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“Do you know how difficult it is to make a good pie? . . . God himself can only guess at such things. . . . It's quite hard. Making pies, I mean. You wouldn't think it, but there's quite a lot to process. Bread is easy. Soup is easy. Pudding is easy. But pie is complicated. It's something you never realize until you try it for yourself.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

April 15, 2022

A Very Blood Orange Pound Cake With Icing

I'm a big fan of citrus, whether on its own or in baked goods - and it's always a bit of a disappointment when citrus season ends each year. The best time for many types of oranges and grapefruits ends in February or March, but I'm writing this in April - and luckily, blood oranges […]

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April 7, 2022

Lavender Violet Simple Syrup

This lavender violet simple syrup is herbal and floral. It adds a unique flavor to anything it's added to - I like to use it in iced tea brewed with Harney and Sons Paris Tea. It's the perfect addition to any beverage or dessert.  Ingredients 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup filtered water 2 tablespoons dried culinary […]

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March 24, 2022

Thimblets From Legends & Lattes

I started reading Legends & Lattes because it combines my two favorite things: fantasy and food. I figured the book may lead me to some ideas for recipes, and I was pleasantly surprised by quite how much I adored Thimble - a humanoid mouse who does most of the baking throughout the book. I've rarely […]

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March 1, 2022

A Court Of Thorns And Roses Molten Chocolate

"Though dinner was to be served soon, Alis had a cup of molten chocolate brought up and refused to do anything until I had a few sips. It was the best thing I'd ever tasted." Ingredients Molten chocolate 6.4 ounces 70% dark chocolate, chopped 2 cups whole milk 3 tablespoons white sugar Instructions Step 1 Warm […]

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February 18, 2022

18th Century Hedgehog Dessert Recipe

I made an 18th-century hedgehog-shaped dessert so you don't have to. The original recipe was published in English cookbook author Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy in 1747: "Take two pounds of fweet almonds blanched, beat them well in a mortar, with a little canary and orange-flower water, to keep them […]

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December 10, 2021

Iced Oatmeal Christmas Cookies

I created this Iced Oatmeal Christmas Cookie recipe last year when I was thinking about starting this blog. These cookie are so delicious, and I'm very proud of this recipe. I packed every Christmas flavor I could think of into these cookies. The warm spices go perfectly with the chewy oatmeal base, pecans, and brandy-soaked cranberries. These […]

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September 9, 2021

Shadowlands World of Warcraft Honeyplum Pie

This Honeyplum Pie recipe is inspired by an item I found while exploring Adrenweald in the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion. I was stoked to see Lemonseed, a vendor in the Heart of the Forest, selling Honeyplum Pie - pie is one of my favorite things to make. Although honeyplums don't exist in the real world, […]

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April 15, 2021

A Strawberry Pastry For Meluan Lackless

This Post Contains Spoilers From The Wise Man’s Fear This strawberry pastry recipe was inspired by a scene from chapter sixty-six of The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. When I was on my second readthrough of The Kingkiller Chronicle, I was excited to see the food descriptions at the end of this very plot-heavy […]

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