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chai spice palmiers

October 2, 2014

Chai tea is a seasonal craving for me, a drink I yearn for on a chilly afternoon. The warming spices never fail to satisfy and a cookie makes the perfect accompaniment. These chai spice palmiers (really a pastry disguised as a cookie) are my version ...

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caramel apple bars

September 29, 2014

Apple crisp is something of a go-to dessert in our family. My grandma has made countless pans of apple crisp through the years, blessing neighbors and family alike with the familiar fragrance of spiced apples and buttery oatmeal topping. Although these caramel apple bars are ...

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pumpkin graham ice cream sandwiches

September 25, 2014

I hope you haven’t set your ice cream maker aside just yet… you’ll need it for these fall inspired ice cream sandwiches! Take pumpkin spice ice cream (think pumpkin pie filling, frozen) and sandwich it between two brown sugar-graham cookies for one sensational frozen treat. ...

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caramel apple cookies

September 22, 2014

Are there any treats you find dangerously delicious to keep at home? My weakness is salted caramel sauce – if I have a jar stashed in the pantry, I’m tempted to dip a spoon in for a “taste” far too frequently, so I restrain from ...

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spice doughnuts with brown butter glaze

September 18, 2014

As the morning temperatures drop, the crisp aroma of fall leaves wafts through the windows and my cat chases patches of sunlight as though he too senses the impending change. I find myself craving a sweet breakfast to pair with my morning Americano; preferably spice ...

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maple pecan banana bread

September 15, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a maple kick lately. While I can’t think of a fall flavor I don’t like, maple nears the top of my favorites. It seemed fitting, then, to turn my bespeckled bunch of bananas into banana ...

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snickerdoodle blondies

September 10, 2014

I have a weakness for snickerdoodles. The unmistakable cracked tops and dusting of cinnamon-sugar never let me down; I’m convinced that a snickerdoodle can brighten even the gloomiest of days. Converting the humble snickerdoodle into a blondie may seem irreverent to traditionalists, but there are ...

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brown butter pear crepes

September 8, 2014

Would you believe me if I told you this was my first batch of crepes, ever? Truth be told, I’ve always wanted to make crepes but I’ve let things like my impossibly high expectations get in the way. Sometimes it’s best to just throw all ...