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orange rolls

March 31, 2014

What was the most memorable part of holiday meals for you as a child? At Easter, and only at Easter, my grandma made orange rolls. I looked forward to the sweet rolls for weeks in advance, dreaming of the citrus-flecked glaze. Is it any wonder ...

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batterway coffeecake

March 10, 2014

Now that we’ve sprung forward, I like to think that the extra hour of daylight means spring is upon us. With the new season comes wedding showers and weekend brunches, creating the need for a good coffeecake. My solution is this no-knead batterway coffeecake from ...

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orange-pecan tea bread

January 10, 2014

If I let myself spend winter afternoons however I wished, you’d find me curled up on a leather sofa pouring over a stack of cookbooks and magazines. A steaming mug of Earl Grey and a slice of orange-pecan tea bread fit in my vision nicely. ...

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overnight skillet french toast

December 22, 2013

We are now in the final countdown to Christmas. Wrapping paper and ribbon may be shuffling between rooms and your refrigerator may be bursting with anticipation. Though your schedule may be impossibly full, I have your Christmas breakfast covered: overnight skillet French toast. With a ...

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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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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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almond-orange cake

November 8, 2012

I spent the beginning of last week in Rome, La Città Eterna (the Eternal City). One afternoon, I found myself waiting out a downpour at Casa & Bottega, an adorable little cafe off Piazza Navona. While the coffee was exceptional, it was the house-made almond-orange ...

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orange-pecan biscotti

February 22, 2012

One of the most rewarding parts of baking is the opportunity to tailor my creations for specific groups. These orange-pecan biscotti were warmly received at my weekly Italian class, and it’s easy to see why – the golden cookies are flecked with orange zest and ...