Overnight Raspberry Jam Buns With Crème Fraîche Glaze


I’m thinking these should be on your Mother’s Day table… These are make-ahead buns that are given a quick rise the morning we’re brunching. We throw the dough and jam together the night before (or up to several days before) and then just let everything rest and flavor mingle. Our biggest concern will be champagne or screwdriver. I was super excited when All-Clad…

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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies


A lot of different things are happening with this cookie. We whip up a simple double chocolate cookie batter. That’s cool. We’ve done this before. We grab a caramel candy (not too hard, not to soft), cut it in half and shove in the middle of the dough, covering completely. We’re also using dark cocoa powder, because I can’t live without…

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Chocolate Almond Scones


You knew my love of scones was going to morph into some little chocolate number. I’ve actually been hanging onto this recipe for probably a year. I know. Sorry. They’re so good. But I needed a bit of a scone sabbatical. Once I stopped baking them for the bakery we needed a break. But enough time has passed and now we’re in…

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Irish Coffee Cake


Is it a cake that tastes like Irish coffee or is it a coffee cake with Irish coffee vibes? Or are they the same thing? I think they’re different but this seems like more of an in-person conversation for us to have…perhaps over Irish coffee and cake? Today we’re scenting a traditional coffee cake with all of our favorite flavors: fresh-brewed espresso (or coffee),…

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Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies


These Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies bumped some toasted walnut cookies out of the line-up because they were just too amazing not to share immediately. The feedfeed had a mixer this past week and I wanted to bake Julie + Dan (the owners) something special. Wait, let me take a step back…I actually made two different types of chocolate chip cookies last week.…

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Meyer Lemon Chamomile Muffins


Morning loves! I’ve been holding onto this recipe a bit…tweaking until it was just right. Most of the chamomile muffins out there have chunks of chamomile tea in them…which neither my kids nor I liked. At all. And if you try to soften the chamomile before adding it to the batter it will tinge the batter a drab color. Not into…

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Chocolate Malted Layer Cake With Toasted Meringue


So I’ve learned something very important this week. Grab a drink, move in close and listen carefully: I have zero self control with chocolate cake. Every year, growing up, my mom would make me a chocolate cake for my birthday. You know the cake…those amazing doctored-up box cakes that are the confectionary equivalent to crack. One year in particular, my best…

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Salted Rye Brownies


Have we talked about how linear I am? I like to focus on one thing, see it through until completion and then I’m ready for the next project. Currently, I’m working on four different projects andddd…it’s a lot. For me. It’s all great…it’s just an adjustment for my brain. And both of my kids have been sick for what feels…

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Chocolate Orange Truffle Cookies


Picture a chocolate cookie with a slight crisp resistance when bitten and a rich, fudgy center. Then imagine it laced and scented with winter citrus. Yep. It’s that kind of cookie. These come together quickly, take a short spell in the fridge and then are baked off in ten minutes. Not too long from start to finish, most of the ingredients…

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Calistoga


Little fairies sprinkled gold dust over my life in early December and suddenly I was in Calistoga, California rubbing shoulders with some of my favorite bloggers. Consider this your weekend guide if you’d like to eat your way through this magical land. We stayed at the Calistoga Guest Ranch and this was the view outside of my room. Just green.…

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Dark Chocolate Cake With Champagne Buttercream


Yes, it’s true. January brings with it lots of responsibility. The presents and cheer of December are faded memories that went into the trash with the wrapping paper and tinsel. But fear not. Whilst we’re knee-deep in juices and cleanses and new exercise routines, we have at least one special occasion that requires (no, DEMANDS) indulgence. And that, my friends, is the…

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Top 10 Reader Recipes of 2016


Soooo…it looks like we really are simpatico. We all like sweets. Hella cookies. Sugar + brown butter is our jam. Are we still saying ‘jam’ in 2017? This past year has been a crazy ride. Some major highs peppered with a couple of lows. We lost Esther…one of our favorite chickens. Will I ever make peace with the raccoons on my…

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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies


You guys, I thought we needed one more cookie this holiday season…and I’m excited this one is it. She’s a keeper. Lightly crisp, hella chewy. And this peppermint cream…I’d like to slather it all over my body and wear it to Christmas day. Do you think anyone would mind? OK…nary a present has been wrapped…so we’re keeping it short. Again.…

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Triple Peppermint Brownies


What’s that you say? More peppermint? More chocolate? Powdered sugar that looks like snow? No problem. We got this. These are simple, come together fast and are loaded with holiday jazz hands. Think hella ooey gooey…my favorite kind of brownie. You see that beautiful knife up there? Yep, that Henckles one. It is one of my most favorite chef’s knives and I’m giving one away…

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Buttermilk Gingerbread Cake With Spiced Citrus Buttercream


So, my KitchenAid mixer broke on Saturday. Devastated. Just wanted to get that out of the way because it’s pretty much all I can think about. And my computer start-up disc is full and Photoshop keeps telling me my ‘scratch disc’ is full. Which I’m now pretty sure are the same thing. I think. I’ve spent the entire day transferring things…

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