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Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate // My Perfect Pairing + A Giveaway!

Can we talk about chocolate for a hot second? Because real talk, who doesn't love chocolate? I know, there are some of you out there, but I'm convinced it's a temporary infliction. Take my mom for example. When I was growing up, she claimed to 'not like' chocolate. At the time, I took this at face value. Because when you're 7 and your mom tells you something, you don't question it. Except all of a sudden, she loves it. Not like, … [Read More]

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Sometimes the best desserts are ugly.

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Meyer Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Earlier this week I shared this recipe for Spiced Yogurt Molasses Bread that I made for a Game of Thrones watch party. It turned out beautifully. But before I knew that, I was worried it was going to be, well, shitty. And when you're worried … [Read More]

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Spiced Yogurt Molasses Bread

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Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies // made with coconut oil

I made these cookies this weekend for my Steve. My lactose intolerant Steve. Because sometimes I feel bad that my, erm, lifestyle forces him to pop Lactaid like they're Skittles. And since he's sweet enough my taste-tester, even at the threat of … [Read More]

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Salted Dulce De Leche Blondies

I had a bad blog day, and it's got me down. I've got hurt feelings. It doesn't happen very often, but once in a while I get a negative comment on one of my recipes. Most often it's because I've failed to proofread a recipe and ruined somebody's … [Read More]

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Mixed Berry Mascarpone Bundt Cake

I promised it, and here it is. My SXSW 2014 wrapped up into a pretty recap, all the highlights, none of the hangover. Also cake. But first SXSW, abbreviated in to list form because it was a long 10 days and this girl gets wordy. The … [Read More]

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Scottish Teatime Cupcakes

I'm back! I'm alive! SXSW is officially over,┬áthank goodness! Four days later, I'm still in recovery mode. Unfortunately, mid-way through last week I contracted a nasty cold - the product of too many handshakes & not enough hand sanitizer - … [Read More]

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Anise Biscotti with Pistachios & Dark Chocolate

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Crescent Roll King Cake

Confession. I'm terrified of working with yeast. I'll take on the tallest of layer cakes and the most delicate of cookies, but when it comes to yeast, something inside me shrinks away. It's actually on my list of things to tackle in 2014, but with … [Read More]

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