Quarantine Things

The wild, the weird, the unknown, the uncertain — the world. These past few weeks have been a lot. Being forced under a mask of quarantine has made me hyper-aware of who I am and what I stand for. I sit in seconds of introspection, forced to evaluate myself as a person — and sometimes […]

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Blueberry Lemon Cookies

My family. My faith. My friends. My home. My education. My life. There is so much I am grateful for. There is so much that brings me hope and happiness. However, remembering these things becomes harder when the world is becoming more and more gloomy. The world is not ending, but that’s not what scares […]

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Tres Leches {the easy way}

Hello, friends. I have an exam tomorrow, but I am being the most wise and writing this blog post instead. I was supposed to take this exam before spring break, but then COVID-19 happened, and, well, it never happened. I have studied for this exam for so long. I have no idea what else to […]

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March Things

This March is unlike any other. I’m sure this March was also unlike any March you have experienced. You’re either A) at home in quarantine, or B) on the frontlines providing necessary services during this uncertain time—I’m looking at you healthcare professionals, food suppliers, super market employees, journalists, etc. I fall in A. I’m in […]

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Chocolate Brownie {for one}

How many brownies, cookies, cakes, and breads can one bake? The answer for me is — infinity. I can bake all day, every second, and still want to bake more. However, during this time, I’m not sure that it would be wise for me to make a limitless amount of desserts — when my house […]

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Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

This year has turned out to be memorable—and not in a way I ever imagined. The words isolation, quarantine, online, and virus inundate the news. It’s scary, but I’m trying to find the silver lining in all of this. So, what am I grateful for today? I have the opportunity to spend time with my […]

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Lemon Loaf

Would you believe me if I said that this loaf has changed my life? Well, it has. It is unbelievably easy to make, and undeniably delicious to eat. It is soft and firm, tangy and sweet; it is everything. My brother was craving lemon loaf one night, so we did what anyone would do — […]

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Brownie Waffles

Sunday nights home for break are my absolute favorite. Sundays are lazy, yet productive. You spend time getting ready for the week but also take moments just for yourself. In my family, we have a recipe adventure every Sunday. Usually, my dad asks my brothers and me what we would like to eat. Then he […]

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Classic Shortbread

Shortbread. A butter based cookie with just the perfect amount of sweetness. The semester is over as I mentioned in this post. The start of winter break has been incredibly busy. My cousin got married this December — and if you know anything about the South Asian culture, then you know that weddings last for […]

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Fifth Semester In Review {Fall 2019}

The semester is over (finally). Every time I write my reflections in one of these college review posts, I am shocked. Shocked by how fast time has gone. Shocked by how much I’ve grown. Shocked by how much I’ve experienced. The word that defines this semester is bittersweet (me, the baker, referring to a type […]

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