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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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chai spice granola

January 12, 2015

Rituals. Do you have any rituals or routines built into your life? Homemade granola is my ritual, something I bake weekly without exception. The recipe is memorized, permanently etched into my mind and if I was the sort of person to sleepwalk, I sometimes think ...

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brown butter, cherry & hazelnut biscotti

November 24, 2014

Crunchy cookie lovers of the world, raise your hand! If you’re after a nice crunch, biscotti are your answer. Brown butter and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) flavor the gloriously golden cookies, transforming ordinary biscotti into something more sophisticated. Sweet-tart cherries and roasted hazelnuts up the crunch ...

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chocolate hazelnut gelato

August 7, 2014

Imagine a jar of Nutella whipped into mousse, then frozen to creamy perfection. That’s essentially what this gelato tastes like – chocolate hazelnut heaven, with nary a spoonful of the spread in sight. Briefly steeping toasted hazelnuts in half-and-half gives the gelato rich flavor; a ...

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honey hazelnut granola

January 2, 2014

At any given time, you are likely to find me in granola mode. Though my weekly batch takes a bit of planning, homemade granola is easy to make and contains the purest ingredients. Countless batches later, I’ve experimented with many methods; what you’ll see below ...

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flourless chocolate-hazelnut cookies

December 2, 2013

Back-to-back cookie posts can only mean one thing: cookie season is officially upon us! No matter how full life becomes, I always leave room for a quick batch of cookies. These flourless chocolate-hazelnut wonders fit into my schedule easily – the dough comes together in ...

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chocolate-hazelnut tart

January 21, 2013

Whenever I long to be in Italy, I grow nostalgic for chocolate and hazelnut treats. I fell for the rich and nutty combination in my travels and whether it be savoring a few nougatine with my afternoon espresso, or indulging in a cup of gianduja ...

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dark chocolate & hazelnut nougatine cookies

November 12, 2012

When I met Rowena from Apron and Sneakers in Rome last month, she introduced me to one of her favorite Italian chocolates, Venchi Nougatine. It was love at first bite for me – the caramelized ground Piedmont hazelnuts covered in 56% dark chocolate are absolutely ...