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Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Having high expectations can be tough. When you have high expectations, you want the best. I tend to set my expectations pretty high, and I always want things to turn out the best way that they can. So when things I do, or things that happen to me, or things that I make turn out way better than I ever could have hoped, I get pretty jazzed. These past couple of weeks, however, have managed to exceed a lot of expectations.

On Sunday, March 11th, my mom managed to score tickets to a private Katy Perry concert from my aunt. Two of my best friends, Nicole and Paige, and I all got to go and see the concert with about 150 other people. Uh, how cool is that?! Amazingly incredible. She was such a good performer. Her outfits, her hair, her singing, the atmosphere, everything exceeded any expectations I had. I even danced on stage with her. Let's get this clear: I danced on stage with Katy Perry. Sorry to brag, but it's one of my prouder moments. I went just being like “okay, this is cool. This is chill.” I left screaming “That was the most amazing thing in the whole entire world. OMG.” Because let's be real, doesn't a private Katy Perry concert break most people's Spring Break expectations?

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes I have epiphanies. Often, these epiphanies involve food.

A lot of the time actually. Like, 99.998% of the time. The .002% percent that aren’t about food are typically about how I could shave my dog to get around the “no pets with fur” rule at my school, or some clever excuse as to why I don’t need to go to math. Quality thoughts running through my head. Betcha wish you had mind-reading skills now, dontcha?

Back to epiphanies about food though. This weekend I was feelin’ pumpkin. I bought a can at Whole Foods. For no good reason. Naturally, this sparked my creative juices and VOILA:

PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS.

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Brioche & My College Decision

So, a few of you have been asking where I’m going to be going to college next year.

After sleepless nights full of worry over my plans, I’ve finally made a decision. It was definitely tough – choosing between the high-ranked, “name brand” school that didn’t feel quite right and the small, little-known university on the outskirts of Seattle.

At first, I thought I would for sure be going to the first school. Ranked 17th in the country by U.S. News & World Report, located in Nashville, Tennessee, it was a dream that I got in. However…as much as I loved it, the majors didn’t draw me in, the party scene was definitely not my style, and it just didn’t feel right.

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Monkey Bread from Bakerita.com

Monkey Bread

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Happy Judgement Day! So, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty excited to still be alive, and I’m hoping that will still be true at 6:00 PM today. I also haven’t heard of anyone disappearing yet, so that’s a good sign.

Not going to lie though, it will probably be not-so-good if the Rapture happens.

Kinda freakin’ me out. So let’s hope it doesn’t, yeah?

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Pumpkin Quick Bread

Pumpkin is a totally underrated flavor. For me, it defines comfort. But, um, hello?! Who decided you’re only allowed to have this perfectly delicious flavor in October and November?! It’s taboo to see pumpkin this early in the year. But you know what? I’m breaking the rules. Why? I wanted pumpkin bread. It’s cold and rainy outside and I said you know what food rules? Go away, because I’m making pumpkin bread even if it is February.

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Do you like yeast? Because I do…a lot. I know I’ve already talked about it a lot, but it’s really so cool. It’s like magical! I feel like their are little elves inside my bread trying to push their way out. Yeah…I’m odd. But it really is awesome. The way things can double their size just from one ingredient to become fluffy and light and yummy and delicious. Don’t you ever think baking is cool? It’s amazing to me how if you mix an egg white for a certain amount of time it will completely transform, and how if you boil sugar and corn syrup it will turn into a delicious caramel. It’s incredible! Anyways, bread.

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