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“Make do” Cookies

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Strudel and I had different plans for this month’s theme but in these interesting times we ALL had different plans, right? High school seniors were planning on graduation parties… Busy brides were planning their dream wedding… Many people were planning … Continue reading

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Pear Honey Swirl Bread

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  I hope this week finds you all healthy and well, both physically and emotionally. I’ve settled into a routine of morning CorePower or other workout videos, short outdoor runs and days spent on zoom. Brandon works at a hospital, … Continue reading

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Tuscan Coffeecake

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  It’s a wild world out there right now. Each day, life in Seattle feels like it’s getting both bigger and smaller. Bigger, because I’m reading about us in the national newspapers (though that focus is shifting already). And smaller, … Continue reading

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Cheesy Egg Noodle Casserole (with homemade noodles)

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I took the liberty of a slight variation of our theme this month which is enriched breads and made an enriched noodle instead.  Why?  Because it sounded delicious!  A good reason in my book! So as you read through the … Continue reading

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Italian Easter Cheese Bread

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It was only after I’d baked this bread that I realized that it’s the *fifth* recipe for cheese bread that we have on this site. I also noted that all the other recipes have come from my brilliant co-blogger, who … Continue reading

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Banana Cake with Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

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The idea for a Banana Cake came from my recent visit to Hawai’i, where I ate banana bread with abandon while simultaneously plotting how I could recreate this joy in my own kitchen. We focused most of our loaf-eating while … Continue reading

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

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As the snow falls outside this morning, what better way to enjoy some hot cocoa than in these warm, buttery hot cocoa cookies!  These might be the easiest (and tastiest) cookies I’ve ever made.  It’s hard to follow Strudel’s amazing … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chocolate Checkerboard Cake

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For those of us that bake a lot – and even those who dabble – I think many of us find inspiration (or envy!) from what we see others doing in their homes, bakeries, etc. I know that I find … Continue reading

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Multigrain Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These cookies screamed, “Ready for my close up!” so I had to oblige.  Did you ever think you’d see multigrain and chocolate chunk in the same name for a cookie?! Me neither!  These cookies are a perfect chunky, sweet and … Continue reading

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Nut and Seed Bread

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If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s gluten. I think gluten is glorious – it makes baked things chewy and airy and adds to their overall deliciousness. So when Streusel and determined that we’d focus on healthier baking this … Continue reading

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