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Category: Baked Goods

Pecan Pavlova Cookies with Cranberry Curd and Maple Pecans

The intimidating part about having a blog is that the longer you go without posting, the more pressure there is to put up a seriously fantastic blow-your-socks-off post. And yeah, it’s been a looooonnng time since I’ve graced this page with my presence…

From Chocolate Cake to Chicken Tostadas

I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth – it’s salty all the way for me. Give me the choice of crispy, salt-encrusted chips or a towering slice of achingly sweet chocolate cake, and the chips will be gone before you even had the chance…

Perfecting the Granola Bar

It’s been a bit of a journey trying to find the ultimate granola bar recipe for me. With the latest craze for coconut, all recipes now seem to incorporate coconut oil and shredded coconut. Unfortunately, yours truly has a serious aversion to all things coconut, and I can…

Apfelkuchen and a Backyard Transformation

And now, for a brief interruption in the program… Before I regale you with free yoga sites and tasty new smoothie ideas, I want to interject with a recipe for Apfelkuchen (that’s apple cake to those on this side of the pond) that is near and dear to me…

“Holla” bread and it’s Garden Time!!

Eighty-degree weather has officially hit the Northeast, just in time for the Boston Marathon participants to melt into the asphalt during their long slog. As much as I pitied the sloggers, I’m loving the spring flowers and toasty sunshine. Especially since this: means I can get started…

Double Ginger Cookies

Potlucks, dinners, and weekends away are the perfect time to make those desserts that you wouldn’t normally make just for yourself to gorge on, but are seriously craving. If I were to make these cookies for myself, they would disappear in an obscenely short amount of time (and…

These muffins + your pantry = Deliciousness!!

Well, it’s been a while, but it’s time for me to get back into blog-land again!  Armed with a new camera (nothing fancy, but it should do the trick) and a mind that never seems to stop thinking about FOOD, I’ll be documenting…

Easiest chocolate cake EVER

Sometimes you need chocolate. This is a daily occurrence for me (as witnessed by the ever-present bar of chocolate in my desk at work), but occasionally when I’m at home on the weekends, I find myself without even the tiniest crumb of chocolate.  How this could happen…