Baked Chinese New Year Cake (烤年糕)

Chinese New Year was nearly two months ago, so I realize that this post is completely untimely. However, nobody ever said that it has to be Chinese New Year to eat this stuff so here I am… with some disclaimers.

Chinese New Year Cake

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Avocado Bruschetta

There is definitely no shortage of sweets or desserts available in college (often free, and who can resist free?!). Also considering the fact that the only edible food found at our dining hall is carbs (pizza, pasta, and cookies), my desire to bake cupcakes or cook my go-to pasta dishes when I come home kind of goes down the drain. Instead, I crave healthy things like edamame and spinach… Crazy. I know.

Avocado Bruschetta

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Chocolate Almond Rugelach

Chocolate Almond Rugelach

I’m not Jewish, but when I was little I asked my friend’s mom if I could be an honorary Jew after she introduced me to latkes (with applesauce – yum) and rugelach. Not to mention that eight days of presents, chocolate coins, and throwing a lavish bat mitzvah seemed like a sweet deal to my eight year-old self. Obviously, I have since learned that food and/or presents aren’t what being Jewish is about, nor are they very good reasons to convert to a different religion…

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Happy New Year!

Jetpack put together a nifty little Annual Report to review my year of blogging. It’s just crazy to me that two years ago, my family and some friends were the only ones that ever saw what I spent all my free time making a mess in the kitchen for. Now I have readers from 142 different countries?! I literally never would’ve guessed that someone in Madagascar or Romania would have any interest in what I have to say, but I guess food is a universal language.

So – thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting me and my baking adventures in 2013! Every page visit, comment, share, repin, tweet, etc. has helped to spread the word about my little corner of the interwebs. It means the world to me and definitely encourages me to keep doing what I love to do, even if I may not be the most consistent of bloggers. Cheers to another year full of treats and good eats :) Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

(That’s Swedish sparkling cider with pear and lignon berry, FYI… I seriously thought IKEA only sold furniture)

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Creamy Lemon Pasta Salad

It might be Christmas Eve and flurrying as I write this, but that won’t keep me away from the distinctly summery flavors in this pasta – spinach, grape tomatoes lemon… lots of lemon. This time of year, everything red and green is made of sugar, so I guess the spinach and tomatoes in this dish puts a healthier spin on Christmas colors. Not that it was intentional on my part… but we can pretend that I planned it that way.

Creamy Lemon Pasta Salad

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