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Cocoa Butter Ice Cream Tales

July 6, 2017

White chocolate isn’t correctly named. It is actually cocoa butter, milk, sugar and an emulsifier. Missing the beautiful cocoa powder, I felt that white chocolate was both unnecessary and unwanted.

I was wrong. So wrong. Yes, eating it alone is gross and boring, but pairing a white chocolate block with the right ingredient turns a Taylor Swift into a Janet Jackson–multi-faceted, one of a kind, and amazing.

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Happy National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

April 20, 2017

Now With Booze!

Here’s how to make yourself feel less guilty for eating cake … and then make it more naughty. This is my take on the Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Save a slice for yourself and send the rest to your friends and co-workers. They will appreciate the slight alcohol buzz with the sugar rush. If you do bring it to work, serve a piece to your manager before you ask for a raise. It cannot hurt your chances.

Its also 420 Day, but that’s not entirely legal in Pennsylvania yet. So if you cannot legally indulge in one vice here’s another (which is ironic): Alcohol
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Rising from the Flames to Run a 5K

April 4, 2017

It pretty much sums up the past few months. The beginning of the year I closed The Pastry Prophet and that means closing all my business accounts, notifying customers, and getting my affairs in order. What I thought it would feel like is a breaking of a love affair at most or at least saying goodbye to a loved one.

It was neither. It felt like letting go of a boulder. What also surprised me is that I wasn’t in pain for letting all my hard work go. I did feel guilt. I spent so many years working, fighting, and feeding my dream, but it didn’t pan out. Not all dreams come true.

But …

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