Pecan

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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 ...

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chocolate, cherry & pecan cookies

November 29, 2013

It’s time for one of my favorite things: pulling out the glittering Christmas ornaments and dazzling white lights, decking the halls with festive sparkle. Fresh baked cookies and a mug of hot cocoa are almost a requirement; at the very least, both small pleasures remind ...

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pecan pie bars

November 18, 2013

Pecan pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert but I usually opt for pumpkin because I’m averse to baking with corn syrup. Thankfully, it’s possible to make pecan pie with pure maple syrup instead. In lieu of pie, I opted for bars with a cinnamon-graham base. ...

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chocolate-pecan brioche bread pudding with caramel sauce

November 4, 2013

On a chilly November evening, the only thing on my mind is a bit of fall comfort. To distract myself from the first of many long nights, a few remaining slices of last week’s brioche quickly became bread pudding. Topped with chocolate chips, pecans, and ...

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