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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
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Memorial Day gives everyone permission to do a few things: 1) Wear white 2) Fast-forward to summer 3) Eat ice cream Does that mean I don’t consume ice cream other than between Memorial Day and Labor Day? Of

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Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 pints ice cream, softened
Rhubarb Almond Cake

Rhubarb Almond Cake

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I used to be good at making restaurant recommendations. Now I practically break into a cold sweat when someone asks me for suggestions.  If you need a recipe, I can do that, but I can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature plus more for pan
  • 3/4 – 1 pound rhubarb stalks, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
Vegan Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls

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I’ve been keeping a secret from my brother, and I don’t feel guilty about it. A few days ago he came over to babysit while my husband and I met friends for dinner. We got home after

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Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon + 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Strawberry Pistachio Galette

Strawberry Pistachio Galette

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When you have a major sweet tooth like I do, it takes a lot to say to no dessert and treats.  The other day I was chatting with a friend at work. She offered me part

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 3/4 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

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A classic baked cheesecake isn’t hard to make. It just requires patience. And you have to get over any fears of the cake cracking. If it happens, you can always disguise it with a mound

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 48 graham crackers (12 full sheets)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons + 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 pounds cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1-1/2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste