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I’m Ryan and I love to bake! I also have an unhealthy obsession with some celebrity chefs, so last year I started cooking my way through various cookbooks to combine two things that I love.

This blog is all about that project. You can find recipe review posts, tidbits about baking, reviews of restaurants that I go to, and maybe an original recipe every now and then.

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The Latest Entries in the Journal

A Cake That’s As Light As a Cloud

March is a busy month in my family. My father’s birthday was a couple weeks ago and this past week, it was my mother’s turn to advance past go once again. Wouldn’t it be great if we could collect $200 just for having a birthday? Anyway, as per usual, I offered to bake her cake. And this year, she requested something that I’ve never made…

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Irish Soda Bread, The Ina Garten Way – Barefoot Contessa 59

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This week I was lucky enough to have a mid-week day off from work. So, in typical Ryan’s Kitchen Journal fashion, I decided to bake something. Being that St. Patrick’s Day is at the end of the week, I figured Irish Soda Bread was a great choice. I’ve also never made soda bread before but had been wanting to. I couldn’t…

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Remaking The Cake That Started It All

Picture it: 2021. I had been blogging for about six months. I was enjoying it, but I was feeling constrained by my self-imposed limitations. At the time, I was working my way (slowly–ever so slowly) through Ina Garten’s recipes. Then, I had an idea that rekindled by interest in blogging and baking. This idea led to the main focus of the blog for the following…

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A Look Towards Berry Season

I can’t wait for spring to come! I’m so looking forward to using fresh blueberries and strawberries again. Here’s some tips on how to use these fruits in your baking.

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