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Salt & Pepper Biscuits

Salt & Pepper Biscuits

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Baked in a cast iron skillet, pull-apart Salt & Pepper Biscuits are flaky and buttery with a definite kick. They’re best eaten warm from the oven. It’s safe to assume we all can agree that

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Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for worksurface
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter, cold, cut into cubes plus 1 tablespoon melted butter for brushing pan and biscuits
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
Vegan Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Why do people already start wishing for fall in August? I know we love summer, but there are certain autumn delights that must be impossible to resist. Besides cozy sweater-weather not requiring a true coat,

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper or cayenne pepper
  • 6 ounces roughly chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

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I can polish off a pint of berries even before I’ve finished putting away my groceries. It feels indulgent in a way because strawberries, raspberries and all their cousins are pricey, but the situation changes

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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So far things have been going pretty well with ordering groceries online and doing curbside pickup. I am a total control freak when it comes to doing shopping. Of course I prefer taking care of

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Ingredients
  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting pan
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 rounded cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
Vegan Blueberry Chia Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Chia Muffins

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My freezer is stocked with frozen fruit. Berries take up the most of the real estate in one of the skinny compartments of our side-by-side. That stash includes raspberries and blackberries, but blueberries are always

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Ingredients
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups oat milk
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon Drop Scones

Lemon Drop Scones

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The best part of baking is sharing. Whether diving into a pan of brownies at home with friends or bringing a cake to the office, I never assume I’m going to devour an entire batch

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
Everything Oatmeal Knots

Everything Oatmeal Knots

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My favorite jar in my spice drawer right now is everything bagel seasoning. I put it on just about everything. Yes, I am an advocate of everything on everything and zero moderation.The flavor that comes

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package dry active yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
15-Minute Chocolate Cake

15-Minute Chocolate Cake

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We don’t make a big deal about Valentine’s Day at our house. My husband is always very thoughtful and will get me flowers, which I love. It’s such a treat having a vase filled with

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Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 sticks (10 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan and foil
  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate (70%), roughly chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • Confectioners’ sugar for serving
Cinnamon Squares

Cinnamon Squares

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My computer is my recipe box. Ingredients and instructions are typed out in Word documents. Some eventually make their way onto the blog, but a lot of them just live as saved files. Electronic storage

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

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I never thought I would ever say this, but I’ve become a coffee person. Not drinking straight coffee from the pot. I’ve been shelling it out for creamy lattes crafted by skilled baristas in the

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
Zucchini Chai Muffins

Zucchini Chai Muffins

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Now that it’s officially fall, I don’t have to hide my obsession with all things chai. Not that I was ever ashamed! I am such a fan of the mix of cinnamon and other spices

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Crispy M&M Cookies

Crispy M&M Cookies

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These thin and Crispy M&M Cookies match the bite of the candy shells. Don’t forget to press extra M&Ms into the cookies when you pull them out of the oven, so they have just the

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract