The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

January 1, 2015
by Melissa
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New Year’s Tradition?

I ended 2014 and began 2015 in the same way that 2013 ended and 2014 began: New Year’s Eve was spent playing board games and drinking bubbly with my husband and my sister-in-law. And on New Year’s Day, I made … Continue reading

March 2, 2013
by Melissa
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Selfless baking (and a banana cake recipe)

I like to share the things I bake with others (by and large, “others” refers to my husband), but I must admit that when I choose what to bake, I almost always choose things that I like. It’s kind of … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
by Melissa
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Enchanted by apples (and by Charlottesville).

It’s been nearly a year since we decided to move to Charlottesville and I can safely say that I’m very pleased with our decision. Every single thing that I thought I would love about this town is true. With each … Continue reading