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Nutella Cupcakes

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You know when you have one of those busy weekends and before you know it, it’s Monday again? So went my last weekend (and maybe the 50 weekends before that too).  So when thinking of something chocolate and cake, I … 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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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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Boozy Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze

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It’s impossible for me to think of any dessert that screams “fall” more that this quadfecta of autumnal flavors: bourbon, pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple. If this Boozy Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze isn’t a celebration of the season in … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Cheesecake with Mango Compote

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  Like everyone else, I’ve fallen madly in love with my Instant Pot. How could I not? I now have the ability to magically cook dried beans in a flash and don’t have to soak my steel-cut oats overnight. While … Continue reading

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Lemon Oreo Li’l Cheesecakes

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It’s February, the month Strudel and I designated Cheesecake month!  I decided my first cheesecake for the month would be a classic cheesecake with a crust made out of Lemon Oreo thins.  This was an amazingly good choice. Perfect amount … Continue reading

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Citrus Honey Cake

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Growing up, my dad often baked a honey cake for Rosh Hashanah dessert (we’d eat dinner then head to synagogue). This is pretty traditional – honey cake, along with other honey-sweetened foods, is eaten to signify a sweet new year. … Continue reading

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Espresso Coffee Cake

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Since coffee cake is simply a socially acceptable way to eat dessert in the morning, I think that sneaking in a bit of espresso is an excellent way to make the early a.m. even jazzier. As Streusel and I are … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

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 I’m very proud to say that my garden is growing beautifully this year – the tomatoes (my favorite!) are coming along nicely – the plants are huge and have tons of fruit, I’m just waiting (im)patiently for them to turn … Continue reading

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Lemon Lime Rounds

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With the last of this month’s cookie posts I decided to convert another cake to a cookie.  I was inspired by the recent King Arthur Flour catalog I received in the mail.  In it was a recipe for Lemon Streusel Coffee … Continue reading

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