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citrus butter bars

February 16, 2015

I blame Instagram for these bars. You see, I was scrolling through my feed last week when the sight of citrus butter bars stopped me mid-scroll; it took all my restraint not to start baking them immediately. When the bars were still on my mind ...

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almond tea cake with lemon glaze

January 22, 2015

Forgive me for jumping ahead a season, but I find myself longing for spring. Perhaps it’s due to the new Ragdoll kitten I brought home a week ago today? Between chasing toys all over the house and much laughter over her antics, my heart has ...

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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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caramelized pear scones

October 16, 2014

Like most bloggers, I have an extensive “to-make” list that I update frequently. I organize my list by category and season, and for the tech-minded among you, I use Evernote so that I can easily update the list whenever I get a new idea, whether ...

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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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peach & honey scones

July 31, 2014

Midsummer breakfasts call for a break from routine; something sweet and undeniably seasonal before the day’s heat sets in. Peaches and honey are quite the ethereal pairing and flavor these scones nicely. I used a French honey named fleurs de printemps (spring flowers), a creamed ...

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strawberry & vanilla bean cake

May 22, 2014

With the holiday weekend in sight, my brain is in absolute summer mode. I’m already thinking of my favorite things: refreshing popsicles by the pool, mornings spent blueberry picking, and a profusion of fruit desserts. Pound cake with strawberries is such a quintessential summer dessert; ...

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raspberry lemon doughnuts

May 15, 2014

I celebrated my birthday this week over a wonderful meal with good friends. As usual, I made dessert. Though I decided on doughnuts at the very last minute, I’m glad I did. Birthdays are the time for sprinkles and a touch of whimsy, and these ...