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Blackberry-stained fingers.

Blackberry-stained fingers.

When I was a kid, my family would have this strawberries-and-milk dessert on hot summer nights.  It was delicious and simple, and kind of genius, really.  You just smashed strawberries into a bowl with some condensed milk.  And the liquid at the bottom of the bowl was like strawberry milk.  As an aside, you should … Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake

As a child growing up in suburban Long Island, I wasn’t really exposed to rhubarb. In fact, the first time I experienced rhubarb anything was in northern Michigan, as a 19 year old college student. I think my first reaction was mild confusion. I vaguely recall it tasting like a nondescript fruit-vegetable, and a sour … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Threat

Triple Chocolate Threat

As someone who works in a public school, one of the biggest perks is getting random breaks throughout the year like summer vacation and spring break.  The most recent heavy snowfall marked the beginning of our spring break.  Which, of course, makes… perfect sense.  To celebrate the first weekend of the break and the fact … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cake Balls, What What?

Red Velvet Cake Balls, What What?

Cake balls are really challenging for me to make.  Not even the baking-the-cake-and-making-frosting part… not even the whole melting chocolate and coating the cake balls part…the toughest part is actually shaping the balls into ball-shapes.  The first time I tried to make them, I had 40 quasi-round, different sized balls of cake and frosting.  They were NOT pretty.  … Continue reading