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Pumpkin Caramel Bars with Marshmallow Meringue

Pumpkin Bars with Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow Meringue


Where to start on the deliciousness of Pumpkin Bars with Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow Meringue?! This pumpkin base is pulled from the pages of The Cookie Book. I had forgotten how delicious it was/is…and it is beyond words. Soft, airy, beautiful crumb. Everything you’re looking for in a bar cookie that’s really a cake…if we’re being honest here.  …

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Halloween Candy Cookies

Halloween Candy Cookies


First, let me just say these candy cookies are life changing.   Who else always has a ton of leftover Halloween candy? If I don’t buy too much candy to hand out, then my kids bring home ridiculous amounts of candy that haunts us for weeks and sometimes months. Dentists say it’s better to OD on candy over a few days rather than…

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Espresso Banana Cake

Banana Espresso Cake With Espresso Bean Buttercream


I hope this banana espresso 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…

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Make Your Own Vanilla Bean Extract | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

How to Make Vanilla Bean Extract


 I dropped everything to show you how to make vanilla bean extract when I recently saw the price — holy moly, is it expensive these days (I’ll get into why further down in the post!).   In the photo above you’ll see the bottle of vanilla extract that I’ve been using for years — I originally put it together back in…

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

The Best Pumpkin Streusel Muffins


Brace yourself for The Best Pumpkin Streusel Muffins. I know, it’s a big assertion. But these gems are super simple to throw together, super moist, super fall spice-y, have a heady lid of streusel (my fav) and a drizzle of the most delicious boozy, bourbon drizzle (that you can make booze free if you’re not into it!).   Whew. Are…

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread | Recipe by DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Apple Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread


Your fall NEEDS this Apple Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Bread!! It starts with an enriched dough, stuffed with finely chopped apples (unpeeled!) that have been tossed in cinnamon and brown sugar and the whole thing is smeared in a cream cheese glaze. CAN. YOU. EVEN?   I wanted it to be like the lazy person’s cinnamon rolls: super easy, minimal effort…

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Pumpkin Bourbon Cake With Brown Butter Bourbon Buttercream | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Sweet + Savory Fall Favorites


I’ve been digging into the blog archives and baking + cooking a lot of my sweet + savory fall favorites! I wanted to share a quick collection with you here. There are soooo many more (more pumpkin stuff, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin gnocchi, scones, etc etc etc)…but I narrowed it down to a reasonable list for you. Will this become a…

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Marinated Olive Beer-Crusted Pizza | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Marinated Olive Beer-Crust Pizza


First, let me say that I’m using the phrase ‘marinated olive’ very lightly in the title of this Marinated Olive Beer-Crust Pizza. When CA Grown sent me olives to futz around with for this post, I had several ideas. The first one was to create olives like my favorite sweet-hot peppers (that I love on pizza) which sounded fun in…

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Mega Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mega Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies


Mega Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookie — say it loud and proud because you’re about to fall in love with this cookie. This beauty has it all… Heaps of vanilla flavor? Check. One bowl? Check. Small batch? Check. Only ten ingredients? Check! Ready in under an hour? Check check check!! There is zero rest time, DELICIOUS DOUGH, I don’t know what…

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Toasted Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Toasted Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies


I hope you’re ready for a new cookie because I’m so excited to share this Toasted Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie with you! This is part of Better Baking Academy, a year-long educational baking series by Bob’s Red Mill + Bake From Scratch magazine (two of my favorite companies!). This month is aptly themed: The Power of Flour in Chocolate Chip Cookies!…

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Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Ice Cream Sandwich | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sammies


Behold, the homemade version of an It’s It: Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sammies. Have you had one? Do you love them? They are one of my most favorite ice cream treats from my childhood. About a year ago I posted this recipe to my Instagram but never to my blog. I know. The shame. You’ve missed out on an…

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Rustic Peach Cake | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

California Peach Cornmeal Cake


These are my favorite adjectives for this California Peach Cornmeal Cake: delicious, cozy, easy, classic, comforting, quick…need I say more? For this month’s partnership with CA Grown we focus on California Cling Peaches — so flipping good!! I started with a super simple cake base that’s loaded with sour cream to keep things nice and moist. Then I used yellow…

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Salted Honey Pear Crostata | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Salted Honey Pear Crostata


First off, let me tell you that you need this Salted Honey Pear Crostata in your life, without haste. Second? It’s pear season, beautiful, and I am psyched about it. Third, I was able to partner with CA Grown to bring you this delicious pear crostata in celebration of everything California has to offer. For more California pear information, check…

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Sourdough Bagels | DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth; Recipe from Emilie Raffa's book Artisan Sourdough Made Simple

Sourdough Bagels


As I write this post, my sourdough starter is sitting on the counter in the kitchen growing and getting bubbly so I can mix together the dough for these Sourdough Bagels to bake off in the morning. Heaven. This recipe comes from Emilie Raffa’s book Artisan Sourdough Made Simple (she calls them Sunday Morning Bagels in her book) and she…

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How To Make a Sourdough Starter

How To Make a Sourdough Starter


I have been dying to write a ‘how to’ make a sourdough starter post/guide while simultaneously avoiding it!! It’s been in my queue of things to do for well over a year and so here we finally are! The desire to make bread from scratch is REAL right now. The process is so soothing + satisfy…and NOT having to run…

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