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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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I love cookies and have always loved them, so it’s pretty tough for me to pick a favorite. If I was forced to rank them, I would say:1) Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies 2) Peanut Butter

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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
Roasted Tomato Focaccia

Roasted Tomato Focaccia

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I love baking bread, but I don’t claim to be an expert. Far from it. There’s no sourdough starter in a jar in my fridge. I prefer simple crusty loaves of no-knead bread and knots

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Ingredients
  • For focaccia
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for oiling bowl and sheet pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

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Pies come in two seasons. You have autumn with Thanksgiving apples and pumpkin. On the flip side, you have spring and summer with an overabundance of berries and stone fruit. Often these pies come with

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 6 ounces peanut butter sandwich cookies (about 15)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt