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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 ...

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spiced chocolate meringues

August 24, 2014

Meringues always remind me of magic; I love the light and ethereal texture of the cloud-like cookies and the way that the crisp exterior crackles with each bite. These meringues are chocolate with a kick – cinnamon and a pinch of chipotle chili powder add ...

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blueberry cinnamon rolls

July 10, 2014

Summer mornings in the kitchen are some of my favorites. As the cool breeze blows through before the temperatures climb, it’s the perfect window of peace and calm. After taking a week off from baking, I decided to break the fast with blueberry cinnamon rolls. ...

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mini cherry pies

May 26, 2014

I was so excited to find cherries over the weekend that mini pies were in order (the California cherry season is expected to be incredibly brief, so I’m hoarding as many cherries as I can!). To complement the sweet and juicy fruit, I made my ...

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