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My Favorite Streusel

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 A defining feature of Streusel’s personality is her commitment to pretty much everything. When she makes a plan, she follows through — be responsible for her own yard? Yup, she’ll mow the hell out of the world’s largest lawn (seriously, … Continue reading

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Cheddar Jalapeno Scones

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   A few things from my last two weeks:   1. A bevy of ants attempted to move into my basement. Best part of the whole experience? When I called the exterminator to schedule an appointment, they asked me what … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Scones

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 I love me a scone, and I admittedly get irrationally irritated if you give me a dry one. I just see no reason for a them to be dry – they’ve got enough butter – but oftentimes they’re still somehow … Continue reading

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Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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  If sweet, tart, and pillowy is your thing, then I totally have the cookies for you!   Ricotta cookies are awesome; they’re soft and chewy, and in this recipe, the lemon adds a delicious tang in contrast to the … Continue reading

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

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   Ever in a muffin mood? I was totally in a muffin mood the other day, AND I remembered that I had frozen blueberries in my freezer, waiting patiently to be baked into something happy.   Since I’m so fervently … Continue reading

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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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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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Sable Cookies

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  I’ve stumbled onto something amazing: the most delicious, most tender, most must-keep-eating cookie that… don’t have chocolate or peanut butter in them! Unreal, I know! (although it should be noted they are made almost entirely out of the third ingredient in the … Continue reading

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