Category Archives: baking

Beer and fish cookies

Y’all. I totally forgot to share these cookies with you, and for that, I’m sorry. Here’s the story: My former neighbor’s sister was getting married to a guy whose last name is Weintraut. Naturally, he called the fiance “beer catfish.” … Continue reading

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George Washington’s cranberry pudding

I grew up in a state that didn’t even become a state until 1912. The history there tends to be of the native American or Mexican variety, and there aren’t any bars that can boast of hosting a founding father. … Continue reading

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Eastergrams

I hope y’all enjoyed your weekend! We went to Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, where I managed to fall while running and bruise/scrape the heck out of my knee on Saturday morning… which resulted in me hobbling around the church for the … Continue reading

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Peeps s’mores pie

You may recall that I love Peeps, which disgusts my friend Aaren and delights my normally uber-healthy friend Olga. In 2011 and 2012, I combined my love of baking and my love of Peeps to create a Peepcake and Peep … Continue reading

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Brownies with marshmallow-mint frosting

I’ve made more thematic St. Patrick’s Day items in past years. There were the Guinness/Bailey’s/Jameson cupcakes, the beef and Guinness pies, the soda bread, the Irish coffee sundaes, the Guinness chocolate cake. But this year, I went a slightly lazier … Continue reading

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Banana coconut cake with chocolate frosting

It has been far, far too long since I posted a cake recipe, y’all. But today I’m going to remedy that with a doozy — an easy three-layer banana-coconut cake with simple, perfect chocolate frosting, toasted coconut and chocolate ganache. … Continue reading

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Secret-ingredient chocolate cake

Did you know that putting beets in chocolate cake is a thing? Apparently it’s a thing. I wasn’t really sure how to feel about the idea, though. I’m not exactly a huge beet fan (although I reportedly loved them as … Continue reading

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Strawberry blondies

I have to confess: I don’t think I had ever had a blondie before about a year ago, when my former neighbor made some. And I was totally missing out, y’all. Blondies are like brownies without chocolate — perfect for … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

I’m sure all you romantics, lover of hearts, and wearers of pink and red are well aware, but Valentine’s Day is coming. Like, soon. I’m going to have a new recipe or two for you before then, but in the … Continue reading

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Hey (Dutch) baby!

So, Christmas is over. We braved the mall and ran in the snow and tried (and failed) to work off all that Christmas ham and macaroni and cheese and cranberry sauce (3 miles in the pool so far this week). … Continue reading

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