Classic Chocolate Cake with Homemade Chocolate Buttercream

My whole life I have been living a lie. Thinking I was not a cake person, when really, I maybe just wasn’t eating the right cake. And THIS. This is the cake that is making me a cake person. The texture never fails to achieve that perfect midpoint between dense and fluffy; not even the […]

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Fruit Pizza

Sitting here thinking how we have come up with ways to make pizza out of just about everything and how there is no pizza that I dislike. Veggie pizza=good, regular pepperoni pizza=great, fruit pizza=VERY FESTIVE AND VERY GOOD. Truly, my favorite 4th of July food. A winner in both the taste bud and patriotism categories. […]

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Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry hand pies are the perfect hand-held dessert! These homemade mini pies can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. Use store-bought crust for an easy finger-food treat.

Blueberry pie is a longtime summer favorite of mine. I will eat it for breakfast, for brunch, for an afternoon pick-me-up with a milk-heavy cup of coffee, or hidden under vanilla ice cream for dessert after any meal.  But the line has to be drawn somewhere. And that line is between me and making an […]

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Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies | Homemade sandwich cookies for true chocolate lovers! Velvety malted chocolate + cream cheese filling gets sandwiched between two chewy chocolate cookies for a rich, super chocolatey cookie.

I need to tell you that I majorly fangirled Martha Stewart as a kid. I was crushed when she went to prison. CRUSHED. She debuted these cookies in 2001, and as a 9-year-old who lived for chocolate and baking and all things Martha Stewart, I immediately latched on. Baking and eating these with my aunts […]

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Giant Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a long-time favorite of mine. An enormous sugar cookie from the grocery store bakery was usually my reward (read: bribe) for grocery shopping with my mom when I was little, so they have always felt like a super special-treatment cookie to me. These sugar cookies are HUGE. Which I like in a […]

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Quick Cranberry-Orange Scones

Quick Cranberry-Orange Scones

Let us add scones to the list of baked-goods-I-make-that-are-gone-within-18-hours. These are so good! The cranberry-orange combo feels zippy and refreshing in the morning and will perk you right up. (Coffee also helps.) These are good for breakfast, breakfast on the go, brunch, or fancy afternoon teas! A food processor is very helpful for scone making, […]

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Strawberry Crumble Bars

THESE BARS! They are life-changing. Sweet and jammy and crumbly. And also really easy to make! I first had a similar bar at a class we were taking at our church. I spent the majority of the time before and after class standing over the pan, and I do not exaggerate when I say I […]

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Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Comfort food is coming in HOT today in the form of this chocolate bread pudding! If you are someone who likes melty, rich, decadent chocolate and is also interested in having AN ENTIRE LOAF of bread in your dessert A) you are my soul sister and B) this warm chocolate bread pudding is going to […]

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Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love a soft, classic chocolate chip cookie, these are for you! I am quite sure that the sentence “these cookies have too much vanilla and are GROSS” has never been uttered in the whole of human history.  The limits of this theory were put to the test in this recipe, where the secret […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Homemade Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you’ve never had a flourless chocolate cake before, don’t be fooled! It’s not really a cake. There’s no flour! So what you get is more comparable to a truffle, or a really dense, really intensely chocolatey mousse. The only similarity a flourless chocolate cake has to any other type of cake is the shape, […]

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