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Quinoa Brittle with Toasted Black Sesame Seeds

Well we do love quinoa, but “UH-OH”, as Zoe and Pippa would say. They are 19 months old and they know, oh they know. We do think that this recipe has potential however. Our sugar was heated a bit too long so what we got was one really crunchy candy. Like REALLY break-your-teeth-if-you’re-not- careful-crunchy. We’ll make this again, cook the
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Toasted Pecan Cookies

Whoa, that’s quite the mouthful of a name for a cookie isn’t it?! ¬†We had to do that so you wouldn’t miss any of the reasons why we love these cookies: because of all those awesome things inside. This is the perfect picnic cookie and well worth the extra effort of browning the butter and toasting the pecans. The secret
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Father’s Day Almond Puff Pastry Jammy Loaf

We have the perfect Father’s Day morning pastry for you. Seriously, we do. This is fun to make with your kids or all by yourself on a random day when morning pastry is sounding damn good. This is hands on (literally) and the sweetness can be adjusted. Oh, and it’s also freezable so…..Happy Father’s Day or just Happy-Seriously-Good-and-a-Little-Decadent-Morning-Pastry-Day And yes
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Molly’s Blueberry Polenta Upside-Down Cake

Yep, Molly is at it again! She’s in the kitchen making a great fresh blueberry cake with her baby brother Pete trying to help out. This cake is easy to make – it’s fresh, light, and wonderful with a dab of fresh whipped cream. Another nice twist to this cake is the use of polenta, which gives it a really
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Salted Caramel Cups

Salted Caramel Cups Yes these are good. Seriously good. Just make them already. There are only 4 ingredients, easy to make but do take a bit of time. But, SO worth it…….   Ingredients   4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 2 cups caramels, unwrapped 3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream coarse sea salt   Directions   Place cupcake wrappers
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Blood Orange Upside Down Muffin Cakes

These are lovely tea cakes, not too sweet but just sweet enough. Fancy them up with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, make your self a pot of tea and enjoy….Easy peasy to make and clementines or mandarines can be substituted for the blood oranges if you like. Lovely indeed.   Blood Orange Upside Down Muffin Cakes   Ingredients  
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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Yes, butter bars. These are decadent and gross in a really good, delicious way – if that makes sense. Melt in your mouth caramelly, buttery and then with that dash of sea salt. Oh man, so horribly good. This is that recipe that you eat a few and feel like you need to work out for about a year but
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Buttermilk Doughnuts with Chocolate Icing and Sprinkles

Buttermilk Doughnuts? Sounds boring right? Well, you’d be wrong. These are tender and delicious and easy to make and then you add the chocolate icing and come on…..You need to get a doughnut baking pan if you don’t have one (what’s taking you so long?) and then you need to make these and eat half of them for breakfast, cause
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

If you are a lover of PB&J PLUS chocolate then you are going to love these brownies. Seriously. Chocolaty with thick natural peanut butter AND your favorite jelly. Win Win. Make them, pack them, eat them. … . Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies (adapted from Joy the Baker)   Brownies   1 stick unsalted butter 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely
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The Fun Birthday Cake

I mean, come on, how can you not look at this cake and not think “fun?!” It just is. This is a one bowl cake. Awesome. We guarantee you will be surprised, no wait (!) shocked, at how much you love the way this taste. It has become one of our favorite “go to cakes” just because of the taste
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