In Which I Ate a Cronut

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Hundreds of new recipes are added to restaurant menus every day across New York City. But every once in a while, THE recipe is added to a menu--a dish or an item that hits the city's hungry clientele in the just the right way, and becomes the next high-demand food item. Dominique Ansel hit gold with their cronut, a donut/croissant phenomenon that's been around for almost a year and still sells out within an hour of the bakery opening every morning. My partner-in-crime Maia and I ...

Crazed for Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

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I'm not the first to put two and two together--or should I say two and one together in the case of these triply-boozed cupcakes--to transform the classic Irish Car Bomb cocktail recipe into a cupcake. Similar recipes sweep the web and dominate Pinterest. What's more, I made this recipe almost two weeks after the Irish holiday during which about 95% of all Car Bomb cupcakes have likely ever been made. And yet, earlier this week I found myself yearning to make a boozy cupcake for a ...

Extra Special Brownies

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And then came the morning I woke up and decided the only suitable way to spend my time was to bake the most indulgent brownie I possibly could. Sometimes, we just have mornings like that. So, as one would, I got out of bed and googled, "the most indulgent brownie recipe ever," went to the grocery store, and then baked up something that was indeed quite magical. Indulging every now and then, in my opinion, is necessary for humans to feel human. If we constantly deny ourselves ...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Chocolate-Covered Shortbread

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It's not the star drooping slightly at the top of our Christmas tree. It's not the multi-colored packages spilling out beneath it. It's not the lights winking at me as I walk down the street. It's not even the snow lying (ever-so-sparsely) on the ground. When it comes to Christmastime at my family's house, the most anticipated, highly demanded and absolutely necessary component to making Christmas feel like Christmas is...homemade Chocolate-Covered Shortbread. It's a tradition. It's loved by all, even Santa (I have photographic evidence to prove ...

A Blogiversary, and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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As it were, this strange conglomeration of food and anecdote that is my blog has been visible to the public eye for two years now. Yes, it's the tasty tRuth's second blogiversary. How exactly does one celebrate a second blogiversary, you might ask? I certainly asked. I tried to remember what my own second birthday consisted of, and because I couldn't, I allowed myself to piece together a very touching imagine of baby Ruthie lovingly strapped into a high chair. I'm wearing a frilly pink outfit, ...

A Love Story, and Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

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Last Valentine's Day, I let you in on my love affair with Beets. It's safe to say our relationship has only grown stronger since those chocolate beet cupcakes first came into existence, but the time has come to tell the tasty tRuth: Almond Butter has officially swept me off my feet. We're pretty tight. AB is always hanging around my apartment--in fact, he's never not there, and I don't mind one bit. Sometimes we cook together and when we do, our friends are impressed by how ...

A Few Sweet Bites

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A short but very sweet post with a few treats I stumbled on sought out in New York City. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a bite of any one of these desserts is worth eternal happiness; puppies; rainbows. Gingerbread Man cupcake from Butter Lane. Holy delicious frosting. Sipping Hot Chocolate from City Bakery. I think the last time I had a sugar rush like the one I experienced after drinking this was when I was five years old a broke into the cookie jar. ...