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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 »

Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican chocolate is an ingredient that I keep in my pantry so that I can make amazing hot chocolate any time that I get the urge. The chocolate is sold in thick tablets and has a unique texture and flavor that sets it apart from other types of chocolate. Mexican chocolate is made with sugar, cacao nibs and cinnamon, which gives it a little spice. ... Read More »

Maple Coconut Rice Pudding

Maple Coconut Rice Pudding

When it comes down to it, I have a soft spot for classic vanilla rice pudding. It could be because it is the type of dish that my grandmother would make and serve all the time, or it could simply be because I love custard desserts. Vanilla may be my go-to, but I’m still always experimenting with new flavors for rice pudding to give a ... Read More »

Everyday Lemon Cake

Everyday Lemon Cake

When I feel like baking something – or like eating a baked good – I try to do it right away. This means that I don’t save my baking projects for the weekends, but have been known to bake in the morning, afternoon and evening even during the week. It also means that I don’t always have unlimited time for my baking projects. After all, ... Read More »

One Bowl Coconut Muffins

One Bowl Coconut Muffins

When I am baking breakfast goodies, such as muffins and coffee cakes, I often plan ahead so that my ingredients are ready to go the next morning when I wake up. There are times, however, when I unexpectedly get a craving for a muffin to go with my coffee and need something I can whip up quickly. Muffins are usually a quick and easy bake, ... Read More »

How to Make A Bloody Mary

How to Make A Bloody Mary

A bloody mary is a classic brunch drink that has become even more popular in the past couple of years.┬áIt’s a savory, tomato juice-based cocktail that contains vodka and quite a bit of spice. The recipe varies from place to place – as does the heat level of the drink – but it’s usually a delicious and satisfying way to start a Sunday. You can ... Read More »

Peanut Butter-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

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I am a huge peanut butter fan and have been since the first day I took a peanut butter sandwich to school in my lunch bag. To this day, I have a soft spot for peanut butter treats. I know that I’m not the only one, either! The salty-sweet combination so often found in peanut butter candies, cookies, cakes and pies is what makes them ... Read More »

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