apple honey pecan sticky buns

October 23, 2014

The aroma of sticky buns baking is the smell of comfort to me; the fragrance of yeasted dough and bubbling sticky topping signifies tradition and crisp fall mornings spent in a warm kitchen. These pillowy yeasted buns are filled with cinnamon-sugar and apples, a flavor ...

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maple pecan banana bread

September 15, 2014

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a maple kick lately. While I can’t think of a fall flavor I don’t like, maple nears the top of my favorites. It seemed fitting, then, to turn my bespeckled bunch of bananas into banana ...

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mixed berry crumb bars

August 14, 2014

I like to think of these mixed berry crumb bars as a portable version of a berry crisp or crumble. Pecans add richness to the buttery crumbs; brown sugar and cinnamon turn the berry filling into absolute bliss. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, warm the ...

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brown sugar & cinnamon ribbon coffee cake

March 24, 2014

If you’re anything like me, Monday calls for coffee and more coffee. To keep the caffeine in check, a quick and delicious coffee cake is just the thing to assemble and pop in the oven. Brown sugar and cinnamon streusel tops the batter and melts ...

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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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brown butter & candied pecan ice cream

February 6, 2014

Let’s call this ice cream the adult version of butter pecan. With layers of flavor from brown butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a bit of whiskey, I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’ve made three rounds in as many days. Tossing in a handful ...

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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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english toffee

December 16, 2013

With Christmas nearly upon us, it’s time to talk edible gifts for the dessert lovers in your life. First up is English toffee, for the person who adores toffee as much, if not more so, than chocolate. Brown sugar and a shot of whiskey intensifies ...