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Cacao nibs have gone from a relatively unknown ingredient to something that is regularly stocked on store shelves in the baking aisle over the last year or two. The same can be said of specialty flours, like spelt and buckwheat. Fresh from the Oven used two of these once-uncommon ingredients in a delicious looking batch of Nibby Buckwheat Cookies. The cacao nibs add some chocolate ... Read More »

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In October, I’m always pleased to see an upswing in the number of pumpkin recipes out there. I’ll happily eat pumpkin pie any day of the year, but when more bloggers start using pumpkin, there are lots of new ideas around. Whisk recently put together some Pumpkin Chai Tarts, spiced with ginger, cloves, chair tea, maple sugar and coconut milk. They look like miniature pies ... Read More »

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Miss.cupcake.face was extremely astute to notice that most cake recipes that include oreo cookies to make a cookies-and-cream cake mix the cookies into the batter. She wanted to boost the Oreo flavor when she baked Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. The cupcakes are vanilla, filled with vanilla pastry cream, and topped with frosting made from vanilla buttercream and crushed Oreo cookies. Way to highlight the ... Read More »

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Swedish Cinnamon Buns, like the ones that Anne’s Food recently made, are probably my favorite cinnamon bun variant. Their defining characteristic is a crunchy topping of pearl sugar, as opposed to the gooey glaze or frosting that is present on so many American cinnamon buns. Pearl sugar is much larger than your average coarse sugar, and the grains – which are actually compressed sugar, not ... Read More »

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Sometimes it seems like everyone’s grandma has one special recipe that they are known for. Homesick Texan‘s grandma is no exception. Grandma’s Chocolate Pie has a chocolate custard-type base and a meringue topping. It’s rich, comforting and the kind of recipe that you’ll come back to again and again. 101 Cookbooks used no white sugar and no white flour when crafting her Maple Huckleberry Coffee ... Read More »

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I like ravioli. I love cupcakes. I certainly never expected to see the two things directly linked together in one dish, yet Cupcake Project posted an intriguing recipe for Toasted Ravioli Cupcakes this week. There are about a week of posts describing every bit of the process of making Apple Cinnamon Ravioli, frying them until they’re nice and toasty, then using them to top of ... Read More »

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Foccacia dough is very similar to pizza dough: stretchy, thin and flavorful. Foccacia can be used for all kinds of toppings, too, even if a finish of herbs and olive oil is the most common. A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen used more pizza-like toppings to create Cornmeal Foccacio with Heirloom Tomatoes and Vidalia Onions. It’s a bit heartier than plainer foccacia and makes a ... Read More »

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First on my list this week are the Redheads at Oatmeal Cookie Blog. The blog is all about oatmeal cookies, which gets a big thumbs up in my book to begin with, but these particularly cookies caught my eye because of their name. Redheads are spicy cookies with 5 types of ginger (ginger hair/red hair = redheads). They sound great – not that I’d be ... Read More »

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