Pumpkin and Cherry Chocolate Bites

Pumpkin and Cherry Chocolate Bites

I have to admit that I have a sweet tooth. Some weeks it's worse than others, but I notice that the craving is particularly strong during the weekday afternoons at work. There are some days when I want a sweet treat so badly with my afternoon coffee and it literally takes all of my will power to avoid buying something on campus. To save myself the $$ and limit the amount of added sugar, fat, etc, I decided to make myself these pumpkin and chocolate cherry bites to satisfy those afternoon cravings:

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Red Velvet Cake -- What's all the hype about?

Red Velvet Cake -- What's all the hype about?

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In a post this week featured on Refinery29, a writer discussed their dislike for red velvet cake. In short, the writer seems to feel that red velvet cake is nothing more than chocolate cake with a huge amount of red food colouring thrown into it. We have to say that we disagree! Over here at the Domestic PhD our mouths are melting just at the thought of eating red velvet cake. Although you can't always quite pinpoint the flavour of the cake, who doesn't want a smooth, chocolately cake smothered with cream cheese or buttercream frosting!? What is with all the hype you ask? Let us break it down for you.

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Weekend Vibes: Homemade Nutella Poptarts

Weekend Vibes: Homemade Nutella Poptarts

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Growing up were you a Kellog's Pop-Tart or Pillsbury Toaster Strudel fan? Perhaps neither! But if you were a fan of either one, this weekend I have a cross-over Nutella treat just for you!

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Sweet Treats from the Heart

Sweet Treats from the Heart

ere at the #domesticphd, Valentines day combines two of our favourite things- sweet treats and spending time with the ones we love! A match made in heaven! We've got two recipes to help make your day warm and fuzzy- whether you're looking for a truly indulgent treat, or a healthy twist on a classic, we've got you covered! 

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Summer Isn't Over Until You've Baked a Peach Pie

Summer Isn't Over Until You've Baked a Peach Pie

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I hate to say it, but the end of the summer is fast approaching! The fact that it's peach season is the only thing that makes such reality a tad bit easier to digest (and the fact that I also really love fall).

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An Ode to Rhubarb

An Ode to Rhubarb

Pie, squares, crisp, yogurt, ice cream, dumplings, muffins, cake. It's rhubarb season and I feel like there isn't a single food we haven't tried to put rhubarb in or on this past month! 

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"If you like Piña Coladas..."

"If you like Piña Coladas..."

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Do you wish you were lounging on a beaching with a fruity drink in your hand? But you don't have the luxury of being whisked away on a tropical vacation anytime soon you say? No problem. Who says you can't bring the beach home? And just because us domesticphds love to bake, why not do that with cupcakes?

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Valentine's Day from 'the 6ix' to 'the Sticks'

We've mentioned a time or two that we like (*love) to bake. Naturally then,  holidays are our absolute favourite. Themed baked goods are just the best aren't they?! So Valentine's Day was no exception, and as expected, both #domesticphd test kitchens were getting their 'hearts-on' with the smell of fresh baked goods. 

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La Petite Macaron (le petite désastre)

La Petite Macaron (le petite désastre)

It's not raining. We've turned the humidifier off. The house is exactly 21 degrees celsius. Ok. To kick off the #domesticphd, we're embarking on the most challenging baking experiment of our lives- macarons!

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