Monthly Archives: March 2012


Buttermilk Biscuits

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  My co-worker, Sharon, is a former bakery owner and therefore kindly allows me to ramble on about what I’ve baked, what I want to bake, and what I think about what I want to bake. About two weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Stout Brownies

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     I got into a big fat fight with these brownies and had to make them twice (they won the first time around, coming out raw, despite an nearly an hour in the oven).   But here’s the great … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Buns

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I had absolutely no reason to make the cinnamon buns, other than I like sweets, I was in the mood to bake, and Brandon’s parents were coming to Seattle for a night, which meant that I’d have people to feed … Continue reading

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Fun with Royal Icing

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  I have been in a cookie mood!  I wanted to try my hand at icing some cookies, cute cookies, cookies like you see on all the cool cookie blogs.   Until recently, I had never iced a cookie with … Continue reading

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Chetumal, Mexico

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  This past week, I’ve suffered mightily from PVD (post-vacation depression) after being forced back into normal life following an amazing week-long trip to the Yucatan Peninsula. I know… poor me!   Sun-starved and sallow, Brandon and I slumped our … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next weekend, I figured we’d better get to the baking.   I hadn’t had Irish Soda Bread in years – I remembered it being dense and dry – until recently, when a local shop … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread

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  I woke up the other morning in a baking mood (i.e. craving flour). I had a bunch of stuff to do, but was feeling motivated to fit everything in. Settling on this recipe – from the fancy cookbook “The … Continue reading

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Maple Oatmeal Bars

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I couldn’t stop with just making Fat Witch Brownie Bites.  There are so many great recipes in Fat Witch Brownies by Patricia Helding that it’s hard to decide which ones to make but one word had me with this recipe, … Continue reading

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