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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
Homemade Herb Crackers with Caviar and Mascarpone

Homemade Herb Crackers with Caviar and Mascarpone

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It makes sense that holiday season is the season of food in miniature. The exceptions, of course, are the big meals on the actual holidays, but even they’re kicked off with appetizers. When you’re bouncing around

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs plus more for serving (chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill, oregano)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

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This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free. Even though apples and pecans get all the attention in the height of pie season, I still default to chocolate desserts. I know I can’t be the

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 ounces vegan dark chocolate, finely chopped
Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

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The assignments for Thanksgiving dinner have been handed out. Of course I am excited. The more things to make, the better! Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of family holidays. It’s time that I bring my

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water