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Tara
Teacher and foodie turned blogger to share successes and failures in the kitchen.
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Well, well, well... What do we have here?? There are a lot of things to be said and I will do my best over the next week to say them all so that we can reacquant ourselves, but here I am. Back in the flesh with a recipe for you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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It's about time, Friday! Am I right???? This week has been wonderful, and I've nothing to complain about (well, there are things, but I'll keep them to myself), but seriously, my brain is fried. I mean like no neurons firing, can hardly remember my name, please somebody give me some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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You know those weekends where you need a weekend to recover from the weekend? Yeah, that's how this past weekend was for me. MF and I went to a wedding on Long Island for one of his friends from home whose fiancee is from the island. MF and I drove... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Are you a believer that everything happens for a reason? I am. Well, I am now. Because if I hadn't gotten locked out of my house for over an hour on Sunday morning, I wouldn't have this cake to share with you today. :) My sis (not to be confused... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Happy September! Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels like it can't possibly be fall already? And yet, at the same time, totally excited for cool weather, sweatpants, and fall food! I am a creature of the summer - I thrive in the sunshine and I don't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Oh, hi. Do you remember me? Little Asian girl who loves butter, Ryan Gosling, and carbs? I completely understand if you don't -- I know I've been on an extended hiatus from blogging. And while, I could rattle off a list of excuses, the only one you really need to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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May 22nd. For most people, it's just another day. For teachers, it's one day closer to summer vacation. For me, it's a Special Day....my Special Day. May 22nd is the day I was adopted. This day, 29 years ago, I flew halfway around the world, leaving an orphanage in Pusan,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Guys. I'm sorry. I've been a very bad blogger lately. By bad, I mean absent. And I'm sorry. I appreciate your inquiries of concern and your comments that you've been checking, but I haven't posted a new recipe in awhile. Your loyalty is unwavering and I am undeserving. But, sometimes,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Something happened the other night that made me wonder 2 things. First, is chocoholism a real disease? Second, for those of you in relationships, do you remember the defining moment when your relationship crossed the line into intimacy (I'm not talking about physical intimacy) because I'm pretty sure that line... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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It's been so long since we've been weird! I'm so excited!! Let's just get this party started, mmmk? 1. I have gotten 13 hours of sleep total in the past 3 nights. What this means is the sock bun is my new bff, my make-up is going to last forever... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Is it the weekend yet?? I know, I know. It's only Monday. I'm talking crazy talk. I'm not one to wish away time or live for the weekends, and it's not the full 5 day work week with 3 shifts at my second job and 2 early morning meetings and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Look, it's Friday. We made it. The end is in sight. I want to talk about life and tell you lots of things, but we'll save that for next week. All you need to know right now is that I made you rice krispie treats. They're exactly like regular rice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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I am severely suffering from writer's block in this moment. I wrote a whole paragraph about how I love made-up words and acronyms, but it sounded ridiculous so I deleted it. I was writing about made-up words and acronyms because I suspect you might be wondering what a "skookie" is.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Happy Birthday to me! I bought myself some flowers and I baked myself a birthday cake - not because there aren't people who would have happily baked bought me a cake (or flowers), but because I wanted a very specific kind of cake with a very specific frosting. Marshmallow frosting.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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I am in need of some inspiration. Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's staring down the neck of 29 (less than 1 week! GAH). Maybe it's not getting enough sleep last night. I don't know. I'm just ready for a change. Life change. Big. Life. Change. Don't get me wrong,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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January is coming to a close and I can't help but wonder how many people are still holding strong to their resolutions. Judging by the number of people still flocking to the gym in the evenings, I might guess, a lot. My resolutions? Well, I'm cursing less, but haven't stopped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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I would do almost anything to eat a warm piece of this cake right now. I'll spare you the gruesome details, but suffice to say that I have been battling a GI problem since Friday night that has rendered me appetite-less. Those of you who know me know how devastating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
I am borderline euphoric right now. It is Thursday afternoon. My work day is done and all that stands between me and Friday is a bartending shift, but even that can't bring down my happy happy mood! I promise I'll share a ridiculous recipe with you tomorrow (one that caused... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Poor pound cake. Who likes pound cake? Everyone. Who ever thinks to bake pound cake? No one. Pound cake is such an underrated overlooked dessert. Have you ever heard someone say, "gosh I have such a craving for a piece of pound cake." Or, "I got the best dessert last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Oh, hey, hi there. I'm getting back into the swing of blogging recipes (I have so many stock piled for you!) so today I thought we'd go with something really simple, but so delicious just to ease ourselves back into things. I know it's the new year and so many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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Dear Bad Day Be Gone Baking Readers, Thank you for reading. Thank you for being one of the only consistent things in my life this year. You tolerate my extended absences, you laugh at my bad jokes, and you cook/bake with love that inspires me to keep doing this whole... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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This may come as a surprise to you, but I eat a lot of cookies. Oh, I'm sorry. What's that? You're not surprised? You know about my inner cookie-loving fat kid? Cool. The reason why I'm making a point to proclaim my cookie expertise is because the recipe I'm about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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I'm trying to be proactive on the cookie front for you this year. Recent studies have made it clear to me that the people want cookies. And by "recent studies" I mean, I am asked at least once by various people in a variety of places almost everyday whether I've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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HAPPY SATURDAY BAKING!!!! Per the request of my Dreamie, I've linked up all my cookie, bar cookie, brownie, and candy recipes for all you loyal readers looking to get a jump start on your holiday baking this weekend. Whether you're trying out new recipes for Christmas cookies or just satisfying... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking
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I have no doubt that you are probably sick and tired of all things turkey and cranberry, and while I understand your plight, I can not really empathize because I did not have a week's worth of leftovers to enjoy post-Thanksgiving so my turkey and cranberry craving is very much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Bad Day Be Gone Baking