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cinnamon raisin twists

April 14, 2014

I hope your coffee is prepped because you’ll want it along with these cinnamon raisin twists. The soft pull-aparts are dangerously addictive, the kind of thing you inhale piping hot from the oven, scarcely noticing you’ve eaten four twists in one sitting. Laced with plump ...

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brown sugar & cinnamon ribbon coffee cake

March 24, 2014

If you’re anything like me, Monday calls for coffee and more coffee. To keep the caffeine in check, a quick and delicious coffee cake is just the thing to assemble and pop in the oven. Brown sugar and cinnamon streusel tops the batter and melts ...

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chocolate dulce de leche cups

December 29, 2013

To end the year on a high note, I suggest chocolate dulce de leche cups. Surprisingly simple to make, you’ll feel like a character in Chocolat as you infuse the chocolate with cinnamon and chipotle chili powder before spooning it into mini baking cups. Quickly ...

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overnight skillet french toast

December 22, 2013

We are now in the final countdown to Christmas. Wrapping paper and ribbon may be shuffling between rooms and your refrigerator may be bursting with anticipation. Though your schedule may be impossibly full, I have your Christmas breakfast covered: overnight skillet French toast. With a ...

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pumpkin semifreddo with marcona almond brittle

November 27, 2013

For an impressive last-minute, no-bake Thanksgiving dessert, look no further than this pumpkin semifreddo with Marcona almond brittle. Semifreddo (Italian for “half cold”) is a semi-frozen dessert with the texture of frozen mousse, much like sliceable ice cream. Salted Marcona almond brittle makes a nice ...

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crumb-topped banana bread

November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving has been on my mind lately. In all honesty, last week was difficult. A myriad of circumstances led to moments of discouragement, yet as I reflected on all that I have to be thankful for, it gave me new perspective and a welcome change ...

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fresh apple cake with caramel glaze

November 7, 2013

Does anyone else struggle with simple? I’m a perfectionist by nature and tend to overcomplicate everything, so in an effort to be more present, I’m embracing simple. Let’s start with this fresh apple cake – two bowls, no mixer required. While the cake bakes, there’s ...

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cream cheese cinnamon chip cookies

October 21, 2013

I’m calling these cookies deceptive. If you’re anything like me, you’ll start off with one or two before realizing you’ve polished off a half-dozen in one sitting. The secret? Swapping some of the butter with cream cheese. For an incredibly soft and buttery rich cookie, ...

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