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Chocolate Espresso Muffins Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

Chocolate Espresso Muffins (aka Get Your Ass Outta Bed Muffins)


Hey Beautiful! How are you? How’s the weekend treating you? I made us chocolate espresso muffins that doubles as an excellent cupcake. We load in heaps of chocolate chips + espresso and call it breakfast on-the-go. The espresso comes in the form of fresh-brewed espresso + finely ground espresso…in a pinch you could use some strong-brewed coffee in its place.…

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Pecan Manchego Multigrain Crackers


Why haven’t we all been making our own crackers? This is the easiest (dare I say, foolproof?) dough that you will mess around with. It’s completely flexible…you pick the nuts, the cheese, the flours and make it your own. Crackers are one of those things that I never seem to have a fresh box of when I want them (does…

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Alfajores With Olive Oil Dulce De Leche


This is part of a two-part post on my trip to Argentina with Lucini Italia to meet the growers (and learn more about) their Everyday Extra Virgin Olive OIl. Part One (here) has the recipe for these Dark Chocolate Alfajores With Olive Oil Dulce De Leche that were inspired by the trip. Part Two is all about where we went and stayed…

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Savory Pesto + Roasted Red Pepper Beer Buns


I have been playing with this recipe for Diamond of California for quite some time. I wanted to start with a dough that was nice and yeasty, full of life. I wanted it to be easy: a dough we could through together on a Wednesday, stash in the fridge and then come Friday or Saturday we could quickly roll it out…

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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 there would still be work to be done. But here we are, months later,…

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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. These Blood Orange Scones are 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,…

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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 meringues. 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 voilá, here we are. These meringues are shatteringly crisp with just the essence of almond in there. To drive…

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

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 Hand Pies Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

Rustic Cranberry Apple Hand Pies


Prepare yourself. This recipe is a no-self-control recipe. The kind where I had two cranberry apple hand pies 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…

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Pumpkin Bourbon Mini Cakes 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 mini 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…

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Double Chocolate 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 chocolate pumpkin 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…

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Pumpkin Layer Cake With Maple Pecan Clusters Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

Pumpkin Layer Cake With Maple Pecan Clusters


I had a hankering for a really delicious pumpkin layer 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 pumpkin layer cake with a million jazz hands because that can be overwhelming.…

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Maple Oat Scones With Espresso Glaze Recipe by Rebecca Firth | DisplacedHousewife

Maple Oat Scones With Espresso Glaze


I love-loathe 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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