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Rustic Blackberry Galettes

In Fruit Desserts On July 20, 2014 3 Comments

I made these blackberry galettes for a potluck last week and my friends have been raving about them ever since. Who knew a last-minute thrown-together dessert would be… Read More »

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American Flag Icebox Cookies

In Cookies On June 28, 2014 4 Comments

As an immigrant, I never miss a chance to celebrate American Holidays. Today’s cookie project celebrates the beautiful American Flag with a fun and foolproof icebox technique. Here… Read More »

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Strawberry Molded Cookies

In Cookies On June 11, 2014 3 Comments

It’s been way too long since my last post but I am finally back in the kitchen. Yay! Turns out that making cookie dough is a bit like… Read More »

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Tiny Robot Cookies

In Cookies On January 7, 2014 10 Comments

My friend James is as obsessed with robots as I am with monkeys. It’s kind of our thing. He’s robot. I’m monkey. We’re grown ass dudes and we’re… Read More »

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Frosted Snowflakes Cookies

In Cookies On December 20, 2013 0 Comments

Did you know that all snowflakes have 6 sides? I was gathering my cutters for today’s project when I realized I’d never noticed that before. I mean, I… Read More »

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Christmas Carols Cookies

In Cookies On December 18, 2013 0 Comments

Christmas music has been blasting at my house for over a week now and so far no one has cracked. Success! Today’s cookie project will have you singing… Read More »

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Holiday Giveaway: Swiss Diamond Griddle

In Breads, Other Treats On December 16, 2013 10 Comments

Wanna get an awesome griddle just in time for the holidays? Well we’ve got you covered… A few months ago I got this amazing griddle made by a… Read More »

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Free Printable: Gingerbread Treat Boxes

In Free Printables On December 13, 2013 2 Comments

Christmas is all about giving so I had to make you a little something you could share with your loved one. Today’s free printable can hold all kinds… Read More »

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Christmas Sugars

In Other Treats On December 11, 2013 0 Comments

Making sugars in shapes other than a cube makes me all kinds of happy and this Christmas edition is no exception. Sugars are so easy to make that… Read More »

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Bringing Home the Tree

In Cookies On December 10, 2013 2 Comments

Picking the perfect tree has got to be one the most fun activities leading up to Christmas. Well, at least for me =) See, being a total OCD… Read More »

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Gingerbread Train

In Cookies On December 3, 2013 13 Comments

The holidays are finally here!!! And what better way to start December than with gingerbread cookies? Today’s cookie project takes the classic gingerbread cookie to a whole new… Read More »

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Top 10 Gift Ideas for Bakers under $20

In Tutorials On November 29, 2013 2 Comments

It’s that time of year again. Trees are up, stores are crowded and many of us wonder what to get our fellow bakers for Christmas this year. There… Read More »

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Thanksgiving Place Card Cookies

In Cookies On November 22, 2013 5 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A whole day dedicated to friends, family and food sounds just about right. I am never really sure what to eat… Read More »

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Argyle Pumpkin Cookies

In Cookies On November 19, 2013 8 Comments

Yay, I’m baking again! I know, it’s been a while since my last post and I feel really bad about it. Apparently some of my friends started counting… Read More »

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Maple Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

In Cookies On October 18, 2013 3 Comments

If you are a fan of maple syrup, today’s cookie will rock your world. Picture this: a nice layer of maple buttercream sandwiched between 2 crispy little cookies…. Read More »

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Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

In Other Treats On October 9, 2013 2 Comments

You know when you make something so good you cannot wait for everyone to try it? Well that’s how I feel about these Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows. The best… Read More »

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Pumpkin Pie Cookies

In Cookies, Fruit Desserts, Tarts and Pies On October 3, 2013 1 Comment

For my third pie cookie concept, I went with the obvious choice for this time of year: Pumpkin Pie! Pumpkin pie cookies were a tough one to figure… Read More »

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Apple Pie Cookies

In Cookies, Fruit Desserts, Tarts and Pies On October 1, 2013 12 Comments

Fall is here, and it only means one thing: it’s Pie Season!!! Apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie. I love them all. If you’ve been following SweetExplorations, you… Read More »

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Autumn Maple Leaves Cookies

In Cookies On September 26, 2013 4 Comments

When friends in the NorthEast weigh the pros and cons of living in California, one factor that is sure to come up is how much they’d miss the… Read More »

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“Get Better” Zelda Heart Cookies

In Cookies On September 24, 2013 2 Comments

What do you do when your geek roommate has shoulder surgery and can’t play video games for a few weeks? You make him Zelda Heart Cookies, that’s what…. Read More »

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Bride & Groom Cookies

In Cookies On September 19, 2013 2 Comments

Who knew weddings could be so stressful? OK before my Mom calls me in happy tears, no, I am not getting married. My friend Mary is. And the… Read More »

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“Home is Where the Heart Is” Cookies

In Cookies On September 16, 2013 4 Comments

My friend Will is in town from NYC and I had to make him something sweet to celebrate. My inspiration was pretty easy. See, Will is super social…. Read More »

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Balloon Animal Cookies

In Cookies On September 12, 2013 6 Comments

I don’t know what it is about balloon animals that makes me so happy but I always have to stop and watch whenever I see a street performer… Read More »

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Melting Popsicle Cookies

In Cookies On September 10, 2013 3 Comments

Summer is only starting in San Francisco (goodbye fog) and it only means one thing: ICE CREAM!!! So for a fresh take on this frozen treat, here are… Read More »

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Free Printable: Popcorn bucket

In Free Printables On September 5, 2013 0 Comments

After posting pictures of the popcorn cookies, I got a bunch of emails asking me when I’d found the tiny popcorn buckets I used in the photos. Like… Read More »

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Movie Night Cookies

In Cookies On September 3, 2013 3 Comments

As much as my friends expect to find freshly baked cookies at my house on any major holidays, I find that baking sweets for casual get-together’s can be… Read More »

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Baby Octopus Cookies

In Cookies On August 29, 2013 2 Comments

I hope everyone is having a great summer. It’s been way too many days since my last post so I hope the cuteness overload of today’s cookies will… Read More »

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Cookie Garlands

In Cookies On July 25, 2013 2 Comments

Summer is in full swing! Time to eat some BBQ, get a tan and use every possible excuse to have a party. When it comes to party tables,… Read More »

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Butterscotch Eclairs

In Other Treats On July 18, 2013 3 Comments

My friend Aileen is an amazing baker and she takes her craft seriously. Invite her for dinner and don’t be surprised to see her arrive with 3 different… Read More »

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Zebra Brownies

In Cakes, Chocolate On July 15, 2013 3 Comments

This past May I went to Europe for a well-deserved vacation, visit family….and pretty much eat my weight in bread and butter. 10 pounds later, I am back… Read More »

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Cool Summer Cookies

In Cookies On July 11, 2013 5 Comments

Sometimes the most simple ideas make for the best cookies. I don’t know what it is. Maybe after spending weeks piping royal icing into intricate designs and hunting… Read More »

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Lattice Pie Cookies

In Cookies On July 8, 2013 19 Comments

You have to love the fact that everything is in season right now. Strawberries, peaches, raspberries…I can’t get enough. Obviously, one of the best ways to enjoy summer… Read More »

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Yummy Tummy Teddy Bear Cookies

In Cookies On July 5, 2013 9 Comments

If you follow my Facebook feed, you know that I am obsessed with Japanese dollar stores. They are filled with unique kitchen tools and cutesy everything. During my… Read More »

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Independence Day Balloon Cookies

In Cookies On July 1, 2013 3 Comments

As far back as I can remember, it was always my dream to live in the USA. I could not shake it. Something inside my heart was telling… Read More »

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Homemade Granola Bars

In Other Treats On May 22, 2013 1 Comment

Just one more week and I will be on my way to France to visit family and eat my weight in cheese. But before then, I want to… Read More »

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Cupcakes on the Go!

In Cupcakes On May 13, 2013 4 Comments

Cupcakes are delicious but transporting them can be stressful. We’ve all experienced it. You bake a delicious base, you pipe buttercream in a pretty swirl, you carefully place… Read More »

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Mother’s Day Tattoo Cookies

In Cookies On May 8, 2013 3 Comments

My Mom is pretty Rock n’ Roll so these tattoo cookies are perfect for her. Growing up, most of my friends’ moms were into pink fluffy stuff. My… Read More »

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Free Printables: Gingham Cupcake Wrappers

In Free Printables On May 2, 2013 3 Comments

So I got a lot of emails about the Gingham Cupcake Wrappers I used for my Butterfly Cupcakes. Seems like I am not the only gingham fan out… Read More »

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Butterfly Cupcake Topper Cookies

In Cookies, Cupcakes On April 30, 2013 6 Comments

I love cupcake toppers. You just pick a theme, plop them into plain cupcakes and you got yourself a party. I just feel bad throwing them away after… Read More »

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French Chouquettes

In Breads, Other Treats On April 25, 2013 6 Comments

I was watching a French TV show on homemade treats the other day and one of the recipes was for chouquettes. Chou-what? Yes, I know. If you live… Read More »

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