Carrot Cake Muffins with Pepitas

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Dusting off my baking utensils on Sunday rekindled my love of baking, so I decided to ride the wave and make a second treat for this week. Introducing Carrot Cake Muffins with Pepitas (a.k.a. pumpkin seeds). No real pointers needed for this one - just follow the recipe and you'll be good to go. Pretty much impossible to mess this one up. As a side note, I'm including a cream cheese spread you can use to go along with the muffins if you want to serve them with a little extra something. Read more [...]

Very Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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It was Spring the last time I posted an entry. It is now the end of Summer. Yowzahs. I need to get my act together. Right, so moving on, today's entry is one of my all-time favorite type of cookies - oatmeal raisin - the incredibly chewy kind. Forget the small, crispy, brittle types - not my thing. Chewy, gooey and large, that's right up my alley. The thing about an oatmeal raisin cookie is that it sounds incredibly healthy, so you can indulge in one -- or two or three -- virtually Read more [...]

Giant Rugelach

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One of the first things I lay my eyes on when I walk into a NY deli are Rugelach - particularly the raspberry kind. I'm not even sure when I first became so obsessed with these Jewish pastries, but something tells me I was sold the first time I sunk my teeth into one. There are few things I can think of that are better than a rich, flaky cream cheese dough slathered with a tangy fruit filling. Add the nuts...and oh my goodness! This recipe in particular is all about abundance. The rolls are 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 [...]