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        Some love shortbread. Some just don't. They wonder who failed at taking the cookies out of the oven before they turned hard and crunchy. I love a soft chocolate chip cookie but I also love shortbread. You should too. But if you don't love it, then you should just sit this one out.     It's all the things a good shortbread should be. Full of flaky butter. Just a bit of chew so as not to be too crumbly.    And this one is full of Christmas flavor. Ad...

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This has been declared the ONLY french toast we should ever make ever again in my house. It's that good. That good.   Crunchy and slightly nutty. Pillowy, eggy bread inside. Total satisfaction.     My lovely husband patiently and methodically crumb-crusted them to perfection while I took a Sunday morning run. When I got home we cooked them and then we ate.   And we raved.   And we scarfed.   And we all wished we had doubled the recipe.        Cor...

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Somehow sandwiches for dinner make me feel guilty. Like they aren't proper nutrition or something.   But they just taste so good.   Maybe this wrap is a little bit of both. Greens and goodness wrapped together, heavier on the protein than on the carbs but still so satisfying.       Honey-Dijon Chicken Quinoa Wraps Taken from The Kitchen Prep   Makes 2 wraps1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken {or rotisserie chicken, shredded}1/2 cup cooked quinoa1/2 a green apple, slice...

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Thanksgiving morning. Christmas morning. This is certainly a special occasion bread.         Filled with buttery layers and a nutty vanilla flavor. Its gorgeous and flavorful.     So next you have a morning at home take your time, get your hands all dirty, fill the sink with measuring cups and utensils and fill your oven with this beauty!         Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Challah Twist BreadTaken from Parsley, Sage & Sweet   1 package (2...

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I think I told you I've been going through a layer cake phase. Once you start, it's hard to stop! (Until your back starts spasming daily and then you abandon all long cooking projects for a comfortable seated activity). And once again I am loving committing to smaller cakes using my 6" cake pans. ... Although one can dardly call a three-tier, sits higher than my cake stand cover cake "small."       This cake is the "motherload" in the words of my dad. His version of motherload usu...

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Okay, you remember me telling you to just keep a jar of salted caramel in the back of your fridge? This! is exactly why. This pie has four layers. That could seem like a lot of work, right? But it's not when you've got pie crust dough sitting in your freezer ready to roll and that jar of salted caramel begging to be used.       And okay, this still isn't the simplest pie to put together. You're not going to be saying to your friends, "Oh I just threw this together in the 30 minute...

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Grocery store caramel topping is the pits. It's so incredibly bland compared to the real thing. Using some of that in any of the increasingly popular recipes that highlight salted caramel won't do the recipe justice.   My advice? Just keep a jar of this liquid amber goodness in your fridge. I personally find it tedious to think about making salted caramel and THEN starting on the actual recipe. But if there is a jar of it just sitting on the top shelf of my fridge ready to go then what coul...

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Lately I am deep into cakes! Usually they feel like too much commitment and effort when bars take half the work and lay in neat lines in your freezer. But I'm loving cake and embracing after bedtime cake baking.   This cake is a perfect way to ease into Fall and into layer cakes. I found this cake to come together much more quickly than many other cakes you'll be hearing about soon. The layers have simple ingredients and you don't feel like you are completing 9 steps for each layer.   ...

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Oh this has been a sweet, sweet discovery. It makes just about everything better.   Pour it over your pancakes, your french toast or your yeasted waffles that you just made.   And then when you are done with breakfast, put it in the fridge and wait til the kids go to bed. And then pull it back out and drizzle it over your homemade Cookies'n' Cream ice cream and woah! it's good.       Peanut Butter Maple Syrup Taken from Oh Sweet Basil   6 tablespoons of unsalted but...

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Soggy waffles are miserable.  I'd rather have a piece of toast, frankly.   As it turns out, making yeasted waffles is genius on this account and one other.  I found these waffles to hold their crisp far longer than their egg white/baking powder cousins.  And having the batter prepped and ready after sitting overnight is almost always a win in my book!     This is a basic recipe and these wafflles can be invented time and time again with whatever toppings you are cra...

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