baking

Dark Chocolate Coffee Brownies & Giveaway!

07
Oct

Dark Chocolate Coffee Brownies are any coffee lover’s dream. The marriage of coffee and chocolate couldn’t be more solid or romantic. I’m a big fan of all things chocolate and all things coffee. Combine them and I’m head over heels – you only need to look at my very favorite cake of all time, Chocolate […]

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Overnight Bananas Foster French Toast & Le Creuset Giveaway!

11
Jun

Overnight Bananas Foster French Toast is perfect for Father’s Day breakfast. Sweet, caramelized bananas with a hint of rum turn this overnight french toast from comforting to OH WOW! Father’s Day this year is pretty special around here. It’s James’s first, just like Mother’s Day was mine, and I want to make it extra special. […]

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Caramel Apple Pie

10
May
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Okay, so it’s not really the “season” for caramel apple pie, but I’m never one to let the season stop me when I’ve got a craving. There’s still plenty of great apples popping up at my local market, and who’s with me: there’s never a bad time for pie. I’ll be honest and tell you […]

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Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

20
Mar
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These Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies are a quandary for me. I dreamt up the recipe one day and decided to just bake it up without looking at any other recipes in books or online. Once I’d made the dough, which I felt was pretty standard in texture and tasted good too (yes, I taste […]

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Chewy Caramel Shortbread Bars

18
Nov
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I make no secret of my love for all things Disney. When you’ve worked for the Mouse, you either form an intense, life-long bond, or never want to set foot on Disney property again. I fall in the first camp, whole-heartedly. In college, I got the opportunity to go on the Walt Disney World College […]

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Garlic Beer Bread

21
Oct
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You’ve had beer bread before, right? This mind-blowingly simple recipe means you can have fresh baked bread to go along with your favorite chili, soup, or stew in the same time it takes to make them. Yeasty flavors develop without the need to rise because they’ve already fermented in the beer. Genius. If you’ve read […]

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Butternut Squash Muffins

17
Oct
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I have to say that butternut squash muffins aren’t something that ever occurred to me before. But, faced with one from our weekly CSA that sat on the counter for at least two more, I knew something had to happen. Most people would immediately think soup, but I’m a weirdo. Pureed soups, unless they’re tomato, […]

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Peach Clafouti

11
Oct
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Every once in a while, I see a recipe that I just can’t get out of my head. Whether it’s the photos, the ingredients, or the story behind it that drives the obsession really depends on the recipe. I think it was equal parts of all three when it comes to this plum clafouti recipe. […]

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Chocolate Party Love

20
Sep
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Hey y’all. If you’ve read B&B for any length of time, you know just how much my grandparents mean to me. Today my pal Roxana is featuring my Gaga’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe on her blog, Roxana’s Home Baking, as part of her annual Chocolate Party. Visit her blog to enter her Chocolate Party for […]

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Green Mountain Fair Trade Island Coconut Coffee Cake

21
May
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You all know that recently I went home to Texas to be with my dad and family while he underwent open heart surgery. I’ll tell you, nothing makes you want to bake for others more than (stress) and sheer gratitude for the care they’re giving your sick dad. When I decided I’d bake a cake […]

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