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Maple-Almond Sunken Apple Cake

Maple-Almond Sunken Apple Cake

Choosing what to bake is always a tug-of-war between my eagerness to try new recipes and the comfort of returning to old favorites, perhaps with a small twist or two. I made the Smitten Kitchen sunken apple and honey cake for the first time a […]

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Over the past year, I have occasionally gotten Instagram comments or DMs asking me if I sell my baked goods anywhere. My response has always been “LOL I’m just a home baker.” Which I am. But, for some reason, when I received a message a […]

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I once read an article about starting a food blog that included some advice on content, including the entreaty: “Ask yourself, does the internet really need another banana bread recipe?” I read that sentence somewhat abashedly. Even at that early stage in this blog’s development, […]

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

This is my favorite bundt cake. Actually, it may be my favorite cake, period. I know that’s a strong statement, but this bundt is really marvelous: sweet but not too sweet, tender, tangy, and filled with strawberries and my favorite spring ingredient–yes, rhubarb. And then […]