Roasted Banana Bars: Banana Bread’s More Sophisticated Cousin

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The instant that I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make these.  I had never heard of roasting bananas before, but it might be my favorite new trick.  Roasting the bananas made their natural flavor pop, enhanced their … Continue reading

Sweets to Pucker that Little Pout: Mini Lime Cheesecakes

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I love to feed people.  In particular, I love to feed the people I love.  So, whenever I visit my hometown, I like to bring my mom and sisters something sweet.  They struggled through every batch of alternately burnt and … Continue reading

Cinnamon Bubble Cups

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This week’s breakfast is brought to you by Sprinkled with Flour’s Cinnamon Bubble Buns, a recipe that’s been on my Foodgawker favorite’s page for quite a while.  My regular cinnamon bun recipe is delightful — rich and sweet yet savory — … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

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I’ve always wanted to attempt a meringue, but shied away with the belief that it would be a complicated, finicky recipe — and it’s no secret that I have no patience with fussy recipes. However, when I found this recipe … Continue reading

Falling Back into Autumn Flavors: Pumpkin Sour Cream Muffins (Cupcakes, shhh) with a Cream Cheese Swirl

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Even though it’s the start of spring, on chilly, wet days, I often crave autumn flavors.  Pumpkin is a wonderful fall standby; ideal for pies, cakes, and muffins, and the flavor perfectly complements your morning cup of coffee.  Today, after … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie (Otherwise Known As Comfort Food Express)

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There are some meals that you remember from your childhood, and you can almost smell the mouth-watering aromas wafting out of your mother’s kitchen.  The steam swirling around the stove, obscuring the small appliance lights over bubbling pots and pans. … Continue reading

For Boston For Boston (Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes)

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This post is an homage to my hometown, the most beautiful city on Earth: Boston.  And what better way to do that (besides something Sox-themed, of course), than to make some Boston Cream Pie.  Fluffy cake, smooth cream, dense chocolate … Continue reading

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I buy bananas for one reason, and one reason alone.  To watch them brown, eagerly awaiting the day when I can blend them with sugar, vanilla, and other delicious things, and morph the sad little fruits into something I actually want … Continue reading