Teatime Kisses

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Who doesn’t love meringue, the light, sweet result of whipping air into egg whites? Meringue is fantastic atop cupcakes, in pies and even by the spoonful. But baking meringue elevates it to another level. Sweet, airy meringue cookies are an elegant afternoon snack perfect for an afternoon tea. Since experiencing my first afternoon tea in London last year, I have been fascinated by the tradition, and I would proudly serve my meringues at any afternoon tea in the British capital.

Inspired by British company Meringue Girls, I decided to create my own flavor of meringues, one that I had not yet seen: Earl Grey.

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The Booze is Out There

I want to imbibe.

Today, October 13th, is Fox Mulder’s birthday.

Who is Fox Mulder, you may ask? He’s the male lead of the greatest sci-fi show to ever exist: The X-Files. The X-Files is inexplicably my favorite show in the world, and Mulder’s birthday is a day before mine, so you can understand why I had to celebrate the occasion in some fashion.

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Blueberry Bonanza

A few years ago, I made a small batch of blueberry preserves for my Super Bowl-themed cupcakes. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with preserving. Preserving is so easy. Now that I’ve done it a few times, I wonder why anyone bothers to buy preserves.

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Doin’ the Tea-quila Twist

Life has been busy lately. I started my last semester of college a month ago and time is flying by. Still, I’ve managed to make some time for friends and fun. My roommate and I hosted a back-to-school party a few weeks ago and I, of course, made cocktails for our guests. The weather has been so temperamental and the day of the party brought a sticky, unpleasant heat. Why doesn’t DC understand that it’s September?!

This drink, which I call the Tea-quila Twist, was the perfect way to cool down.

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Put the lime in the coconut…

Since my 21st birthday, making cocktails has been one of my favorite hobbies. Usually I stick with classic cocktails, but occasionally I invent my own. This weekend I picked up a bottle of Cruzan Key Lime Rum on my walk home, invited some friends over, and my “Loconut” (a crazy good combination of lime and coconut) cocktail was born.

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Simple Sandwiches

Sandwiches: they’re a staple in the American culinary repertoire. These handheld meals – whether we’re talking about the classics, like peanut butter and jelly, or something more innovative, like New York City’s newest obsession, the ramen burger – are beloved.

As a college student, I often turn to sandwiches as an easy midday meal. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about two of my favorites: a spiced fruit-and-cheese baguette and a twist on grilled cheese.

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