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Pomegranate Molasses

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I love pomegranates!  I ate an entire one yesterday. I visited Armenia almost 10 years ago and became fascinated with this fruit while there.  Armenians believe the fruit symbolizes fertility.  They make a wonderful wine of pomegranate and depict the fruit … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

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I was having coffee with my friend Cristy yesterday and trying to figure out what to make next for the blog.  When I was lamenting about what homemade item I could make next, she immediately asked if I had ever made … Continue reading

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Challah

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 So it’s only after I planned, baked, and started to prep this post that I realized I was posting a challah recipe on Easter Sunday. I beg ignorance, since it’s not my holiday, though knowing this in advance will save … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos Cake

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I love seeing the colorful skulls or calaveras when visiting Mexico.    I found this pan in the clearance bin at Michael’s (oh how I love that store) last month and thought it would be fun to make a cake and … Continue reading

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Death by Cupcake

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So enough with the Fall recipes, let’s get our Halloween on!  I love Halloween.  It’s fun to dress up and stuff your face with sweets, right? Not only are these cupcakes scary good because they are loaded with butter and … Continue reading

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A Giant Fancy Chocolate Cake

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  We were invited to our friend’s house for New Year’s Eve, an event that called for a big, fat, fancy (and delicious) cake. This Stump de Noël – from the Baked Exploration cookbook – totally fit the bill. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Brownie Bites

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Happy Holidays! Here is it, #3 in my four part post of the new line of Krusteaz Gluten Free mixes.  I think this one is my favorite, better than my brownies from scratch!  The cornbread muffins and apple cake were … Continue reading

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Maple Coconut Granola

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 Here’s a thing about me: generally speaking, I’m wildly uncreative. I realize I’ve covered this topic in the past, but it’s worth repeating again this holiday season. Time and time again, I find myself attempting (and failing) to find my … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheesy Flaky Rolls

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Have you heard of Tartine Bakery?  No?  Maybe Chad Robertson?  As fast as you can, go out and buy one of Chad Robertson’s books! Really, GO NOW! I have Tartine Bread and it has transformed how I bake bread!  Tartine’s owner … Continue reading

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Walnut Pie

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Pecan Pie is my absolute favorite holiday pie.  However, the price of pecans has shot through the roof.  Apparently China has a taste for pecans now and demand is high.  It was hard to justify buying pecans when I had … Continue reading

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