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Carrot Raisin Bread

I adore this bread – it’s sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect with coffee in the morning, flecked with shredded carrots and dotted with raisins. It makes getting out of bed on these last cold days of winter bearable!

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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

My boy is a year older, and a shoe size bigger – and that calls for a special cake! Orange cake with an orange cream filling, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because it’s … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

It was cold and rainy on Saturday, and there’s no better excuse to turn on the oven and bake. If you have two lonely Granny Smith apples in your fruit bowl, you too could make this lovely loaf of apple … Continue reading

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Easy French Bread

We’ve all been there – you need bread for dinner, but didn’t plan ahead to whip up a no-knead loaf, the bakery is closed, and your eyes are rolling like a slot machine at the “Italian” bread in your grocery … Continue reading

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Lemon Butter Cookies

Busy weekend, however I did manage to bake some cookies that Joe says are amazing! Soft, light, lemony – there’s something about citrus that makes me pine for warmer temperatures – we’ll get there. 

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Braided Apple Cinnamon Bread

A blizzard gives you the opportunity to bake and catch up on your Netflix list, which is what I did over the weekend. And laundry, because there’s always laundry. 

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Rugelach

With the holidays approaching, I’ve beginning to stockpile cookie dough for the freezer. I pick one afternoon – crank up the Frank, Ella, Perry, and Esquivel holiday music and bake like a lunatic. I’ve never made rugelach before, so I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

It’s truly spring when the trees are budding, and I find rhubarb on 9th Street. The man I bought it from asked if I were making a pie, when I confirmed that I was – he suggested adding a tiny bit … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bread with Orange Glaze

My Sunday plans for blueberry pancakes were vetoed in favor of French toast. Best laid plans, and all that. Plan B was a blueberry cake with lots of orange zest, and an orange glaze. Adding orange zest to the batter compliments the blueberries … Continue reading

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Blueberry Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

  The spectacular thing about upside-down cakes is that they look fancy without all of the work. There’s no frosting to fuss with, just pour a little melted butter, brown sugar, and fruit in the bottom of a cake pan, … Continue reading

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Pineapple Cookies

While going through some of my dad’s boxes – I was thrilled to find my grandmother’s recipe book that I thought was long gone. There are some treasures in there – Lobster Cantonese, Frankfurter Casserole, and Marie Griffin’s recipe for … Continue reading

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Chocolate Dipped Orange Shortbread

Orange and chocolate are one of my favorite combos – right next to chocolate and peanut butter. This shortbread has candied orange peel, orange zest, and orange juice – it packs a powerful orange punch! Then you dip the cookies … Continue reading

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Wrapping It Up

Due to some unforeseen events, this Christmas has been a flurry of shopping, wrapping and stockpiling cookie dough. Gifts are shipped, cards are on the way to their destinations, and I’ve completed all of my jewelry projects. I’m looking forward to a … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Shortbread

Growing up, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a covered candy dish full of ribbon candy and chocolate covered cherries. These cookies are like popping a chocolate covered cherry in your mouth, then taking a bite of a delicious shortbread cookie. If you’re headed … Continue reading

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