St. Louis gooey butter bars

St. Louis gooey butter bars |

My sister really knows how to plan a weekend visit. Step one, consult with your local Trader Joe’s cashier for the inside scoop on good local tourist spots. Step two, go to the strange place recommended by said cashier and hand-feed goats with baby bottles.  It’s over. She’s won. The place in question, Grant’s Farm, brings

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Wedding cake, part two: Lemon blueberry cake with almond pastry cream

Wedding cake, part two: Lemon blueberry cake with almond pastry cream |

Here’s the thing: this wedding took place on the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle. I live in Boston. As it turns out, those two places are not super close together. The master plan started with six cakes baked in Massachusetts, frozen, packed into a backpack, and flown across the country. What, like

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Wedding cake, part one: Hazelnut cake with chocolate and raspberries

Wedding cake, part one |

My first wedding cake! (Side note: every time I say a phrase beginning with “my first,” I imagine it as a board book introducing toddlers to the subject. This would be a really good one, probably involving mud pies.) I had SO MUCH fun with this project. As the kid who spent days off from

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Basil Parmesan Zucchini Bread

Basil Parmesan Zucchini Bread |

The end of summer hit with a vengeance here this week—last dragon boat race of the season, end of summer hours at work, and a hurricane that brought the first rain in a long time. Dramatic much, Massachusetts? I’m not ready to need pants again! There’s still ice cream to be eaten and s’mores strategy

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