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Baked Sunday Mornings: Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake with Milk Chocolate Glaze

February 12, 2017 Baked Sunday Mornings
Angel Food Cake

Is it possible I’ve never eaten Angel Food Cake before in my entire dessert-eating life? I’m trying to think back and I can maybe remember eating some as a kid, but I’m not 100% sure if it was Angel Food Cake, or just a random sponge cake from the grocery store. In any case, it […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Icebox Cupcakes with Homemade Chocolate Cookies

June 7, 2015 Baked Sunday Mornings
Icebox Cupcakes

Like so many other things in my foodie life, I had never heard of an Icebox Cake until I saw it on Smitten Kitchen a few years ago. The idea behind it is that you stack up chocolate wafer cookies with whipped cream, and let the whole thing set in the fridge overnight. The cookies […]

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Rhubarb Remix: Rhubarb, Lemon & Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

June 26, 2014 Cocktails
Bourbon Rhubarb Cocktail - Copy

Summer has arrived in all it’s hot, humid, sweaty glory. After complaining all winter about the polar vortex, I have vowed to embrace this summer, and any time where I start to complain about something heat related, I flash back to every freaking layer of clothing I had to put on back in January, and […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Vanilla Bean & Milk Chocolate Budino

February 24, 2013 Baked Sunday Mornings
Vanilla Bean & Chocolate Budino

 I just checked to see the date of my last Baked Sunday Mornings recipe, and it was these Heartland Turtle Bars at the end of August. AUGUST! Six months ago! Unacceptable. Of course looking back, I can now see this coincided with the beginning of a big project at work (still ongoing!), which has made […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Graham Tartlets

August 18, 2011 Pies, Tarts & Pudding

Does this look familiar? I didn’t even realize until I typed out the title to this blog post that this is basically a sweet version of the savoury Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini. Well let me tell you, it was much better

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