Truffles (8 of 10)

Bourbon Chocolate Truffles

Every year around Valentine’s Day Jeff comes home with a Scotchmallow from the See’s Candy pop-up store that sets up in his office. Despite the fact that we both know it’s not my favorite candy, it’s still the perfect thing every time he brings it out of his bag for me. I mean, the man…

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Mille Crepe (2 of 2)

Mille Crepe

There’s a great diner close to my office where Jeff and I sometimes go for breakfast if we have to drive to work and we can get ourselves out early. It’s standard diner fare for the most part but most egg dishes come with a side of pancakes which is what sets this place apart….

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Biscotti

Let’s say that you are going out of town and need to thank a friend for looking after your cat. Or perhaps you’re visiting people over the holidays and want to have a gift for your hosts. Or it could be that you want a treat for the people who are visiting you. Or maybe…

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Sugar Cookies

In the category of foods that only get made once a year we’re going to have to include Sugar Cookies. They show up at holiday parties cut into cute shapes and decorated in festive colors and often they are the last cookie to go. Sugar cookies don’t have the same overdose problem as latkes although…

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Whole Lemon Bars

For as much as I talk about Smitten Kitchen recipes around here, it’s a little embarrassing that I’m only now cooking things from her new cookbook. I unwrapped it pretty much the second it arrived in the mail, flipped through all the pretty pictures, but then with my planned Thanksgiving recipe testing and then actual…

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Lavender Buttermilk Cake

Recipes provide a great jumping off point for innovation. Perhaps the best example of that is what you can do with an ordinary – or not so ordinary – pound cake. At its core there are some basic ingredients but from there you can build on extra flavors. Without the lavender and buttermilk, this is…

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Cranberry Blueberry Cobbler

Alright, I know I boasted about being on top of the month’s posting but we’re cutting it a little close tonight. But it’s still the 21st, everywhere in the U.S. at least, and if you’re still looking for something to get excited about on your Thanksgiving table, this might be it: Cranberry Blueberry Cobbler. There…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

Unlike most people, I actually kind of enjoyed the meal plan food I ate in college. Not everything was a slam dunk but a good 90% of it was better than just ‘edible’ and there are some things I’m still kind of nostalgic for. In terms of desserts, there were two winners. One was what…

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Coffee Cake Muffins

Weekend mornings around here fall into one of two categories. Either there are more things to do than there is time to get them done or there is nothing that needs doing and hours to spend. I kind of like both options but in the second one at least there is time for muffins. Look…

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Red Velvet Cake

Let’s talk about cake. I mean, there’s a lot of pie on this site but there hasn’t been much cake yet. Sure, in a pie v. cake battle, pie would win but I would never kick a slice of cake out of bed. Not even if it was the store-bought kind with overly sweet and…

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