A bunch of big cookies overlapping on a white surface.

Mega Vanilla Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies


Mega Vanilla Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie — scream it from the rooftops because you’re about to fall in love with this cookie. This beauty has it all: Heaps of vanilla flavor (check out this ‘how to make homemade bourbon vanilla extract’ post) One bowl Small batch Only ten ingredients Ready in under 25 minutes This is a zero rest…

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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


Before you get started, take a peek at my Top 10 Cake Tips for perfect cakes, every time! This post + California Peach Cornmeal Cake recipe was created in collaboration with California Grown!! A big THANK YOU to them + you for supporting the brands I work with! When shopping, look for the California Grown license plate logo to know that you’re…

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Salted Honey Pear Crostata | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Salted Honey Pear Crostata


This post + pear crostata recipe was created in collaboration with California Grown!! A big THANK YOU to them + you for supporting the brands I work with! When shopping, look for the California Grown license plate logo to know that you’re getting the goods from our awesome state!! 

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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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Favorite Blueberry Muffins | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Favorite Blueberry Muffins


Brace yourself, you’re about to meet your new Favorite Blueberry Muffins!! I have been craving classic, pared down recipes (and I think I’m not alone!). While these muffins don’t have 11 ingredients like the Everyday Banana Bread, they do have just 12 basic ingredients which is pretty damn good. So no fancy ingredients, no crazy technique but HELLA delicious flavor. These…

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Everyday Banana Bread | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Everyday Banana Bread


Hi friends — I greet you this weekend with some comforting and easy-to-bake Everyday Banana Bread! I have had the strong desire this year to make recipes that are ‘everyday’ or ‘classics’. To me, this includes recipes that I hope will become your favorite go-to’s to make mid-week after work, during cozy weekend mornings and using everyday ingredients and techniques. I…

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Granny Pete's Chocolate Espresso Cake With Marshmallow Frosting | Recipe via DisplacedHoueswife Rebecca Firth

Granny Pete’s Chocolate Cake With Marshmallow Frosting


I am soo happy to finally share Granny Pete’s Chocolate Cake With Marshmallow Frosting!!! First, it’s an easy, fabulous, delicious, celebration cake that reminds me a bit of a classier Ding Dong (which I was mildly addicted to as a kid). But most importantly, because I created this cake in honor of my sweet grandmother, aka Granny Pete, who passed…

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Chocolate Orange Meringues | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies


Let me reintroduce you to one of the oldest recipes on the blog: these petite Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies. These are crispy on the exterior and melt-in-your-mouth on the interior with just the perfect amount of chocolate to satisfy any cravings you might be plagued with at the moment. I also love the little hit of citrus you get from…

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Lemon Cake | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Fresh Lemon Cake


Consider this Fresh Lemon Cake a dazzling celebration of the humble lemon, that most-frequently used citrus that adorns our kitchen counters. I don’t know this for fact but I do on instinct. I put lemon in everything from warm water, to savory dishes that need brightening up to baked goods that need some sunshine. Yes, the humble lemon is a…

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Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake


Bust out your bundt pans people, we’re making our very best Chocolate Coconut Cake!! And before we get too far down the path in making this gem, let me diffuse any divisiveness between Almond Joy and Mounds lovers. First, I’m coming out as a Mounds lover. It was always my preferred Halloween candy growing up. But I’m also having an…

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Cherry Jam Streusel Muffins


Image credit: Alycia Moreno for CA GROWN.[/caption] Cherry Jam Streusel Muffins We start by making a quick jam with frozen + dried California cherries because it’s winter and this lets us enjoy the joys of cherries all year long. We squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, a touch of almond extract and a pinch of cardamom and then we set…

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Slices of delicious cake

Top Ten Recipes 2019


Here are the Top Ten Recipes for 2019 and I’m here for each and every one of them!! It’s been a decade…full of so many ups and downs, if I’m being perfectly honest. I’m looking forward to 2020, a whole new decade to futz and infuse with sweetness. I’m considering adding in some savory recipes (mostly because I want to…

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Five-Spice Snickerdoodles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Five-Spice Snickerdoodles


I know that the 12 Days of Sweet Treats are over, but where would we be without Five-Spice Snickerdoodles? The cookie you didn’t know you needed in your life, but you do. First, because they’re delicious. Second, because they’re easy as hell. Third, because five-spice and the holiday go together like peanut butter and jelly. Look it up. These cookies…

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Peppermint Bark Bars | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars


In what should be my last day of 12 Days of Sweet Treats, I offer to the universe Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars. Picture your very favorite chocolate chip cookie dough without chocolate chips or chunks. Work with me here… We press 3/4s of the dough into an 8X10 baking dish and then cover it in chocolate peppermint ganache and then…

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