Lemon-Basil Olive Oil Gelato


We have a cookbook title!!! It’s called The Cookie Book!! I love love love the final title. What do you think? As soon as the cover is finalized, I’ll share it here as well. I seriously can’t wait!! I knew once I turned the manuscript in that there would still be work to be done. But here we are months…

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Banana Espresso Cake With Espresso Bean Buttercream


I hope this banana cake finds you rested and well, ready to tackle the weekend. I have been dreaming about this cake for some time…a super moist cake, loaded with heaps of banana, dotted with bits of dark chocolate and teeming with the taste of espresso throughout. We bake this cake low and slow. I’m talking, at 275 F for…

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Lemon Raspberry Tea Cake


Hey friends! Whew, the book is FINALLY turned in!! I’ve been thinking I’d like to write about the cookbook-writing process here…would that interest you? I have a lot of thoughts that I would love to share if you’re interested. I get to see the manuscript one more time, for several weeks in May, and I believe at that point it…

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Blood Orange Scones


Oh winter citrus, how do I love thee? There are too many ways to count. I just can’t get enough of you. Combining you with a scone is almost too good to be true. Almost. This Blood Orange Scone, she’s moist. I mean, shut-the-front-door moist. She’s beautiful. Just look at her. And that citrus flavor isn’t just hiding behind a veil with her head down, she’s…

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Almond Scented Meringues With Roasted Rhubarb + Berries


It’s been too long, hasn’t it? Working on my cookbook rekindled my love affair with meringue. So much so, that I wanted to make a beautiful dessert with it and was due for another recipe with Diamond Nuts of California, so violá, here we are. These meringues are shatteringly crisp with just the essence of almond in there. To drive…

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Savory Truffle Mustard Knots


{This post is sponsored by Maille} I hope you have lots of festive occasions coming up this month and if so, I have the perfect holiday appetizer to share with you. I use one of my favorite doughs as a base (it’s a brioche dough with eggs and butter and lots of richness) and then fold in Parmesan, fresh thyme…

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Cookbook Announcement (YAY!) + Some Badass Holiday Cookies


I am SO EXCITED that I am finally able to tell you that I’ve been working on a cookbook!! I started working with an agent (hi Leigh!) last December and over months (and months!) created a baking cookbook proposal (that covered all things butter + sugar). When we were finally weeks (maybe days??) from finishing that monster proposal I got…

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Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake


What’s that you say? You need one more holiday dessert to choose from? Ok. Yep. I got ya covered. This takes a nod from one of my first posts on DisplacedHousewife. It was a Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake and it went CRAZY on Instagram. It might have been my first recipe to do so. I wanted to reinvent her this…

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Rustic Cranberry Apple Handpies


Prepare yourself. This recipe is a no-self-control recipe. The kind where I had two handpies before noon and had to talk myself off the ledge about eating another before dinner. You can’t eat just one. I seriously dare you. And if you have that kind of self control, I just don’t understand you on the deep human level I’d like…

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Pumpkin Bourbon Cakelets With Spiced Maple Glaze


Good morning friends! I hope your fall has been good to you so far. I have been obsessed with making all things pumpkin, have you noticed? I was thinking these sweet cakes would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table or for finishing a holiday dinner with friends + family. Can you picture it? I am super excited about this post…

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Double Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Swirl Muffins


Hi friends! I hope this finds you well. We’re going to do a quickie today because I wanted to get this recipe to you + participate in the Virtual Pumpkin Party that Sara from Cake Over Steak throws every year. And I had an intense craving for some swirly muffins…so here they are! Sending heaps of love and I will…

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Pumpkin Muscovado Layered Cake With Maple Pecan Clusters


I had a hankering for a really delicious layered pumpkin cake. I reached for the brown sugar. Nope, we need something more. We need jazz hands. I reached back in and grabbed the muscovado. Yes. Yes, this will do just fine. I didn’t want to make a cake with a million jazz hands because that can be overwhelming. Too many…

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Spiced Apple Cake With Brown Butter Buttercream


I’m starting to think I have a tendency to overdo things just a wee bit. I really just wanted to make an easy, one-layer apple cake. I was picturing a light dusting of powdered sugar over the top. A snack cake. We could eat it for breakfast…lunch…dinner…snacks in between. Nobody would judge us because the name implies (insists?) we eat…

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Maple Oat Scones With Espresso Glaze


I love-loath Sundays. I don’t like to make plans on Sunday and I secretly judge people that plan an event that requires me to leave the house on a Sunday. We can still be friend but if we’re to be really good friends, this has to cease. The only outing I’ll consider on a Sunday is one that involves equal parts…

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Crème Frâiche Cheesecake With Pretzel Crust + Brûléed Figs and Grapes


I know it’s still technically summer but when everyone goes back to school it’s already fall in my mind. And fall is harvest…so I think about the grapes that are dipping below my trellis and spilling all over my patio which makes my chickens oh so happy. And I think of figs because they’re such a cozy beautiful, late summer/early…

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