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Reese’s Chocolate & Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

I never met a peanut butter cup I didn’t like. And I never met a sandwich cookie I didn’t love. Put the two together and, well, you’ve got yourself one heck of a combination. I whipped up a few dozen of these babies to sell at the Sweet Relief bake sale last earlier this month....

Asian Niçoise Salad with Seared Black Sesame Tuna

How many times, in the midst of the endless food of the holidays, have you wished for a simple salad? After a second helping of turkey, bowls of creamy mashed potatoes piled high with rich gravy, and a larger-than-you-really-needed slice of decadent pumpkin pie for dessert (and then another slice for breakfast), sometimes a salad...

Pumpkin Spice German Pancakes

I have a soft spot for German pancakes. Also known as Dutch Baby pancakes. Or Puffy pancakes. But whatever you call them, they are sweet and eggy concoctions that you can’t help but crave. And they are so much easier to prepare than regular pancakes, since there’s no slaving over a hot frying pan. Instead,...

Thanksgiving for Three.

We have a lot to be thankful for. Friends. Family. For being able to do what we love each and every day. For all of you, who make this all worthwhile. We’re thankful for our health. Our happiness. And our three cats who run our lives but also warm our hearts. It’s silly that it...

Sweet Potato Layer Cake with Molasses Buttercream

I’ve has this vision of molasses buttercream floating around my head ever since Heather came to town. She brought some delightful espresso macarons to her book signing this past summer, filled with a surprising molasses buttercream. I haven’t forgotten it. I first attempted to re-work the bourbon layer cake, intending to use it as a...