The Boastful Baker

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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

May 6, 2012
by Melissa
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The best French macarons in France?

Before we ever set foot in Paris, I knew that we would be headed to two famous French pastry shops, Pierre Hermé and Ladurée, to sample French macarons. Just in case you haven’t tried a French macaron yet, they are … Continue reading

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

July 19, 2010
by Melissa
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I’m a mocha nut. I also like bad puns.

I love the taste of chocolate mixed with coffee. In desserts. But not in beverages. That’s right, I don’t care for mocha in beverage form. But I cannot get enough of it in desserts. Coffee in its various forms (actual … Continue reading