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brown butter-cranberry ice cream with candied pecans

November 20, 2014

Though I’d hardly be one to tell you to break with tradition on Thanksgiving, I might suggest you add one more dessert to your line up: ice cream! Inspired by the flavors of my cranberry pecan crumb bars (brandy, brown butter, cranberry, maple, pecan) I ...

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cranberry pecan crumb bars

November 6, 2014

For a sophisticated twist on the humble crumb bar, you must try these cranberry pecan crumb bars. Maple syrup and a splash of brandy soften the edge of the cranberries, resulting in a balanced, jammy filling. Brown butter elevates the crust and crumbs to dessert ...

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cranberry-orange biscotti

December 8, 2013

Biscotti are one of my go-to homemade gifts and when you start with a solid base recipe, the flavor variations are endless. Whether you crave double chocolate, classic almond, orange-pecan, or cranberry-orange, a jar filled with biscotti is always appreciated. The light and crunchy cookies ...

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apple, cranberry & pistachio bread

December 5, 2013

I can’t think of a more festive holiday loaf than this quick bread. With apples, cranberries, and pistachios (and an apple-cinnamon glaze), this bread is the epitome of Christmas in both presentation and taste. Nearly fall-apart tender, the bread keeps well and the flavors only ...

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cranberry-pear cobblers in jars + freund container giveaway

December 20, 2012

Desserts in jars may be my new favorite thing! I love the individual servings (let’s be honest – I’m not the best at sharing, especially when it comes to sweets), and there’s something about scooping warm cobbler out of a mason jar that’s simply fun. ...

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mini cranberry-orange scones

November 27, 2012

There’s a coffee shop I won’t name here that sells petite scones. While I find those scones to be cloyingly sweet, I like the idea of a small treat to pair with a mid-morning cup of tea or to savor with my afternoon Americano. Cranberry ...

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chocolate chip & cranberry muffins

November 5, 2012

Muffins are the ultimate comfort food for me. I’m most likely to reach for one when I want to break out of my usual breakfast routine (granola with berries or dried fruit). Muffins are an especially nice way to begin a new week! Cinnamon adds ...


christmas morning muffins

December 23, 2011

Golden and aromatic, these Christmas morning muffins create cranberry-orange sugar clouds that waft through the house. In fact, the scent may lure your family from their warm beds to the breakfast table, or at least to gather sleepily around the Christmas tree. Like me, you’ll ...