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carrot cake muffins

April 2, 2015

My craving for carrot cake with a plush pile of cream cheese frosting hits every Easter week, like clockwork. This year I opted to veer away from tradition and satisfy my cravings with carrot cake muffins. I was not disappointed – these nicely spiced muffins ...

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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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candied pecan cookies

December 10, 2014

There’s a new pecan cookie in town, and this one is unlike any you’ve tried. Buttery rich and studded with candied pecans, this cookie is nearly equal parts candied pecans and brown butter dough, a ratio that is just right. Dunked in cinnamon-sugar for a ...

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brown butter-cranberry ice cream with candied pecans

November 20, 2014

Though I’d hardly be one to tell you to break with tradition on Thanksgiving, I might suggest you add one more dessert to your line up: ice cream! Inspired by the flavors of my cranberry pecan crumb bars (brandy, brown butter, cranberry, maple, pecan) I ...

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pecan tassies

November 13, 2014

What is your favorite part of pecan pie? The buttery crust, crunchy pecans, brown sugar filling? These pecan tassies (mini tarts) have it all in one bite, with none of the stress of pie. Your guests (and you!) will love these rich cookie bites with ...

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cranberry pecan crumb bars

November 6, 2014

For a sophisticated twist on the humble crumb bar, you must try these cranberry pecan crumb bars. Maple syrup and a splash of brandy soften the edge of the cranberries, resulting in a balanced, jammy filling. Brown butter elevates the crust and crumbs to dessert ...

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pumpkin praline bars

October 27, 2014

Here’s an easy fall dessert that you must make, especially if you’ve never paired pumpkin with praline before. The combination is absolutely heavenly! Essentially pumpkin spice cake, the pumpkin layer is a no-mixer, bowl and whisk affair that comes together in mere minutes. The praline ...

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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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