Banoffee Pie

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Have you been patiently waiting for part 2 of my Thanksgiving Extravaganza? Well, here it is folks: Banoffee pie. I know that it isn’t as traditional as the big three (pumpkin, apple, pecan) but it’s so delicious and so easy to make that it would be an absolute travesty if I didn’t share it on the most pie-filled month of the year. I would like to thank The Great British Bake Off for introducing me to this dessert. For those of you[Read more]

Make Ahead Baked Cranberry Sauce

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What a week, right? Is anyone else just feeling…exhausted? In every sense of the word? I know I am. Between the debates and the voting and the waiting I just want to curl up in a bed full of fresh blankets straight from the dryer. Because it makes me happy. And like Blink 182, I’m all about the small things. Before I do that though, I want to share one small recipe from what I’m calling my “Thanksgiving Extravaganza.” I baked quite[Read more]

Brown Butter Apple Bread with Brown Sugar Glaze

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I’m not going to lie to you. This is the best dessert bread I’ve ever made in my life. Hopefully it will be one of the best dessert breads that you make in your life too. Is it close enough to the holidays where we stop caring about our figures yet? AWESOME! Because I think the brown butter, sour cream, and copious amounts of brown sugar are what make this bread so to die for. It has some healthy stuff[Read more]

Candy Corn Inspired Halloween Cake

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We’ve reached mid-October. Seriously, why is this month going by so fast? I don’t even have my costume yet! Do you know what you’re being for Halloween? I plan to go as my gymnastics idol, the one and only Aly Raisman. But not just any Aly Raisman, the “I just killed this fricken floor routine and now I’m going to cry” Aly Raisman.  First I cried while watching it live. Then I cried like 80 more times whenever I watched it on Youtube. And[Read more]

Fluffy Pumpkin Sheet Cake

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Fine. It’s fall. I accept it. Don’t get me wrong, I *love* fall, it’s just that here in TX the temperatures are still scorching and the mosquitoes are still attacking. If it weren’t for football and I’d still be in denial!  The good thing about autumn is that I happen to have a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from 1981 that has tons of fall recipes! My grandmother sent it to me years ago, bless her heart. I think my my[Read more]

Mother’s Day Tea Cakes with Jam and Poured Fondant

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Mother’s Day is less than a week away, which means that everyone is breaking out the flour and sugar in hopes to create beautifully decorated sugar cookies, cupcake bouquets, and other sweet treats! My mother happens to live across the country, but if she were here I would definitely make her some of these gorgeous, delicious miniature cakes. Now, there is a name for tiny cakes covered in poured fondant: Petit Fours. However, I decided against calling them by that name because traditional petit[Read more]