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st. lucia buns

This recipe for St. Lucia Buns was posted a few years ago originally, but it got buried in the archives and I thought I‘d bring it up again for the Holidays. ****************************************** Each December, I find myself searching for the perfect holiday traditions. Not that there are any perfect ones, of course, but with two little ones in our family, I crave some routine and consistency each year. Dream scenarios would be opening

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blood orange donuts

Yossy Arefi‘s (from Apt 2B Baking Co.) new cookbook is out today, and I‘d just like to begin by saying it‘s so gorgeous. I‘ve been a fan of Yossy‘s work for quite some time and have been eagerly awaiting this release. The book focuses on all things fruit, and is filled with stunning photographs, unique flavor combinations, and recipes that work. The recipes in this book range from simple, five-ingredient affairs to m

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Walnut Cake with Chocolate Buttercream and Candied Walnuts

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own. I‘m excited to share this cake with you, for two reasons. First, it has been a whole month since I made a layer cake, so I was due for another one. Second, this cake involves candied walnuts, and I didn‘t realize until I made them how incredibly delicious they are. (My family agreed, and I made a batch of just the candied walnuts after the cake was gone

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Cinnamon Rolls

I‘m posting the cinnamon roll recipe from my book here today, as many of you have been looking for it after the Pancake Princess declared it winner of her Cinnamon Roll Bake Off (yay!). I had the rolls in a different form here, but since the recipe was on several other sites and I had so many questions about where to find it and how to make them, I now have it here for you. A few other things I have been highly enjoying Kid the Whiz on Inst

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Gift Guide 2018 Part Two

Part Two of my gift guide! (You can find Part One here.) Today is my favorite kitchen appliances, stocking stuffers, and book ideas. ***(Also:Holiday Playlists!On Spotify: MyHoliday Mix from last year is here. MyClassic Christmas Mix is here. And myQuiet Christmas Mix is here.) On Apple Music:Christmas Fun,Ease Into Christmas,Ease Into Christmas (Jazz and Classics Edition), andChristmas Albums. KITCHEN APPLIANCES Kitchen Aid Pro Line Stand Mixer

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Masala-Spice Palmiers

I always forget how delicious palmiers are until I make them - puff pastry, coated in sugar and spices and then baked until crisp and caramelized - what‘s not to love? This version from Maggie Battista‘s new cookbook, A New Way to Food, is made with Masala spice mix (a blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, coriander, black pepper, and fennel) and maple sugar. Other puff pastry desserts you might enjoy: Peach Puff Pastry Pie, Puff Pastry

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triple chocolate peppermint bark

(Another holiday recipe from the archives! I make this every year, and wanted to share again in case you are looking for more Christmas treats. xx) ************************************************ Okay. So I‘m posting about peppermint and chocolate again. But it‘s Christmas, and I have a lot of holiday baking to do. And this chocolate bark was so delicious that I assumed you would want to make it, too. For instance, you might want to

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Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel

I‘m posting again (two days in a row!) because I received a lovely new cookbook from Fanny Lam of Oh Sweet Day, and these pumpkin and cream cheese muffins spoke to me immediately from amongst the pages. Then after making them and inhaling most of them (and sharing with my neighbors who also devoured them) I decided you might just want this recipe as well for your upcoming holiday weekend and month. They are crazy good; the pumpkin and spice

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pumpkin pie

Several people asked for this recipe after I posted a photo of the pie on Instagram, so here it is. This is the pumpkin pie I‘ve made at the last couple Thanksgivings, and it‘s gone over quite well my family gathering. It is dreamy-creamy, and boasting of pumpkin flavor. Other pumpkin recipes you may enjoy: Baked Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Poundcake with Chocolate, Pumpkin Scones, and Ginger Cake with Pumpkin Moussaline. ****************

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Gift Guide 2018 Part One

I have a two-part gift guide for you. Today is my favorite baking books of the year and favorite kitchen items. I‘ll be back soon with more! ***(Also: Holiday Playlists! On Spotify: MyHoliday Mix from last year is here. MyClassic Christmas Mix is here. And myQuiet Christmas Mix is here.) On Apple Music: Christmas Fun, Ease Into Christmas, Ease Into Christmas (Jazz and Classics Edition), and Christmas Albums. FAVORITE BAKING BOOKS The Artful

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Cranberries and Cream Danish Braid

Christmas is just around the corner. I‘ve been baking for weeks (mostly recipe testing for my next book, but also holiday baking!), and must say this Danish braid is one of my favorite things I‘ve made this December. The tart cranberries paired with cream cheese, sweet icing, and flaky Danish dough is just about perfection. If cranberries aren‘t your thing, you could fill the braid with your favorite jam or curd. Other recipes y

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