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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Layers of moist, rich chocolate cake. Cream cheese in the peanut butter frosting to cut through some of the richness. A peanut butter fudge ganache. I first made this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for Alex’s birthday 7 years ago. We had a party, fed it 

Yeasted Banana Sandwich Bread

Yeasted Banana Sandwich Bread

This sandwich bread – Yeasted Banana Sandwich Bread – is the bread that I make the most. I first made it in 2011, and again in 2014 for Bread #39 of my 50 weeks of bread challenge. It was the first loaf of bread I 

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

What if I told you that you could make a delicious flourless chocolate cake with very little fuss? That if you bungled the recipe, it would still be delicious? That, my friend, is this Chocolate Truffle Cake. No separating eggs, no electric mixers necessary. It’s 

Cherry, Almond, and Cinnamon Granola

Cherry, Almond, and Cinnamon Granola

I want to say something about how spring is beginning to brighten our days. But as I write this, many of us are working from home (if we’re lucky), stuck in our houses or yards (if we’re lucky), with our children theoretically doing schoolwork but 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Scones

Chocolate Chip Cookie Scones

One Saturday morning a few years ago, I asked Amelia what kind of scones we should make. “Chocolate chip!” she exclaimed, as she still usually does. Thus began my Chocolate Chip Cookie Scone experiment. First I tried making a cream scone in the style of 

Gooey Butter Cookies (from scratch!)

Gooey Butter Cookies (from scratch!)

When I worked in St. Louis, I had to order a lot of casual catered lunches. Most of these involved a tray of cookies. As a home baker, I’m really particular about my sweets, and so I would almost never eat any cookie leftovers – 

Triple Cinnamon Scones

Triple Cinnamon Scones

Despite the years that have passed since I first wrote about these Triple Cinnamon Scones, I had never forgotten about them. They were that good. Although the recipe has been on my blog for the last 7 years, I wasn’t thrilled with my write-up. Back 

Healthier Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Healthier Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

I first made this healthier version of sweet potatoes with marshmallows last Thanksgiving, and I adored them. It’s simply two ingredients – sweet potatoes roasted, split open, and topped with marshmallows. Thanksgiving just isn’t complete for us without some form of sweet potato. Alex in 

Ricotta Pound Cake

Ricotta Pound Cake

I love baking, but even so, I didn’t make this Ricotta Pound Cake assuming that I would share the recipe with you. Rather, as usual, I just had ricotta that I had to use up, so I searched for a recipe for it. Once I 

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa

My favorite thing to eat when we order at Chipotle is their barbacoa. I love their flavorful shredded beef. I’m thrilled to be able to make it at home, with hardly any work! Never had barbacoa before? You’re missing out, and we can fix that