Author Archives: Jen's Confectionary

Fearless Frying

Abandoning Perfection I stood there in the kitchen with the clock ticking. Being the weekend and the first night of Chanukah, I was contractually obligated to turn out some latkes, but that isn’t so exciting anymore. I wanted something sweet, … Continue reading

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The Mac and Cheese that Wasn’t

The first time I had this dish, I was incredibly disappointed… Many years ago, someone brought a “mac and cheese” to our house. The anticipation of creamy, cheesy goodness welled in my palate, but then I lifted the foil wrapped … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I’ve been busy, honest! Life has definitely intervened to keep me from composing well thought-out and manicured blog posts. As a compromise, I’ve been (and will continue to be) active on Instagram and Facebook. I might just be, also, picking … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

This year’s occurrence of the geeky new tradition, Pi Day, coincided with a rare snow day in the Northeastern U.S. and I had an unlikely opportunity to throw myself into a little baking to celebrate. Cherry Pi’s – As individual, … Continue reading

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Constructive Failures

This weekend presented me with a low-pressure opportunity to try some creative things that were new to me. Some were spectacular, visual failures, and others turned out relatively acceptable. I did learn a lot of things along the way, though, … Continue reading

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PB Pavlova

I hear it’s sacrilege, but that hasn’t stopped my oven before… Coming from a fluffernutter culture, meringue and peanut butter make an intriguing combination I’ve been having fun experimenting with. In this case, I went for a pavlova with a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Swiss Meringue Roses

Pssst – you can pipe Italian and Swiss meringue pretty much like piping butter cream… Pass it on I keep falling in love with meringues in new ways. I wanted to do something easy for a recent event, but be … Continue reading

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Desperation + Inspiration

F@&% it. I’ll just make brownies. It was getting late in the evening, the night before I’d committed to “bake something” (well, yeah…) for a little brunch with friends the next day. I can’t well recall what had kept me … Continue reading

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Nerf Cake

I got to have some fun making a cake themed around a Nerf birthday party. I struggled on a creative direction, but decided to go more traditional.

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Mouna

In my renewed adventures with yeast, I got to try out something that’s been intriguing me from a cook book I’ve had for a few years. Mouna It was described as an Algerian bread for Shabbat, though some quick, additional … Continue reading

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