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TWD: Baking with Julia ~ Rugelach!

March 6, 2012
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Hello friends! I am back with my first post as a Tuesdays with Dorie member. This group will be baking from the cookbook Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan and this week’s recipe is rugelach. The dough is made with cream cheese and its filled with an apricot lekvar, chopped dried fruit, nuts and chocolate chips.

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#MuffinMonday: Triple Chocolate Muffins.

February 13, 2012
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I tried to get in the Valentine’s mood with this post. I haven’t made any cute heart shaped food this year [maybe I'll plan for next year's V's day] so this is all you will get from me *update: my friend Micaela just pointed out the heart shaped baked donuts I made yesterday. OOPS.* I think […]

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Tangerine Cointreau Cake.

January 25, 2012
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Last Saturday I went to see the sakura [cherry blossoms] with my cousins. Sakuras only grow in Constanza and the trees are taken care of by the japanese community. We  went from Constanza to Jarabacoa  and brought home organic yuca, tangerines, sour oranges, chayotes, avocados and lots of watercress [check out this amazing watercress field!]

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Muffin Monday: Blueberry Muffins!

January 16, 2012
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So glad I could join #MuffinMonday bakers this week. Much love to Anuradha who makes this possible and takes care of the roundups week after week, check out her awesome baked goods on her blog BakerStreet

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Banana mini bundt cakes

January 13, 2012
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December was bundt baking month. I got a new bundt pan from Music Man [along with this pink beauty and other rad kitchen stuff] and for Christmas I got myself two more: medium and mini. The other day I saw a bunch of bananas with black spots on my counter and I knew it was the perfect […]

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Sugar, spice and everything nice!

December 11, 2011
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I made these cookies the next day Donna posted them on her blog. Some people I know don’t like gingerbread because of the molasses so this seemed like a great recipe to try. Even my little cousin who only likes my vanilla cookies tried them and said they were good. Picky eater approved :) 

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Muffin Monday: Chocolate Nutella Brownie Muffins!

December 5, 2011
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These muffins are so rich and decadent I would recommend for dessert instead of breakfast. Recipe calls for chopped pistachios which I substituted for chopped hazelnuts, I beautified them with some dulce de leche and a strawberry on top. As usual my sister was the taste tester along with the people who work at the […]

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Eggnog Bundt Cake with Vanilla Rum Glaze

December 3, 2011
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Yesterday I said on my FB page “eggnog = no thanks!” and most people agreed with me, both on Twitter and FB. Two of them told me to try coconut nog which im guessing is a version of puerto rican coquito, but I just don’t like the thick pudding-like texture and the flavor of eggnog. […]

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Cranberry-lime-crystallized ginger quick bread with lime glaze

November 19, 2011
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I bought fresh cranberries last week at the supermarket and yesterday going through my Google reader I found two recipes I wanted to try: Donna‘s cranberry liqueur [infused booze, anyone?] and Dara‘s glazed cranberry quick bread with crystallized ginger. I have no vodka at home, in fact, I need it to refill my homemade vanilla […]

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Muffin Monday: Gingerbread Muffins!

November 14, 2011
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I love starting my week with a #muffinmonday post we are now baking holiday muffins, I really liked this recipe which yielded 12 perfect domed muffins that were enjoyed by my Yôga buddies along with this moist pumpkin bundt cake with buttermilk icing

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