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Honey Lemon Bundt Cake

For the Secret Recipe Club this month, I was assigned Nayna’s blog Simplyfood. She lives in the UK which automatically makes me intrigued since I’ve never been to Europe, and her blog has tons of unfamiliar to me recipes so I had lots of fun looking through them. I haven’t been doing a ton of baking lately, so I really wanted to find something sweet to make and eat for dessert, and when I came across this Lemon and Honey Cake, I was sold!  (more…)


Honey Lemon Lavender Cupcakes

While the weather outside certainly doesn’t show it, spring is just 2 days away! And with the arrival of spring comes a whole slew of new recipes. As each season comes and goes, I always get excited for the recipes that I’ll make, but spring recipes just might be my favorite. We’re all coming out of hibernation and looking forward to a warmer, brighter and cheerier season. As such, for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I opted for a lighter lemon recipe, but one with a twist. (more…)


Chocolate Espresso Buche de Noel

Happy (belated) New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating, and that 2013 is already off to a great start for you. It’s taken me a few days to get back to blogging, after readjusting to work and trying to normalize my schedule again. As I often do during the holidays, I did a TON of baking while I was away, so I have lots to share! (more…)


Maple Apple Ginger Cake

I have to say, I am loving the fall so far this year. Fall is my favorite season, so I guess I love fall every year, but this year especially I’m trying to soak it all in. I’m worried it’s going to slip right through my fingers and head on towards winter before I’ve had my fill, so to combat that I’ve been doing a LOT of fall-themed baking. While I’ve yet to break into a can of pumpkin (hopefully that will changevery soon), I’ve had my fill of apples and then some. (more…)


Plum Upside-Down Cake

Hello my lovely readers. I’m back! Finally resurfacing! It’s been a week since my last post, but I just couldn’t get it together until now. First I was home visiting my family/eating a lot of great food/riding my horse/relaxing, and then my better half was out of town so I spent a few nights staying up way too late catching up on my DVR. Oops?! Oh well, my life motto has always been better late then never. And for a particularly punctual person, it seems a bit ironic, no? (more…)


Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (GF)

I planned to write a post today about how we’re moving this weekend and I’m throwing a bachelorette party next weekend and my new job is taking some adjusting to and how there’s just no time to be in the kitchen… but then I realized I had these beauties to share instead! I made these cupcakes some time ago, during my brief gluten-free phase, but I’m glad they’ll finally get their moment to shine here because they were pretty stellar. (more…)


Chocolate Buckwheat Cake

I have some happy news to share today. Gluten is back! I got some test results back yesterday and I am not gluten intolerant, I don’t have celiac’s disease, and I no longer have any reason to be gluten-free. Yipee!! And I got some other GREAT news yesterday as well that might solve my two+ year saga with stomach pain, which means I can start eating gluten again AND feel good. Pretty much the best news ever. But the point of all of this is – gluten is BACK. The heart and soul of this here baking blog is BACK. I’m thrilled! I still have a few gluten-free recipes to share, and still plan to make gluten-free recipes from time to time – mostly just to use up all the super duper expensive ingredients I bought, but also because I appreciate the challenge of crafting tasty gluten-free recipes. That being said, I saw a lot less friends stopping by my little bloggy corner of the blogosphere when I was sharing gluten-free recipes all the time, so for most regular visitors, the reintroduction of gluten = happy news. (!!!!!!!) (more…)


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