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Carrot Cake Friands

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Carrot Cake Friands
Friands are little cakes that are related to French financiers. They’re dense little cakes made with egg whites and ground almonds that have a dense, buttery texture that reminds me a bit of a bite-sized pound cake. Like muffins, friands are incredibly versatile and a basic recipe can be transformed into almost any …

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6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes to Celebrate Easter

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6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes for Celebrating Easter
Carrot cake is one of my traditional bakes around Easter. As much as I love chocolate, I always like to serve a dessert (both at brunch and dinner) that doesn’t have chocolate in it to offer an alternative to, or a break from, the richness of Easter basket candy. These cakes and bakes …

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Nordic Ware Flower Petits Fours Pan

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Nordic Ware Flower Petits Fours Pan

I find that I bring home fresh flowers (or pick them, when I can) on a regular basis during the spring. While the stores are still full of flowers during the winter, the change in season really makes me want to bring a little more of nature indoors. Another way to decorate …

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Hot Cross Bun Muffins

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Hot Cross Bun Muffins
Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The fluffy, spiced buns are made with a yeasted dough and typically include mix-ins like currants, raisins and candied citrus. They are one of those recipes that I only make once every year – and there are times that I skip them …

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Oreo Eggs, reviewed

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Oreo Eggs, reviewed

A few months ago, I learned that Cadbury was selling Oreo creme-filled chocolate eggs in Canada. Some early pictures made it look as though the cookies n’ cream creme filling would be soft, much like that of a Cadbury creme egg, though pictures of the product in stores showed a …

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Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms, reviewed

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Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms, reviewed
M&Ms have been sharing seasonal colors and flavors for much longer than some brands, but they’re starting to get a lot more creative with the seasonal flavors that they’re packing up for us. One of their most recent launches is vanilla cupcake-flavored candy, an addition to their spring lineup this year. The Vanilla …

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