Category Archives: Cupcakes

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016! This year marks the end of my job at GB as an Engineer and the beginning of something new. I don’t know yet what that looks like but I feel blessed to have this opportunity to spend my days with Immy while working on some projects. In the meantime, I decided to keep […]

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

This is a re-post from my former food blog Purple Yamhill. I finally decided that I am not cut out for food blogging. I like the freedom of writing about anything and everything I can think of rather than about just one topic. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts but whenever I order it […]

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This Weekend

Hello spring sunshine! I made assorted cupcakes to celebrate the arrival of our friends Curtis and Jennifer’s little Blake. The flavors were cocoa almond (Trader Joe’s answer to Nutella), tiramisu, and strawberry jam. Our seed farm is looking good! Brunch last Sunday at Kenny and Zuke’s. Salmon hash with poached eggs. Mulder at a recent […]

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Tuscan Bean Stew

I found this recipe from The Best International Recipe cookbook but it is also available at the Cook’s Illustrated website. I modified it slightly to suit our tastes. Instead of soaking the bread, I topped each bowl with croutons just before serving. I also substituted chicken broth for water. This stew hit the spot on […]

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Dallas Family and Friends

I had a wonderful time visiting family and friends and looking forward to my next visit. Here are some random pictures that I took with my Canon G12. I wanted to take my Nikon D90 but thought I would save space but maybe I should have. Somehow the G12 likes to use high ISO and […]

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Another Culinary Tour

One of our favorite things to do around Portland is to go on a DIY culinary tour, usually with our friend Chad. Here are excerpts from our last one on Saturday Dec 10th. We started with lunch at Good Food Here On Belmont. I got some shrimp tempura hand roll and udon soup from Sushi […]

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German Chocolate Cake

This was my first ever “real” cake made from scratch. After checking several cookbooks and food blogs, I finally selected David Lebovitz’s recipe. I followed the recipe exactly except that I only made a half portion for a 6″ cake. I also made the mistake of not using up all the syrup so there were […]

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Chocolate Festival

The Chocolate Festival is being held for the benefit of the World Forestry Center. What a way to indulge your chocolate cravings and help a good cause. January 21- 23, 2011 at the OREGON CONVENTION CENTER First things first. Lunch was at Bunk Sandwiches where I had the house specialty Cubano Pork Belly Sandwich. It […]

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Cupcakes and Cookies at Work

Most workplaces are dominated by store-bought cookies, cakes with fake frosting, and greasy donuts. Mine on the other hand is full of homemade goodies that are pretty and delicious! This one was made by the wife of an executive in the company. A vanilla cupcake with coconut flakes and chocolate. One time she made some […]

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Carrot Cupcakes

As you know, we recently harvested the last batch of carrots from our garden. I have more carrots than I know what to do with, so I thought about making a cake. This recipe from smitten kitchen seems easier than making a big cake so I tried it. I made a few changes and they came […]

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