Dark Chocolate Coffee Brownies & Giveaway!

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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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Mocha Malt Shakes

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Mocha Malt Shakes are the answer to any malt lover’s craving. In our house, these are a new favorite. There’s not a thing with malt in it that my husband doesn’t love. From beer to Vimto, a sort of concentrated liquid Kool-Aid made from real juice (and found only in England and India), if it’s […]

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Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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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Mangos, Mangos, Everywhere!

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Let me tell you something that no one really covers about the early days of motherhood: Monotony. There’s a lot of it. All the changing. All the feeding. And your baby is kind of a lump with not a lot of emotional responses at first. Of course you love them. Of course that baby is […]

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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes for Jamie

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I feel sorry for winter babies. Being one myself, I know the envy that is birthday pool parties, slip and slides and barbecue parties, or, well, pretty much any outdoor party you can think of. When February rolled around every year, all I wanted was a pool party with an ice cream sundae bar like […]

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Chocolate Party Love

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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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Peach, Plum and Nectarine Crisp

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How do you say thank you adequately to friends that make a secret, silent dream come true? I’m not really sure there is a way, but if there is, I think I’d start with this Peach Crisp. It also has nectarines and plums, and is made with a whole lotta butter and love. Over the […]

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Peach Raspberry Pie

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When your CSA gives you copious amounts of peaches, what do you do? You make pie. Peach Raspberry pie, to be specific. A lot of people think peaches and immediately think Georgia, but I’m here to tell you that Texan peaches can easily give the Georgians a run for their money. Saying I miss them […]

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Team Green No Longer!

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When you become pregnant, you learn all sorts of vernacular you might never have been privy to otherwise. For example, did you know that when parents choose not to find out the baby’s gender via sonogram, they’ve officially joined Team Green? Yeah, me neither. But, you learn something new every day. The Brit and I […]

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Green Mountain Fair Trade Island Coconut Coffee Cake

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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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