The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

January 12, 2015
by Melissa
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So many jars.

Every Christmas when I sort and package the year’s canned goods to give as gifts, I proclaim that I won’t can so many things the next year. And every year, I fail to can less. This year went a bit … 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

September 4, 2012
by Melissa
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Macaron mania!

My husband and I came back from our trip to Paris in April with an obsession for macarons. Prior to our trip, I had tried macarons from a few different places here in the U.S. and I’d even made my … Continue reading

September 2, 2012
by Melissa
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Lemony Cream Puffs

 I haven’t made a lot of progress lately towards completing all of the items on the Year of Fearless Cooking list that I posted in January. But today I made a Boston cream pie and successfully (I think, we haven’t … Continue reading

July 14, 2012
by Melissa
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Remedy for a dearth of cake.

It’s recently come to my attention that I haven’t baked enough cake this year. I think my husband has been subtly mentioning this for months, but I apparently chose to pretend I didn’t hear him for months. I’m going to … Continue reading