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allisi

  • Favorite foods: Homemade cookies, almond butter& banana oatmeal, coffee, chinese coconut buns, pb&banana sandwiches, falafel,
  • Last bite on earth: A freshly baked, super dense chocolate chip cookie paired with a cup of expertly roasted coffee.

Bake the Book: Levi Roots' Sweet

Pinapple upside down cake

New Ways to Prepare Oatmeal

Bananas+nut butter+cinnamon= my favorite combination.
I also like it with shredded coconut and pineapple for a more tropical flavor. Oatmeal is super versatile, you can add basically anything.

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is amazing! It's everything I've ever wanted to know about cookie-making all in one place. I love it. Thank you very much!

Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes (Fung Li Su)

I love these! I wonder if they'd ship okay?

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Can pie count as a side dish? Thanksgiving for me is always about the desserts.

Pumpkin Butter Tea Cakes with Orange Glaze

Oh I can't wait to try this! I love baking mini sweet breads because technically the whole loaf is one serving. Yeah, I'm stingy with my sweets...

Which Milk Is Best for Coffee?

I've found that half&half mixes the best with coffee, and adds enough sweetness that I don't need to add any sugar.

Shipping cakes

Thanks for all of the suggestions guys! I think I'm going to try a pound cake. Hopefully, it will taste good enough that they'll forgive any squashed appearance.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Mint chocolate chip ice cream, but there was this cinnamon gelato that I will always remember with fondness.

Open Thread: What's Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie Texture?

Hot and melty fresh out of the oven. Not raw, though, never raw.

Your favorite pancake/topping?

Strawberry jam or granulated sugar. I don't like how syrup tends to make the pancakes soggy.

Taste Test: All the Nut-Based Milks from Three Trees

If you think about it, the calorie count per bottle isn't much different from that of regular milk (~150 calories per serving) and there's two serving per bottle.It's like going going to Starbucks (calorie-wise).

Cereal Eats: The Virtue of "UnSweet" Cereals

Heritage flakes!

What Else Can You Make with Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate?

I make oatmeal and pancakes with left over coffee. You know, for that added kick...

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

With a splash of half&half and a dusting of cinnamon

Win a Copy of 'Left Coast Roast'

I was never much of a coffee-drinker growing up but I would watch my parents grind and brew their own coffee every single morning. When I moved away from home for college, I suddenly had coffee cravings. They might have been due to sleep deprivation, but in reality it was probably just homesickness.

I would hop around from coffee shop to coffee shop so that I could "study". I gradually became a caffeine-addict and somewhat of a coffee snob. Eventually, I hit up this one place that makes this drink with three shots of espresso and half&half....it was delicious. I think that drink is what coffee should be: it provided the perfect level of comfort and alertness.

When my parents came to visit I took them there and they loved it. They insist on going there every time they visit.

Noosa Yoghurt: Australian-Style Yogurt Gets In On The Game

The strawberry rhubarb flavor is so delicious!I also prefer not to mix in the fruit because the yogurt is great on its own.
I love Fage greek yogurt but Noosa is so much more indulgent and doesn't have that sour cream taste that some greek yogurts have.

Wake and Bake: Lemon Glazed Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

I used this recipe to make lemon poppy seed muffins and they were so delicious I ate three in one sitting! I love the tartness of the glaze.

Shipping cakes

I have shipped cookies to friends across the country before, but I was considering shipping little spice cakes for the holidays.
Do you guys have favorite cakes for shipping? Or would you not recommend it?