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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 »

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 »

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