Baking: Blueberry Pound Cake

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Choosing a book to cook every single recipe out of has been difficult, but I love Alton Brown so I decided on his newest cookbook – EveryDayCook. It just has so many different items in it – baking, cooking, and some alcoholic drinks as well.  I’m hoping this will force me to cook more often and be able to document it as well here.  Continue reading “Baking: Blueberry Pound Cake”

#firstof27dresses: Wedding!

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One of my close friends from high school decided to get herself married on July 3rd. I have so many fond memories – mostly from high school when we really became a lot closer. There are a ton of memories of baking cakes at my house – maybe that’s where my love from baking started or just other small things. At the rehearsal and the actual wedding, I’ve seen how much she’s changed and grown since we were in high school.  She’s become such a beautiful person and I missed part of that transformation. I’m so glad I’m back in her life now and able to experience the wedding with her.  Continue reading “#firstof27dresses: Wedding!”

30 by 30: Hot Air Balloon Ride

This was one of the most spontaneous trips I’ve taken. Normally, I’m a type of person to plan everything out before I get to a city and have places I want to go to, or things I want to do each day. Busy season (it’s seriously never ending) and my trip to Chicago had taken a lot out of me so all I had planned was a flight and a hotel room for the weekend. Continue reading “30 by 30: Hot Air Balloon Ride”

30 by 30: 20 Michelin Stars

I enjoy beautiful foods. At most of these Michelin starred places, they take presentation and flavor into consideration. Some of my favorite restaurants have been at these places because they wait on you hand and foot and give you everything you expect from a fine dining experience. I also love to be able to try multiple courses and they portion the dishes out in smaller portions so I can do so. I’ve eaten at more than these if we were going to use current stars, but I decided to just use the amount of stars when I ate at these locations. Continue reading “30 by 30: 20 Michelin Stars”

30 by 30: 100 Things to Eat in SF Before You Die – Completed!

It seems like a strange goal to have (and I know it is), but the 7×7 magazine always put out this amazing looking list and I knew one of my goals when I was first putting my list together would be to try and complete the entire list in the year.  They have a new list yearly, but I thought it would be a very ambitious goal to eat all the restaurants within the year.  There are definitely some places I have been to before this year, but most of places were completed and eaten in this year. I do have some favorite restaurant and dishes, and there are some dishes definitely didn’t deserve a top 100 spot in my mind. It was a lot of fun trying to finish a list of things, but definitely took over my life.  I’ve told my friends I’m never allowed to do these lists again because they’re time consuming and expensive. I’m definitely not made out of money, but it definitely was a fun adventure to have to try these places in  San Francisco.

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#firstof27dresses: Being Asked

It’s been one of my goals to be a part of a wedding party; maybe not 27 weddings but a few. I knew that one of my best friends, Kim, would definitely ask me to be a part of her wedding party, but since she’s currently without a significant other, I wasn’t going to bet on doing that for her within the next year or so.

Recently, I was reconnected with one of my closest high school friends. Long story short, distance between our universities created a rift between the two of us. High school seems forever ago, but we definitely haven’t changed that much since then.

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Check out us at our fake prom!

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