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cinnamon swirl streusel coffee cake

March 19, 2015

Tomorrow officially marks the first day of Spring, also known as coffee cake season. If your calendar resembles mine, the next few weekends are filled with bridal or baby showers, Easter brunch, or simply a craving for a breakfast feast. Enter this cinnamon swirl streusel ...

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chocolate spiced almond blondies

February 26, 2015

Pour yourself a glass of milk or mug of coffee; you’ll need it to wash down these decadent chocolate spiced almond blondies. When you combine buttery rich, dark brown sugar blondies with chocolate spiced almonds, there’s no doubt you have a crowd pleaser on your ...

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christmas morning (cranberry orange) muffins

December 23, 2014

Golden and aromatic, these Christmas morning muffins create cranberry-orange sugar clouds that waft through the house. Fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg, the scent may be enough to lure your family from their warm beds to the breakfast table, or at least to gather sleepily around ...

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cranberry orange snickerdoodles

December 18, 2014

Snickerdoodles are one cookie I find myself making every year; the pillowy puffs of cinnamon-sugar with slightly crisp edges and soft centers are my idea of cookie heaven. For a seasonal twist, I perfumed the batter with fresh orange zest and folded in plump dried ...

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salted caramels

December 15, 2014

What do you gift the person who has it all? A nice box of salted caramels, of course! The best gifts are handmade with love; a little effort on your part (and a candy thermometer) will result in a batch of soft and creamy caramels ...

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fresh apple cake

November 3, 2014

If the idea of an apple cake that is almost as much apples as it is cake enchants you like it does me, then this is your cake. After all, aren’t apple cakes simply the best? I may never be a layer cake person, but ...

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spicy chocolate brownies

October 29, 2014

What is your dream brownie? Fudgy or cakey? With nuts or without? Kicked up with spices, or just pure chocolate goodness? When I recently spotted these gorgeous diner-style frosted brownies, I simply had to try frosted brownies. My dream brownies are these: rich and fudgy ...

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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 ...