Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mexican Brownie Tequila Cupcakes

Happy Halloween everyone! October's been a crazy busy month, but what month isn't busy in grad school? Good thing this month ends with being able to dress up and bake adorable Halloween-themed cupcakes!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Butter and jam thumbprint cookies

So, I pretty much have fallen by behind in updating this blog, but I'm still baking every week!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Caramel apple cookies

Fall is finally (almost) here, which means it's time for all the fall baking spices and flavors! Apples, pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg - all my favorite ingredients to wok with!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Peach Pie Cupcakes

Facebook kindly reminded me this morning that I had been at MIT for a year now, showing me a picture of my roommate and I posing with the mascot, Tim the beaver. On one hand, it's kind of hard to believe that it's already been a year - it felt like the months flew by! On the other hand, I also somehow feel like I've been in Cambridge forever and that I'm definitely used to my life here now.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Strawberry macarons

Macarons are one of my favorite things to bake. Yes, they can be a little time consuming and require some planning, but there are so many different flavors and decorations that can be done with them! Today's flavor is strawberry!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Key Lime Pies

Baking in my new kitchen has been great, but while I've been making a lot of things, I haven't been as good about updating the blog with the recipes. July turned out to be a relatively busy month, between settling into the new house, traveling, lab, and just general life stuff.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Coconut macaroons

So life hasn't gotten any less busy since my last post - my roommates and I recently moved from the grad dorms into a real house! Packing everything up was a little hectic, but with the help of my generous friends, we managed to get everything out the door, into the car, and over to the new place.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Piña colada cupcakes

It's been awhile since my last update, huh? The last month or so has been relatively hectic - finishing up crazy class projects, figuring out what I'm actually doing in lab, and attempting to study for my grad school qualification exams. Despite all of this, I still managed to find time to bake at least once a week, but just wasn't able to find time (or motivation) to post any of the recipes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blueberries and cream cupcakes

I can (hesitatingly) say now that spring is finally, finally here! At last, it's warm enough for me to run along the Charles in the morning and for me to ride my bike into work. Another plus with the warmer weather is better produce - meaning better fruits and vegetables for me to cook and bake with!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Oatmeal raisin peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

The students from my department put on a talent show this week, and as my talent, I entered six dozen baked goods for everyone to taste. Not really a performance talent, but no one in the audience was complaining!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Triple chocolate coconut cupcakes (for Easter!)

So the month of March just slipped by, didn't it? Between school, life, and lab, I did manage to find plenty of time to bake, but unfortunately never got around to documenting it into this blog. It's a shame because I really wanted to show off the MIT beaver cake pops I made for recruitment weekend, the ginger apple pear pie I made for Pi Day, and the Irish Car Bomb cupcakes I made for St. Patrick's Day, but it didn't make sense to post them after the relevant holiday was long over.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cinnamon Nutella muffins

"What's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?"

That was the question we mused over as we munched on these little pastries. The general consensus was that cupcakes are sweeter than muffins. Also, that cupcakes were more cake-like and muffins were more bread-like (and could be used for savory flavors as well). These muffins though, were quite sweet as they were pretty thoroughly dunked in cinnamon sugar and filled with Nutella.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lemon meringue pie

I love pie (as should everyone), but they aren't really my favorite thing to make. With the ultimate Pi Day of 3/14/15 coming up though, I feel like it's something I should learn how to make better. Here's one of my attempts at that!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Snowball cookies

With all the snow outside, it was only appropriate that I bake something honoring the winter. So today, we have snowball cookies!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fondue party

Long time no update! It's been a busy (and snowy) couple of weeks, with the start of classes and the never-ending snowfall. It seems like my days were either stuck indoors while it stormed outside or racing around in lab scrambling to make up the lost time from snow days.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Superbowl 2015 prank cupcakes

I'm not one for football, but I will watch the Superbowl every year. It's great hanging out with friends, eating greasy food, and yelling at the TV. And of course, it gives me an excuse to bake something Superbowl-themed!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Apple pie (baked in apples)

As I said in my last post, I've been working on more basic recipes - figuring out the perfect chocolate chip cookie, the perfect yellow cupcake, the perfect brownie, etc. While all that is fun (and yummy), I get bored and occasionally need to make a more non-conventional recipe.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Peppermint brownies

It's been a long time since I last updated with a new recipe. Between finals, the holidays, and all the travel that I've been doing, I've still managed to find time to bake, but those were all old recipes I already blogged about. It's about time I try something new.