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Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch & Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch is a delicious confection made with brown sugar, butter and vanilla. It can be turned into cookies, puddings, cakes and caramels because the flavor combination is so versatile. The key to a successful butterscotch treat is being able to taste all three of those builidng block elements in every bite. I am a big butterscotch fan and was inspired to create these Butterscotch and ... Read More »

Perfect Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Rich Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort foods. Though there are a few gourmet rice pudding stores out there (very, very few), rice pudding remains something that is best made and eaten at home. A good rice pudding should feature a combination of smooth, rich custard and very tender rice. It should be sweet, without being too sweet, and the rice should really be ... Read More »

Blackberry Crumb Muffins

Blackberry Crumb Muffins

I like coffee cakes topped with lots of crisp, buttery crumb topping. Coffee cakes aren’t the only baked good you can add streusel to – even cookies and¬†pancakes are fair game – and, frankly, I wish that I would remember to add a crumb topping to my goodies a lot more often. These¬†Blackberry Crumb Muffins have a tender, berry-packed muffin base, but are a standout ... Read More »

Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies don’t need to be dressed up to be delicious, especially when they are still slightly warm from the oven and the chocolate is melting. That said, a few simple changes can turn a batch of ordinary cookies into cookies into a recipe that is a lot more memorable. These Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite chocolate chip ... Read More »

Easy Buttermilk Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

Easy Buttermilk Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

When I was a kid, chocolate chip pancakes were the ultimate breakfast indulgence. Tender, fluffy pancakes stuffed with chocolate chips were basically a dessert that I was allowed to eat in the morning – and I never hesitated to order them if I saw them on a menu. These days I don’t order chocolate chip pancakes quite as often, but when I am in the ... Read More »

Earl Grey and Lemon Mug Cake

Earl Grey and Lemon Mug Cake

Mug cakes are a lot of fun to make because they allow you to bake up a cake in less than five minutes, start to finish. I tend to experiment with flavors in mug cakes even more than traditional cakes because I know that I’m not sacrificing a lot of time or ingredients if a flavor combination doesn’t turn out to have the “wow” factor ... Read More »

Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

vanillapalmiers

Palmiers are one of those pastries that you can make to impress people, though they are extremely easy to put together. They have just two ingredients: sugar and puff pastry (though, of course, puff pastry requires butter and flour). The finished cookies are so crispy that they almost melt in your mouth, leaving the delicious flavors of butter and caramelized sugar lingering on your tongue ... Read More »

Sweetheart Sour

Sweetheart Sour

My homemade Conversation Heart Rum is certainly a fun treat to make for your valentine, but once you have a batch on hand, you’re going to need some cocktail ideas to use it up. The flavored can be treated like any other flavored spirits, whether you typically use vodka or rum. It has a very pronounced flavor on its own and can add intensity to ... Read More »

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