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Strawberry Summer Cake

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This past week has been a point of reflection.  In the summer, I always try and take time to appreciate the beautiful weather, budding flowers and freshly-shorn green grass but the past few days in particular I find myself trying to be extra thankful for the little things I so often seem to take for granted.  I’ve also always used baking as a way to try and bring joy into people’s lives and to put […]

Triple Caramel Cupcakes

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Sometimes you have a rough week.  And and a result, you need some cheering up.  Let’s say that week was so rough the normal levels of cheering up just aren’t going to cut it.  Sure, girly moves are great and face masks leave you with a dewy glow, which is always a strong start in the cheering up process.  But, what you really need is comfort food.  And, I’ve found there is no better cure […]

Lemon Cake

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Sorry I’ve been MIA lately guys, the holiday season is officially upon us and I am absolutely slammed.  Between buying gifts, traveling and baking up a storm I have just been trying to catch my breath.  Don’t get me wrong though, I love it.  I know few people who love Christmas as much as I, and of those who do we are obviously BFFS for life.  However, before we really get into all the decadence […]

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

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Something happens to you in your late twenties.  Hangovers become the most unbearable thing in the world, anyone younger than you becomes more and more obviously so, and you start having the adult conversations your parents used to have that had made them sound once impossibly old.  Like, when did I hit the age where all my friends are starting to have kids.  This is a thing now?  Yeesh.  The only possible anecdote I could think of […]

Banana Nutella Cake

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I’ve always found that while people can be very particular in their likes and dislikes when it comes to desserts, however bananas are pretty much universally consumed without any sort of hesitation.  And, they’re incredibly versatile.  I put them in smoothies, I eat them with almond butter and I relish using them in desserts.  Especially with, you guessed it, chocolate.  Even better?  Chocolate and Nutella.  This is, without a date, a cake worth the effort.

Creme Fraiche Plum Cake with Plum Caramel

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My fridge is absolutely filled to the brim with fruit.  Watermelon, plums, four different kinds of berries, the list goes on and my grocery bill is embarrassingly high for two people.  But I just can’t seem to help myself.  We are in the throws of peak Summer fruit season and I eat and bake (and drink) with it as much as humanly possible.  And, this one-bowl cake is up there on my list of very […]

Chocolate-Truffle Cookies

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What is it about cookies, particularly any involving chocolate that are just so darn good?  I mean, I can literally eat an entire sleeve of Oreo cookies and not bat an eye (you can too, don’t deny it).  Let’s just keep that little known fact between us girls though.  Lately, I’ve been so into elaborate, multi-dimensional flavors I think I’ve worn myself out.  I had begun to crave something simple, intensely chocolate and oh so easy […]

Banana Bourbon Upside Down Cake

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You guys let’s just get this out of the way, can I first start by telling you this time of year sucks?  Mother Nature plays her sneaky tricks on us for at least a month.  We get glimpses of spring with sunshine and warmer weather followed by days of dreary rain and continued chilly temperatures.  It is the. worst.  And, don’t even get me started on the dismal display of fresh fruit at the grocery store.  I long […]

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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Awhile back, about to board a flight, I picked up a Food Network magazine that happened to be their cupcake issue.  It was there I was first introduced to the idea of a stuffed cupcake in which delightful surprises are filled into the cake either before or after baking.  It can be filled with anything really, ganache, curd or even…wait for it…cookie dough.  Genius, right?  After trying a few various flavor combinations, I was hooked. […]

Sour Cherry Vanilla Scones

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During a Spring Break in College, I was lucky enough to visit a friend who was studying abroad in London for a few days.  Flights were cheap and I was young, carefree and didn’t mind sharing a twin bed with my bff.  It was a whirlwind trip filled with museums, pubs and (let’s be honest) more pubs.  One of my very favorite memories of that trip was a visit to Kensington Gardens for High Tea. […]