The Emerald

Chocolate-Filled Heaven

Chocolate-Filled Heaven

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

March 2, 2013

For Valentine’s Day I wanted to do something special for my friends. Although I knew I wanted to make cupcakes, there had to be something different about them in order to show how much I honestly appreciate them. After searching through countless recipe ideas, I finally stumbled upon Martha Stewart’s H...

Simple Cheesecake, Simply Delicious

Simple Cheesecake, Simply Delicious

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

January 6, 2013

Although the changing leaves signal the season of fall for most people, it is the sweet smells of pumpkin and spice infused coffee and baked goods that tell me autumn has finally come. Just like most San Franciscans, I’ll be one of those customers waiting at Starbucks for a cup of their seasonal Pumpkin...

Happy Halloween: Bloody Red Velvet Truffles

Happy Halloween: Bloody Red Velvet Truffles

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

October 22, 2012

Halloween is slowly creeping upon us, and in honor of the candy-filled holiday I decided that this week’s treat should somehow be spooky and delicious. But the problem was I had no idea what to make. As a kid, I always was disappointed in the candy selection that neighborhoods would pass out because...

Go Bananas for Some Nutella Banana Cupcakes?

Go Bananas for Some Nutella Banana Cupcakes?

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

October 11, 2012

Although I myself am not the biggest fan of banana baked goods, my close friend Stephen raves about how delicious banana-flavored anything is. From banana nut cereal to banana bread, one can always count on him to bring up another banana-filled food. Honestly, I would not be surprised in the least if...

Lemon, Vanilla, Marshmallow, Graham Crackers…Oh My!

Lemon, Vanilla, Marshmallow, Graham Crackers…Oh My!

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

September 20, 2012

Although my favorite ingredient hands down is chocolate, this week I decided to change it up a bit and go for a twist--a lemony twist to be exact. For my friends at school I decided to make vanilla cupcakes with a graham cracker crust,  topped with a marshmallow and lemon glaze. Don’t fret! While ...

How Do You Eat Your Oreo Cupcake?

How Do You Eat Your Oreo Cupcake?

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

September 13, 2012

This past week was my friend Jennifer Lopez's birthday and I decided to bake for her to celebrate the special day. Because of how easy they are to pass around and their deliciousness, I chose to make her some cupcakes. But what flavor would I make? Seeing as how you only turn seventeen once, I wanted to m...

When Chocolate Meets Marshmallow

Zoe Amaris '13, Assistant Columns Editor

December 5, 2011

Everybody knows the feeling of a long week of school; the anticipation for Friday to hurry up and end as the hand of the clock slowly moves toward 2:30pm. Last Friday, that was me, squirming in my chair as I waited for the bell to ring so that I would be freed to enjoy the stress-free weekend. So why...

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