Coralie’s Sangria

I admit it’s a bit presumptuous of me to be calling this sangria after myself but I have finally perfected this concoction after innumerable trials. It all started back in Fall 2008 for a “Spanish-themed” potluck dinner.

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Start out by emptying the wine into a large bowl. Add the cubed apples and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Hipster Chili

For those of you who don’t know (mom), a hipster is a term used for a subculture of American youth that is as widespread as it is derided. Unlike other subcultures, the boundaries are a bit fuzzy, but they are defined by a distinctive style of dress, and “you know ’em when you see ’em” typecasting.

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Chocolate Chip Brioche

Brioche is one of the breakfast pastries I miss the most from my Parisian days, where I used to wake up on Sunday morning and get them from the bakery across the street. I would accompany it with a freshly brewed café au lait and occasionally dip it in my coffee to get spongy, moist goodness. I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about.

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Simple Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mini Cookies

To be totally honest with you, I am not a cookie person. I love to bake, yet somehow cookies mostly annoy me. Why? People often think cookies are the easiest thing to bake… They’re so small… bake for such a short amount of time… No, no. An experienced baker will tell you that cookies can be fickle, fickle creatures.

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Spiced Maple Vanilla Walnuts

By the time this is posted, I will be in San Diego to visit friends and get some studying done (seriously!). In preparation for this trip I realized I didn’t want to arrive empty-handed, but my small graduate school budget didn’t allow for very extravagant gifts. So I planned some food-related treats to make and, the night before my flight, I put together some baked goods, treats, and an econometrics problem set. Two of those were much more delicious than the other… Two of those also made a lot more sense than the other… 😉

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