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Cranberry Upside Down Coffeecake

Confession. I'm a giant bookworm. It's a condition that dates back to my early childhood. My parents have time-lapse video from Christmases long past where I don't move from the same armchair for over 10 hours. I'm a constant figure as the room buzzes with holiday activity around me. Motionless, except the occasional turning of… Continue reading Cranberry Upside Down Coffeecake

Baking · Desserts · Pie

Honeycrisp Dutch Apple Pie

A mournful thick rain is pelting my office classroom playroom window tonight as I sit typing with a belly that is full and happy. Full because it's stuffed with layers of perfectly spiced apple, buttery flaky crust and crunchy crumble topping. Happy basking in the glow of warm friendship and thankfulness. My girlfriend Rachel brought… Continue reading Honeycrisp Dutch Apple Pie

Baking · Bread · Breakfast · Desserts

The World’s Greatest Cinnamon Rolls

You know what's great? The little lip balms that look like mini eggs. Piano music on a blustery day. Smiley face stickers. Finding a ten-dollar bill in an old purse. Laughing so hard you cry a little. And most of all...cinnamon rolls. Specifically, these cinnamon rolls. The best EVER. No, I'm not kidding. They are… Continue reading The World’s Greatest Cinnamon Rolls

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Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)

  Spice cupcakes have been a Halloween tradition for me since childhood. These "deathcakes" are full of cinnamon and pumpkin topped with a glorious cream cheese frosting. Delicious. Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It's full of devilish and delicious ideas! Print Recipe for… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is here. Fi-na-lly. Seriously, this has been the longest summer I can ever remember in Seattle. So hot. Yes. I'm a heat complainer. Don't worry, it's actually a fairly normal condition in the Pacific Northwest. People don't stay living round these parts for sunshine and sandy beaches. I love making pumpkin spiced deliciousness during… Continue reading Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake Perfection

My mother has been making this cake as long as I can remember. As a child, the thought of a vegetable baked into a cake was just supremely odd. Now I know that little flecks of zucchini melt into the chocolate batter making the texture and richness just perfect. My kids don't have any of… Continue reading Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake Perfection

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Plum Cake Bread

Great neighbors are hard to come by. I know someone (who shall remain nameless) who lives next to a family where the kids play a game called "Am I Being Murdered?". An activity that's such fun, it has to be enjoyed during every single hour of every single day. A jolly good time for the… Continue reading Plum Cake Bread

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This Funnel Cake Will Be The Highlight of Your Week

"We'll go to the food court and get one of those funnel cakes you love.". So says the wife trying to mollify her husband after refusing to purchase him a two thousand and four hundred-dollar designer suit. Pouting ensues, before, finally accepting his fate, the hubby replies "We'll get a funnel cake - it'll be… Continue reading This Funnel Cake Will Be The Highlight of Your Week

Baking · Desserts · Pie

Easy Strawberry Pie

I am a strawberry pie novice. I'm not blessed with the nostalgia of eating it as a child. I have no memory of gobbling down a gorgeous slice on a sticky summer evening. I envy those of you who regularly enjoyed traditional strawberry pie from your favorite little diner. On the corner. With kids playing… Continue reading Easy Strawberry Pie

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Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart

Summer is officially here! That means soon there will be all kinds of fresh berries available! Yippee! I'm really more of an autumn girl - actually, around the end of May I start looking forward to sweaters, colorful leaves, hearty soups and the smell of new school supplies. It's a sickness. Add it to the… Continue reading Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart