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Cinnamon Bun Pecan Pie

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It’s no secret we are pecan pie fans around my house. Actually, by “we” I mean Jason, and by “fans” I mean “he’s a fanatic who will eat pecan pie for every meal and then, to wash it down, he’ll put it in a blender and drink it like a smoothie.” Every year for his…

Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding

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I have made a decision. If I’m ever forced to Sophie’s Choice my desserts, this bread pudding will come out on top. I know. I KNOW. It’s a big statement, and I don’t say it lightly. But this is literally, truly, my favorite thing I have made all year…and maybe ever. It’s that good. I…

Caramel Cheesecake-Topped Brownies

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Not to get all meta on you, but I really struggled with a name for these bars. (This might sound ridiculous, but I know you fellow food bloggers understand what I’m talking about!) Names are important. Which would you rather eat: Oreo Truffles, or Smooshed Cookies Mixed With Dairy Product and Mashed Into A Vaguely…

Roasted Banana Bundt Cake (and the World’s Best Frosting)

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I was excited about this cake for about two hours. See, it’s a fun twist on the traditional banana bundt cake. Instead of adding banana puree to a cake batter, the banana pieces are roasted with butter and brown sugar, then the golden bruleed bananas and their syrupy juices are added to the cake. Think…

Strawberry Hand Pies

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There are some compelling reasons not to make these strawberry hand pies. For one thing, it’s November. Unless you live in summery Australia, it’s getting harder and harder to find good fresh strawberries these days. (And if you do live in Australia, you might be too busy riding kangaroos to make a silly hand pie…

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.

Violet Velvet & Fondant Flowers

This weekend I made a violet velvet cake for a friend of a friend’s bridal shower. What is a violet velvet cake, you ask? Well, it’s just like red velvet, only it’s purple. Duh. I wish I had a picture of the cake when it was cut, because it was this deep dark purple color…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Carrot Cake Cookies

Huzzah! After a week of frantic unpacking leisurely opening a box or two at a time, the new kitchen is finally in workable condition. The best part is, it has a big window and enough room for a wee table on which to take photographs, so there’ll be no more carrying food from the kitchen…

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