The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

March 26, 2011
by Melissa
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Oatmeal cookies. Raisins not included.

I was not a fan of oatmeal cookies as a child and avoided them for a good chunk of my early adulthood. In those days, if you mentioned oatmeal cookies, I automatically assumed you meant oatmeal raisin cookies as my … Continue reading

January 18, 2011
by Melissa
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I didn’t make these, but you totally should.

For the first time in the history of The Boastful Baker, I’m going to post a recipe for something I haven’t actually cooked or baked myself. Yes, I do eat other people’s food on occasion and sometimes this food is … Continue reading

January 12, 2011
by Melissa
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A cake so good I had to make it four times.

Joel’s birthday was in November and his birthday cake is a very important part of whatever we do each year. Rather than surprising him with a cake that he may or may not wholeheartedly approve of, I usually look for … Continue reading

July 14, 2010
by Melissa
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Either you love it or you don’t.

I’m referring to coconut. Like cilantro, Brussels sprouts or sushi, coconut is one of those foods that people feel strongly about in one direction or the other. Fortunately I’m pro-cilantro, Brussels sprouts and coconut. No, I don’t like sushi. It’s … Continue reading