry jelly beans, and store-bought strawberry ice cream. the quarts of neopolitan ice cream with chocolate, vanilla, [...]

spring risotto

spring risotto

everyone always laughs when i say i want to be a firefighter. i do, though! i know it's a super strenuous job (both physically and mentally), but i think it'd be incredibly rewarding. also it would be cool to live with all my firefighter friends and slide down poles and shout "mayday!mayday!" when there's an emergency. segue >>>>> today [...]

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough brownie cake

  this is more a Neat Stack Of Diabetes than it is a cake. rounds of peanut butter cookie dough get spread with chocolate ganache and squashed between brick-like layers of brownie, then doused in more ganache and frosted with rosettes of whipped peanut butter buttercream. butterbutterbutterbutterbutter. i'm not sure what the best occasion for [...]

chocolate tahini cake with brown sugar, chocolate ganache, and halva filling

chocolate tahini cake with brown sugar, chocolate ganache, and halva filling

you know how people of mixed race are always the most beautiful? namely halle berry, naya rivera, rashida jones, and zoe saldana, but the list goes on and on and on. this flavorful hybrid of a cake falls into the same category. dark, damp chocolate cake is given a middle eastern kick with tahini, an oily [...]

gorgonzola dolce risotto with mushrooms and charred pistachios

gorgonzola dolce risotto with mushrooms and charred pistachios

in greek mythology, gods and goddesses eat ambrosia as their primary form of sustenance. it's never clarified what ambrosia actually is, physically, but i'm betting that it changes based on the preferred tastes of the consumer. i'm thinking that this risotto is probably what ambrosia tastes like to gaia (mother earth). it tastes like.. a forest? a creamy, [...]