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Baking/Cooking Bucket List

Welllll, my 2016 baking bucket list turned out semi-successful. Although I wasn’t able to finish posts on 2 out of the 10 items, I did make everything on the list, and I quite enjoyed the satisfaction of crossing off items. Because my time is so limited in graduate school, I’ve decided to create a master… Continue reading Baking/Cooking Bucket List

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Stella

I’ve finally put together a post including pictures of Stella, our springer spaniel puppy. I’ve arranged them chronologically for every week or two since we’ve had her, and looking back I can’t believe how much she has grown up already! That short little puppy nose and her chubby legs have been replaced by a longer… Continue reading Stella

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Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend. Alejandro and I enjoyed ours, despite the fact that we were rained out of our camping trip. We were able to make a quick trip to Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, which is small nearby refuge that breaks up the vast urbanized area that is Denver metro.… Continue reading Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

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How To: Candy Making at High Altitude

I’ve been living at high altitude for over five years now and have slowly learned to make some adjustments while baking. One of these adjustments includes modifying the temperature while making candy. I moved to Logan, UT (∼4,500 ft.) a few years back and lived there for four years to obtain my bachelor’s degree in… Continue reading How To: Candy Making at High Altitude

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Birding at Lower Church Lake

Yesterday morning I decided to enjoy the last little bit of fall weather and go birding at Lower Church Lake. I had never been to the area before, but noticed during my commute home on the bus that the lake has had tons of birds on it in the past few weeks.

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Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

These muffins are incredibly tender and delightfully spiced, albeit a bit messy with all of the sugar. Admittedly, pumpkin flavor isn’t one of my favorites. I usually feel pretty neutral when it comes to pumpkin treats, and I don’t even like pumpkin pie (“gasp!”, I know). However, these muffins have an amazing combination of flavor… Continue reading Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins