Baked By The Other Melissa: Apple and Cherry Pie

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In which, I showcase my culinary triumphs and failures while I hone my skills as a baker/cook/pâtissière.

Now, readers: this may come as a shock to you. Until recently, I have never made any sort of fruit pie. Pecan pie? You got it. Chocolate cream pie? Many times. But a basic apple pie? Nope. Never. It could be that I’m actually not the biggest fan of fruit pies, but really, it’s because it never even occurred to me to make one. Until now. Here’s how I did it. Continue reading

Baked By The Other Melissa: Mille-Feuilles, Fruit Tart, Palmiers & More!

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In which, I showcase my culinary triumphs and failures while I hone my skills as a baker/cook/pâtissière.

I spent about two days straight in the kitchen last week coming up with an assortment of French pastries for when I had my friends Kristin, Andrew and others over for a night of pizza and video games. “Video games and french pastries go together?” you might ask. Well, duh. French pastries go with everything! Continue reading

Baked By The Other Melissa: Cinnamon Rolls and Candy Hearts

sandhiracinnamon roll13859833365480In which, I showcase my culinary triumphs and failures while I hone my skills as a baker/cook/pâtissière.

The other day, I attempted my very first experiment with yeast: Cinnamon rolls. I followed a very simple recipe that I found online somewhere (in actuality, I combined a few since some were not that clear) and they came out pretty darn good! Continue reading

I’M BACK!

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As you have indeed guessed, I am well and truly back in the world of blogging! Hurrah! I’ve since thoroughly cleaned up some of the posts still left on the site to make way for new adventures. By *some*, I mean, I left one post (besides my other ‘intro’ post). And I mean, it was difficult to do even that. 2013 is so…..last year. I’m hilarious.

Anyways, hence forth! Time to blog. Also, I’m really old now. Like, I could have had a litter of kids by now AND attended my high school reunion. Okay, okay…not THAT old. I’m still pretty young and vibrant.

Bye first post!