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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 »

Conversation Heart Rum

Conversation Heart Rum

I’ve made quite a few infused spirits for various holidays, including a clove-spiced vodka for Christmas and a Peep-infused Vodka for Easter. These spirits are fun to make and always make a gift or addition to a holiday celebration. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to use conversation hearts to make up a batch of Conversation Heart Rum! The rum is easy to make because the ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

The best cure for a cold winter day is baking something that uses a lot of fresh citrus. Citrus is in season during the winter and will always infuse a bit of bright spring sunshine into your kitchen. This Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread is a currently favorite of mine that is both delicious and easy to make – two attributes that I love to have in ... Read More »

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