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almond & blood orange pound cake

March 20, 2014

Countless images of blood oranges have popped up on Instagram in the last few months. Each photo of the striking citrus fruit has awed me and given me a touch of blood orange envy. When I spotted a basket of the dark fleshed fruit at ...

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carrot cake bars

March 17, 2014

When it comes to carrot cake, I’m a purist. I skip the raisins and nuts in favor of plenty of carrots, warming spices, and swirls of cream cheese frosting. Unlike most recipes, I roast my carrots briefly with coconut oil and brown sugar to intensify ...

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thin mint ice cream

March 13, 2014

I store thin mints in the freezer for two reasons: 1, I can’t be trusted around them and 2, I like them chilled. When I made homemade thin mints last week, I set aside a secret stash to be used in ice cream. Fresh mint ...

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batterway coffeecake

March 10, 2014

Now that we’ve sprung forward, I like to think that the extra hour of daylight means spring is upon us. With the new season comes wedding showers and weekend brunches, creating the need for a good coffeecake. My solution is this no-knead batterway coffeecake from ...

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salted oatmeal toffee cookies

March 6, 2014

Oatmeal toffee cookies are an old favorite that I’ve made again and again, unintentionally memorizing the recipe with each batch. While the cookie texture has always been spot-on (soft and chewy), I found the last round a bit too sweet and one-dimensional; it was time ...

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meyer lemon & poppy seed doughnuts

March 3, 2014

I whipped up these Meyer lemon and poppy seed doughnuts on Saturday afternoon for no real reason at all. Fortunately, no special occasion is needed for doughnuts, and sometimes it’s nice to bake simply for the joy of it. These baked doughnuts are bursting with ...

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cashew, coconut & cherry jam blondies

February 27, 2014

In my recent coconut oil cookie experiment, I inadvertently discovered the wonder of coconut oil mixed with brown sugar. I liked the pairing so much that I took my favorite blondie base and swapped the butter for coconut oil. The mixture of coconut oil, cashew ...

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meyer lemon meringue pie

February 24, 2014

This is the pie that almost wasn’t. In January, I decided to tackle lemon meringue pie. After throwing two entire pies in the garbage in as many days, I was feeling utterly defeated. In fact, I remember thinking that I would never bake again. I ...

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