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orange cake closeup

California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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lemon bars

Lemony Lemon Bars for Lemony Snicket

If you are interested in blog posts with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other blog. In this blog post, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things happen in the middle. This is because not many happy things happened in the lives […]

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Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

A crisp fall day practically begs for an old-fashioned apple cake, and have we got a good one for you! This apple cake recipe comes by way of Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site, and her new cookbook “Upscale Downhome.” The recipe is called “Grandma Neeley’s Apple Cake,” but the truth is, it could be […]

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kale brownies

Kale Brownies

For National Kale Day (October 5, but really it’s more like National Kale Month over here), there’s no better recipe to pull out from the files than these kale brownies. That’s right – kale brownies. When we originally posted these we asked the obvious question (“Why?!?!”) and answered it with the obvious answer (“Why not?”). […]

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blueberry banana smores

Blueberry Banana Gingersnap S’mores

This month on Netflix we’re gearing up to watch Zootopia, which means we have as good an excuse as any to eat blueberry-themed movie snacks. Without spilling too many details, Nick Wilde, the fox star of Zootopia, has kind of a thing for blueberries, and he puts them to good use at the end of […]

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buckwheat chocolate cookies

Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies

Today we’re doing a few things differently with our cookies: We’re using buckwheat flour (!) and we’re fighting cancer (!!!). Since buckwheat flour is more or less self-explanatory, we’ll move straight into the “fighting cancer” part: We’re baking Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate cookies in support of the nonprofit organization Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for […]

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