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Strawberry Lemon Donuts

Strawberry Lemon Donuts

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If you saw a crazy lady at the grocery last week jumping up and down in front of the organic strawberries, it could have been me. Just kidding! I contained myself. It was tough, but

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Ingredients
  • For donuts
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

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I’ve been turning back the clock and revisiting old recipes. When you’re a blogger, sometimes you are so consumed with creating new content that it’s good to hit pause and revamp a recipe. Buttermilk often

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Ingredients
  • Non-sticking cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
Tomato Arugula Feta Biscuits

Tomato Arugula Feta Biscuits

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I planned to make savory scones, but they ended up being accidental biscuits.  Scones and biscuits are very similar when it comes to ingredients and method. We could get into a debate about specific base

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 ounces (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk plus more for brushing biscuits
Lemon Pistachio Tart

Lemon Pistachio Tart

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Sundays are my baking day. Obviously time is a big reason, but it’s really more about timing. I love having sweets at home, but I don’t want them all for myself. It feels so much

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 1/2 cup shelled roasted salted pistachios (about 2 ounces) plus more for decorating
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold water
Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake

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Who knew that motherhood would involve so much cake? My son hasn’t reached the drop-off stage yet, so I find myself at a lot of birthday parties on the weekends. I am basically surrounded by

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve gotten pretty boring when it comes to breakfast. Everyday it’s the same thing: a smoothie with blueberries, spinach, chia seeds, peanut butter powder and coconut water. Even on the weekends when I have more

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Grapefruit Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

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Quick breads blur the boundaries between breakfast, dessert and snack. They are a universal treat that make sense at lots of different times during the day. I think that’s why I love them so much.

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 grapefruit, zest and juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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People generally fall into two camps when it comes to dessert. You either like cake or frosting. I realize it’s not as simple as only eating one or the other, but there’s a certain balance

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1-2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (14 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Peanut Butter Quinoa Blondies

Peanut Butter Quinoa Blondies

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Baking gets the serious cold shoulder in January, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Holiday baking is at its peak Thanksgiving through Christmas with pies and cookies, but when the clock strikes midnight on

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Rosemary Fougasse

Rosemary Fougasse

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There’s no excuse for why I didn’t discover the absolute delight that is The Great British Bake Off until now. We finally took the plunge into Netflix, and with that has come a full-fledged obsession with the

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl and brushing bread
  • 2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

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With the holidays and birthdays, December is a big baking month at our house. Parties, potlucks and school treats mean the kitchen is filled with the most delightful scents of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Bonus:

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour plus more for dusting pan
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

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Sometimes I avoid recipes with hazelnuts because they’re such a pain to peel. Toasting them in the oven and using a towel to rub off their brown skins just doesn’t work that well. After some

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract