Hazelnut Apple Crisp Doughnuts

September 15, 2014
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I’ve been thinking about doughnuts quite a bit, lately.  Doughnuts have always occupied at least a portion of my mind, but their territory has been rapidly expanding over the past few months. Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve been very lucky — no bouts with morning sickness, little fatigue and minimal aches and pains.  I also have not.. read more →

Toasted Coconut Scones with Mango Curd

August 15, 2013
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When I owned a bakery, the staff and I tried our best to remember the names of our regular customers, not only because it was good customer service to greet someone by name but because it facilitated back of the house communication when discussing a particular order. Sometimes, however, it was hard to figure out.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pocket Pies with Whole Wheat Crusts

August 2, 2013
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I went to Target the other day–no breaking news there, since I go to Target every week (or multiple times per week.)  I don’t remember what I went there for, but let’s be honest, does it really matter?  I mean, who actually goes to Target and comes out with exactly and only (“only” being the key word here).. read more →

Fresh Peach Crumb Cake with Vanilla Glaze

July 17, 2013
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The person who invented crumb cake?  Kind of a genius. He or she figured out a way to make it acceptable to eat cake for breakfast AND, should it please you, enjoy a second piece of that same cake with afternoon coffee.  Only in that case, would the cake be considered coffee cake instead of crumb cake?.. read more →

Key Lime Pie Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

June 24, 2013
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For someone who writes a baking blog, I don’t eat as many sweets as you might think.  Oh, sure, I sample along the way as I create (don’t worry–I’m not just “winging it” with my recipes!), but it pretty much stops there.  Maybe it’s because I used to own a bakery, where I got used.. read more →

Coconut Key Lime Pound Cake

May 23, 2012
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Let’s discuss pound cake, shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with pound cake.  The love part?  Well, that should be fairly obvious.  I mean, it’s pound cake, and if successfully prepared, pound cake is not too hard to love. The hate part stems from the myriad of mishaps that inevitably occur when trying to.. read more →

Toasted Coconut and Tangerine Pound Cake

March 21, 2012
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I’d like to take a moment to brag…………about my friends. Somewhere in my 20s, I decided that being proud of my friends’ accomplishments is so much easier, so much more fun, and so much less stressful and exhausting than being jealous of them. And green is just not my color. I mean, sure, I still.. read more →

“Heart-y” Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

January 25, 2012
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I messed up. Like most people, I usually make a few New Year’s resolutions, which inevitably are broken or, as I like to say, become more “loosely interpreted” by the end of January.  “Broken” is such a negative way of putting it, don’t you think? For 2012, I resolved to not make any New Year’s.. read more →

Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Lemon-Glazed Almond, Anise, and Cranberry Biscotti

December 29, 2011
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I’ve been baking Christmas cookies for as long as I can remember.  I give you Exhibit A:       Groovy shirt, huh?  Too bad I’m sitting, so you can’t take in the whole outfit.  It had matching pants, and I also owned the whole look in brown.  My hair seems to have some sort.. read more →

Pumpkin Gingerbread Doughnuts

November 18, 2011
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Much like my dad, I have a weakness for doughnuts.  Unlike my dad, I cannot eat as many doughnuts as I want without turning into a doughnut.  If you inherit the weakness, then it should be a given that you also inherit the metabolism, right?  *Sigh*  So unfair.     My dad is particular to.. read more →