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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/28/15

I hope that everyone is enjoying an extra long weekend with their families! We are at my parents and have been enjoying lots of good food and fun. Despite the fact that I lost my voice (blah!) it’s been such a nice weekend. The holidays are much more special with a baby and since L […]

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The Ultimate Food Lover’s Gift Guide

A holiday gift guide for food lovers. This gift guide features the five small food businesses that I love. People often ask me if I miss running my bakery. It’s a difficult question to answer, because in my current life, I know there is no way that I could do it the way I would […]

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Peppermint Mocha Truffles

Rich dark chocolate truffles with a hint of coffee and splash of peppermint. The best no-bake edible Christmas gift!      Peppermint mocha is my ultimate holiday weakness. The drink, the sweets, everything. In fact, despite the fact that I’ve mostly given up fake sweeteners and usually drink coffee sans sugar, the skinny peppermint mocha latte […]

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Banana Pecan Bourbon Flapjacks

Thick buttermilk pancakes with a maple bourbon banana pecan sauce. This is the ultimate breakfast for dinner! It might seem a bit odd to share a pancake recipe the week of Thanksgiving, but I have a few reasons for this. You probably already have your Thanksgiving menu planned out so giving you an additional recipe […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/21/15

What a week! I feel like a lot happened in the last seven days but in a good way. A huge highlight was a Friendsgiving dinner in the city on Thursday. Phoebe, Serena, Anna, and Amie hosted an amazing group of women bloggers at Maman (such a beautiful space!). The group largely consisted of healthy […]

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Brown Sugar Chai Spiced Caramel Fondue

A chai spiced caramel sauce perfect for holiday entertaining. I’m very enthusiastically jumping onto the chai bandwagon! There’s no looking back now. (In fact, can we take a quick moment to drool over Christina’s chewy chai bars?) In all serious, though, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be joining me. The flavors of chai are so […]

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetenTheSeason #CollectiveBias #ad Rich, fudgy and ultra chocolatey cookies with melted marshmallows taste like the best cup of hot cocoa you’ve ever had! It’s no secret that I love baking cookies, especially for the holidays. While I don’t […]

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Thanksgiving blondies!! Brown Butter Dark Chocolate and Toasted Pecans

Brown Butter Chocolate Pecan Blondies

Rich brown butter blondies with toasted pecans and rich dark chocolate are a perfect Thanksgiving dessert! It was very difficult for me to set aside my own personal distaste for nuts in blondies and brownies and throw some crunchy toasted pecans into these blondies. But Thanksgiving is coming and it would be a shame to […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/14/15

Edited to add: This post was scheduled before I heard about the senseless violence that occurred in Paris. My heart and thoughts go out to those affected by the brutal attacks. This is one of those weeks where I kind of felt like I was running on a wheel. No matter how fast and hard […]

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Milk Chocolate Tart with Peanut Butter Pretzel Crust

An easy no-bake dessert that only uses four ingredients! This tart is simple but impressive. I’m currently joining in on the chorus of everyone asking how Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away. My theory is that the warm fall weather we have had was actually a huge mind trick. How could Thanksgiving be coming […]

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Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Gooey peanut butter cookie bars are layered with chocolate and salted caramel for a decadent bite-sized treat. Sometimes you need a dessert that makes you feel good on all levels. When it’s dreary outside or you want to eat your feelings (ahem, me.) there are only certain desserts that will cut it. You need a […]

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Big Crumb Cranberry Coffee Cake

New York style crumb cake layered with fresh cranberries. This is the perfect holiday coffee cake! There are people who eat coffee cake as it’s probably intended, all of the components in one bite. And then there are the rest of us (most of us?), who are inclined to eat all the crumbs off the […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/7/15

I’m afraid to say it out loud, but this week I started to get my life back a little bit. L’s sleeping is more normal (phew!) so I can actually work again! So other than trying to grocery shop without my wallet(yup.), things are good. Sleep = happy baby + happy mommy! Highlights of the […]

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Fall Pavlova with Caramelized Apples and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

A special Thanksgiving dessert that happens to be gluten-free. This fall inspired pavlova is layered with cinnamon whipped cream and caramelized apples. While I have a hard time understanding the idea of being “too full” for dessert, some people have brought this concept to my attention in the past. And apparently, at Thanksgiving, this can […]

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How to Make a Monkey Smash Cake

A chocolate smash cake that looks like a monkey! This first birthday cake is made from scratch and delicious. Most people were pretty shocked to find out that L’s first taste of something “sweet” was at his first birthday party. It took a lot of restraint, but it definitely made his first experience with sugar […]

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