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Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Frosting

When a baked good uses coffee in the name, it often means that the dish will pair well with coffee, not necessarily that it will contain coffee. As much as I enjoy pairing baked goods with coffee, as a coffee-lover, I always appreciate it when I find coffee flavors in desserts. And these Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream are a great choice for a coffee ... Read More »

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

This is a recipe that I found on a hand-typed recipe card (as in, it was typed on a typewriter) tucked inside of one of my grandmother’s cookbooks. I definitely don’t recall my grandmother ever making it, but clearly she liked it enough to take the time to type out the recipe to preserve it, instead of simply jotting down the ingredients on the back ... Read More »

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

I did not particularly enjoy salads when I was a kid, certainly not as much as I do now. I enjoyed salad dressing, and I loved to dunk crunchy carrot and celery sticks into small bowls of that dressing as a snack, it took me a while to learn to love lettuce. One of the first salads I can remember eating and loving was a ... Read More »

Confetti Angel Food Cake

Funfetti Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is an ethereally light sponge cake. It doesn’t get as much time in the spotlight as towering layer cakes, even though it is a fairly tall cake, because it is usually served plain. The most dressed up that a slice of angel food cake gets is when it is paired with fresh berries and a spoonful or two of whipped cream. It ... Read More »

Banana Crumb Cake

Banana Crumb Cake

Regular old banana bread may never be the same after you try this Banana Crumb Cake. The coffee cake has all the flavor of banana bread and is topped with a crisp, buttery crumb topping that is dangerously habit-forming. In fact might just be my new favorite way to put those overripe browning bananas to good use. The coffee cake has a very moist banana ... Read More »

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

I usually make scones with fresh or dried fruit in them, but there is no reason that you can’t include other ingredients, like nuts or chocolate into your scones for a change of pace. In fact, I find that a handful of chocolate chips in a scone recipe can convert even scone skeptics into scone lovers. The Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones are a great example of ... Read More »

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

An affogato is a traditional Italian espresso-based dessert. The full name is really “affogato al cafe” or “drowned in coffee,” in Italian. The name really suits the dessert, as it consists of a scoop of ice cream/gelato with a shot of hot espresso poured over the top. I like the classics, so vanilla ice cream or gelato with strong espresso is always my default affogato, ... Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies, undipped

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean caramel and buttery chocolate shortbread cookies are the three components that make up these Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies. They’re definitely a cut above your average cookie, with three components that are incredibly delicious on their own and even better when they’re combined. They do take a little extra effort to put together, but you can’t beat these when you are ... Read More »

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