Marbled Pound Cake

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Every time I saw slices of this gorgeous cake at a cafe or pastry shop, it reminded me of how much I wanted to make it but how terrified I was to even try. Would mine ever look as pretty? More importantly, would it taste as good as it looked? I finally decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I combed the Internet and several cookbooks for a list of ingredients that sounded appealing and finally narrowed it down to two different recipes. I then took what I liked from both to make the recipe Read more [...]

Doughnut Duo!

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No better day than a Saturday afternoon to make one of the world's best fried foods - DOUGHNUTS! It's my first time baking these puppies so I enlisted one of my good friends (who's also a baker & pregnant) for some back-up reinforcement. Not exactly the most efficient way to bake - what with two ladies suffering from 'Pregnesia' (amnesia + pregnancy) - but we did good, despite the fact that we forgot to add the butter and the salt in the right order! I was originally going to make Read more [...]

Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

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I was originally going to make a basic Banana Walnut Bread that I love, but then my cravings kicked in and chocolate chips started sounding like THE best idea ever. Having no control over my hunger these days, I had to give in and make a slight tweak to this recipe to satisfy my pregnancy needs. The good news is, the banana bread is so much better because of it!  The semi-sweet chocolate chips are a great addition, not too sweet, and they remain gooey even after the bread has cooled out of Read more [...]