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Lemon Madeleines with Clementine Glaze

I generally shy away from foods that require their own cooking vessels. My life kitchen is sufficiently cluttered without single-purpose utensils, dishes, and molds, thank you very much. A happy exception to this rule is the madeleine mold.  Madeleines are simple, slightly-sweet French butter cakes. They require few ingredients, rarely “flop”, and are one of […]

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Cake Batter Truffles

Cookie dough, cake batter, brownie batter – they’re all in the category of “favorite indulgence ever” as far as I’m concerned. It appears that I’m not alone in this designation. I know for sure that at least Ketch and Sammy agree (yes, I’m still somewhat fuming over the Great Dog Truffle Heist of 2013). And […]

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S’mores Bars

I love everything about marshmallows. I love their name. I love their fluffiness. I love the cheap grocery store and high-falutin’ bakery iterations alike. Flavored or plain, all shapes and sizes, and the divinely sticky marshmallow creme, are found in abundance in my kitchen even when I’m out of so-called staples. There is a fire […]

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I may have chided myself once or twice for my over-commitment-issues. The day that I made these lemon meringue cupcakes exemplify of this trait. I woke up at 4:30am on a Saturday to start working on these. Why? WELL. This little one decided to plan a graduation party an hour after my Saturday class ends (providing […]

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Cajeta Birthday Cake

My birthday had a subtle Mexican theme, in that I had been craving margaritas and guacamole. I went with that craving and served a Mexican menu, complete with a Cajeta caramel-frosted vanilla birthday cake. I had to run a couple of errands on my birthday (glamorous day, I know), so I resorted to a doctored […]

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Cake Batter Chex Mix Two Ways (& Winter Cheer)

The holiday season is so delightfully busy. Even though we are all running around from party to party, our calendars are packed with the so-much-fun kind of engagements that it isn’t unpleasant at all to need to be in three places at once. Or maybe I’m still experiencing post-finals euphoria. Either way, holidays are a wonderful time to […]

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