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Crepes Suzette

Crepes Suzette

Thin, tender crepes are one of my favorite pancakes – though, admittedly, I like them all – because they are so versatile. The relatively plain batter can easily be made savory or sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for. When I want something simple, I just spread my favorite preserves onto freshly made crepes and roll them up. When I want to do ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

There are almost an unlimited number of ways that you can make a banana bread. The bread can be seasoned with baking spices, studded with muts or divided up into much smaller servings for muffins. And no matter how it is made, I always enjoy a freshly baked banana bread. This Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread is a recipe that I like because it produces ... Read More »

Irish Coffee Iced Cream

Irish Coffee Iced Cream

Irish Coffee is a delicious hot coffee drink made with coffee (of course), Irish whiskey and brown sugar, which is topped with whipped cream before serving. It is said to have been invented at San Francisco‚Äôs Buena Vista Cafe, which is still serving them up to those very day. This Irish Coffee Iced Cream is inspired by the classic coffee drink, and this cool version ... Read More »

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda breads are wonderful loafs that everyone should make at least a few times in their lives. The quick breads require no yeast and are instead leavened only with baking soda. The use of a chemical leavener in this loaf means that there is no rising time and minimal mixing to do before you can put your bread in the oven, even though you ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread

The nooks and crannies of English muffins are what make them so much fun to eat. The bubbles in each English muffin allow for pockets of butter – or peanut butter, Nutella and any other topping you might want to spread onto your muffin – to pool in the most delicious way possible. Homemade English muffins are not too difficult to make, but a much ... Read More »

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake

Chocolaty stout beers, such as Guinness, can be great additions to baked goods – particularly if those baked goods are chocolate. While beer might not sound like the first thing you want to reach for when baking, beers container a lot of complex flavors and can add a lot of depth to baked goods if you use them properly. Heavy stout beers often contain notes ... Read More »

Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting

Two Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is one of my favorite ways to top a cake. The rich, tangy flavor of cream cheese goes well with almost any cake flavor you can think of, from chocolate cakes to spice cakes. It is quick and easy to make, as long as you have some cream cheese on hand in your fridge when you are ready to frost. The average ... Read More »

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