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Double Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Lemon Ginger Cupcakes

Warm, spicy ginger is often associated with dark, sweet molasses and classified as a flavor meant to be used during the holiday baking season. As delicious as gingerbread is, however, ginger itself is a very versatile spice that can be enjoyed all year round in a wide variety of baked goods. There are two primary types of ginger that I work with on a regular ... Read More »

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

I start just about every morning with a cup of coffee, just as many of you probably do. I like to pair my coffee with breakfast, whether it is a piece of toast grabbed on-the-run or a plate of eggs, bacon and biscuits. Muffins are always a good breakfast option in my kitchen, as they can both be a stand-alone morning snack or part of ... Read More »

Blood Orange Daiquiri

Blood Orange Daiquiri

The daiquiri is one of my favorite classic cocktails, although I admit that there are many that I like. One of the best things about a daiquiri is its short ingredient list of rum, lime juice and simple syrup. That trio of ingredients yields a surprisingly complex drink and, as is the case with many simple recipes, it is a great base for a little ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Snickerdoodles

Meyer Lemon Snickerdoodles

All kinds of citrus fruits are in season during the winter and citrus desserts are the perfect antidote to dreary weather, with their bright, sunny flavors. Lemons are typically my go-to citrus for everything from cakes to pies, and meyer lemons in particular make a lovely twist on a classic cookie recipe in these Meyer Lemon Snickerdoodles. The cookies contain the combination of cream of ... Read More »

Banana Cheesecake with Cinnamon Shortbread Crust

Banana Cheesecake with Cinnamon Shortbread Crust

Nine times out of ten, when I have leftover bananas in my kitchen, they are going into banana bread. I never really get tired of eating banana bread, especially when there are some many delicious variations on it, but there are times when I simply want to make something besides a loaf cake. Bananas, fortunately, are a versatile fruit and you can get really creative ... Read More »

Funfetti White Chocolate Scones

Funfetti White Chocolate Scones

The other day, I was asked to make a dish for a friend’s birthday. Typically, I would bake up a cake, some cupcakes or a more traditionally dessert birthday option than a batch of scones, but this birthday celebration was a brunch event and I wanted something both fun and breakfast-oriented. These Funfetti White Chocolate Scones don’t have to be saved for a birthday party, ... Read More »

Brown Butter Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Brown Butter Buttermilk Bundt Cake

This bundt cake combines a lot of my favorite ingredients: brown butter, buttermilk and vanilla. The finished cake has a light and tender crumb with an almost pound cake-like texture, but full of nutty browned butter flavor and just the right touch of vanilla. It looks simple at first glance, but it is a cake that will win you over on first bite. As you ... Read More »

Hermit Bars

Hermit Bars

Hermit cookies have the strangest name of any cookie out there. The unusual name does not have a clear origin story, but the cookies always have a very similar recipe. Hermit cookies, and bar cookies for that matter, are made with molasses and flavored with a generous amount of spices – spices that do not usually include ginger, which really sets these apart from various ... Read More »

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