TWD: Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

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Back in my pre-blogging days, when I was a young idealistic lass, I thought that when I had a food blog, I would bake yummy foods and take pictures of them and write about how yummy they were. My eyes sparkled with naivete and hope. Ah, foolish youth. Instead, what I mainly write about is…

TWD: Chocolate-Orange Marbled Loaf Cake

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Ahhh it feels good to be back in the warm embrace of Tuesdays with Dorie. I’ve taken more than a few weeks off lately, and although it was necessary, it’s so nice to be back in a routine, blogging with some of my favorite people! Fun fact: this week’s recipe, a Marbled Loaf Cake, looks…

Double Coconut Macaroons and Chia Gel

If I were to ask you what coconut macaroons and chia gel had in common, you might think it was a trick question. (You might actually think I was making up the concept of “chia gel” entirely, but I assure you–it’s a thing. And only tangentially related to the chia pet.) Yes, they’re both two-word…

TWD: Cinnamon Ice Cream Tart

This week’s TWD recipe, for a Coffee Ice Cream Tart, can be divided into two categories: things I did differently, and things I wish I’d done differently. In the “Things I Did Differently” camp, we have the ice cream itself. Instead of doctoring up store-bought coffee ice cream with ground almonds (??) I made my…

Oh Yes I Did: Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Two words: sugar cookies. Two more words: cinnamon rolls. One question: can they be combined? Oh, yeahhhhh.

TWD: Honey-Nut Brownies

Things You Should Know About Honey-Nut Brownies 1. They sound like a delicious breakfast cereal 2. They look and taste more like a honey cake than a chocolate brownie 3. They are much improved by a thick layer of fudgy chocolate-sour cream frosting 4. There is nothing in the world that is not much improved…

Marzipan Brownie Tart

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we had this festive dessert: Okay, so it doesn’t look very festive from the outside. Actually, it looks downright plain. Homely. FRUMPY. There, I said it. But it has a surprise inside… A bright green layer of homemade pistachio marzipan! …Wait, come back.

TWD: Citrus Cranberry Sunshine Muffins

Citrus sunshine muffins, you say? I’ve got your sunshine right here: Well, okay, that’s not so impressive. But you have to believe me that it’s been very sunny and downright hot here the past few days! The perfect weather to pair with these bright and cheery muffins:

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