Wallflour Girl: New and Improved!

Being the highly observant person you are, I’m sure this fact doesn’t need declaring, but I’ll declare it anyway…

The new and spectacularly improved Wallflour Girl is up!

AHHHHHHHH.

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For the past three weeks or so, I have been agonizing about this moment. What if the site disintegrated into a sorry pile of turd because I got halfway done with re-coding and realized, dang, I haven’t a Blue’s clue what I’m doing?

Well, the moment has arrived, and no hardcore programmers’ guild has spontaneously combusted into flames. Yet. And I’ve still got a fully-functioning new site to boot!

After just a smidge over two years of blogging, I knew Wallflour Girl needed a Flour Power face lift.… Read more

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Healthy Salted Caramel Apple Bars for #studentbloggers

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Thanks so much to everyone who has joined us for this #studentbloggers series. This is our final installment (for now, at least) as the school year revs into gear. See you guys on the other side, and don’t forget to check out all these incredibly TALENTED bloggers who have participated!

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(See our interviews from Week 1 and Week 2.)

QUESTION 1. Let’s be honest: how much time do you spend on schoolwork/research vs. the blog?

Ala: I treat school like a full-time job…and it is one! I still spend a good chunk of time every night blogging though (anywhere from 20-30 hours a week), and my friends think I’m crazy for doing it because I insist on having a social life as well.… Read more

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for #oxogoodcookies

Today we’re going to play a game of Mind Meld. Question: “What three associations to mind when I say the word, “Oregon’?”

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If you’d asked me this question 10 days ago, my answers would have been something like:

  • Oregon Trail. I mean, let’s be real here–who didn’t think of Oregon Trail lickety-split? Who among us can forget (am I dating myself?) that wonderfully pixelated covered wagon trundling along a two-dimensional river; your passengers dying of dysentery because you decided the “Rest for a while” option was for chumps; and the tiny box telling you that, congratulations, you shot 102938475 lbs of meat and probably sped up the extinction of wild buffalo species tenfold and oh yeah, you were able to carry back 2 lbs of it.
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Friday Wallflavourites on Sunday: Edition 15

Happy Friday er, Sunday, y’all–whoops! I’m a little late this week but thought you’d all like to see what delicious stuff the bloggers have been rolling in for you these past two weeks–so here’s Friday Wallflavourites…on a Sunday!

In what may be the most tempting breakfast/dessert I have seen in months, this Apple Fritter Waffle via Completely Delicious looks THE BEST. Because I love me some apple fritter alwaaaaaays.

Apple Fritter Waffle Doughnuts from completelydelicious.com

If you read this blog at all, you know how much I adore Averie! This time though, she has really outdone herself with these Triple Chocolate Brownie Batter Cookies–I cannot WAIT to make these!… Read more

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Mud Hen Bars

Dirty poultry desserts. Say what?

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Okay, so that’s not what “mud hen” really means, but I swear I was on the right track when I first heard the term “mud hen bars” two blissful months ago and tried my hand at creating my own!

Let me break this down for you and blow your soon-to-be-enlightened mind…

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Brown sugar meringue top. Yes, this is actually a thing. It is so much a thing, in fact, that these bars might just explode in the face of its ultimate thingy-ness. Crackle, meringue, yum!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Base. Possibly my favorite kind of base, unless you count the rebel base from Star Wars, in which case this cookie base swoops in for a close second and Ala collects major geekdom points (+10 EXP, Lvl Up!).… Read more

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Healthy Tropical Bars (Raw, GF, Vegan) for #gradstudentbloggers

Your grad/undergrad student bloggers are back this week! Our mission: creating awesome recipes for the On-the-Go Student!

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Joining us this week: Bec from Daisy and the Fox, Nicole from PicNic, Shelley from Bacon Egg Cheese(cake), and Uru from Go Bake Yourself! (Zainab from Blahnik Baker is off doing crazy epic grad student things this week, but we’ve included her interview anyway.) Don’t forget to check out these lovely ladies’ blogs. (Want to learn more about these fabulous bloggers? Read Week 1′s interview here!)

But first, we asked our super multi-talented bloggers a few fun questions about how they deal with full-time school AND blogging!… Read more

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Pumpkin Pie Layer Cheesecake Bars for #SundaySupper

There’s something I’m determined to have before autumn hits this city a la Godzilla…

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A WHOLE WEEK OF UNINTERRUPTED SUMMER.

Of course, posting my first pumpkin recipe of the year implies, by tacit contract, that I acknowledge the arrival of fall. Don’t be deceived. It is not fall until I say it is….or until I stop eating double-scoop chocolate-dipped waffle cones of cookie dough / caramel swirl ice cream by the pound from Disneyland.

So basically, summer here will last ferrreverrrr.

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Since we aren’t visited by that weird quarterly occurrence some regions of the world know as “seasons,” there’s really not much to say for autumn, except that it’s kind of cute how some people actually consult a calendar before deciding what kind of “seasonal” treats to make.… Read more

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Friday Wallflavourites: Edition 14

 This week, I’m starting with a very special feature from our #gradstudentbloggers and #undergradstudentbloggers round-up! Missed it? Check out all the fantastic recipes and our wacky student blogger interview #1 HERE.

1. Meet Shelley from her wonderful blog, Bacon Egg Cheese(cake). I love this girl SO MUCH, and she is such a talented grad student blogger–and she brought every grad student’s dream to our round-up party: pizza!  Brussel Sprouts and Sausage Pizza, to be exact. Check out her blog now!

Nicole from PicNic is a grad student wonderwoman with a wonderful sense of taste. I went weak in the knees for this Chicken and Jalapeno Quesadilla recipe she shared this weak–don’t miss out on it!… Read more

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Chocolate Sea Salt Date “Caramel” Bars (GF, Vegan, Raw) for #gradstudentbloggers #undergradstudentbloggers

Boy, do I have a fun blogger series for you all today: it’s the #gradstudentbloggers and #undergradstudentbloggers round-up!

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Recently I teamed up with a fabulous, wacky, idiosyncratic (in a good way) group of university-level bloggers who wanted to showcase their student-blogging lives. As a grad student myself, I love meeting other grad student bloggers who can totally empathize with what I’m going through: juggling meetings, going to class, prepping syllabi, writing research papers, and all that other crazy hodge-podge you graduated folks have since left behind! I soon discovered just how difficult it is to find other university food bloggers out there, but with a little bit of poking and snooping, I scrounged up the wonderful, talented group of student bloggers here with us today and asked them all some fun questions.… Read more

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German Chocolate Brownies for #SundaySupper

I’m not usually an eat-my-feelings kind of girl.

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Lately, though, I have had ALL the feelings, and that called for eating my weight in brownies. Because let’s face it–who the heck did I try to kid 5 seconds ago when I said that eating a whole panful of chocolate won’t solve every problem, ever?

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Exactly.

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Truth be told, I have been particularly terrible lately about eating my way through feels. Is anyone else this way, or did you all just sprout from miracle baby trees where this stuff doesn’t happen?

I was definitely born on a food pantry tree, probably of the sweets variety, because this pan of absolutely rich but not-too-cloying brownies did not make it out the doorway unscathed.… Read more

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