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Not to be a “not until I’ve had my coffee” kind of person, but my morning coffee is one of my favorite parts of the day. It has everything I love in one sassy cup. Hot beverage? Check. Caffeine kick? Yup. Morning ritual? Mm-hmm! For me, there is nothing better. And pairing coffee and chocolate? […]

Coffee and Brownie Ice Cream


If you are looking for a winter dessert that won’t weigh you down, turn to the humble pavlova. This dessert is a textural wonder—crisp on the outside and marshmallow-y on the inside—leading to a confection that absolutely melts in your mouth. Because pavlovas are literally 100% sugar, I paired these bad boys with a blood […]

Blood Orange Pavlovas


Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2021! Should we decide collectively to be good to each other this year? And also to do things that make us feel good? Sound like a plan? Great! I will not be taking any follow-up questions.  2020 was a beast. It asked a lot of us, but look at […]

Pear and Cardamom Muffins

Breakfast & Brunch

One of the things I enjoy most about baking is the prep. Packing cups of brown sugar, gently melting chocolate, and slicing cubes of butter genuinely puts my mind at ease. Of all the preparation needed for baking, the one thing that reigns supreme for me is peeling and coring apples. I could do it […]

Apple Galette


Awhile back, I was talking to a couple of friends, who are brilliant cooks but not super confident bakers. I was trying to get to the bottom of why baking isn’t their thing, and it seems to come down to measuring and the inability to improvise. And, I get it. Baking is, by its nature, […]

One-Pan Brownie

Brownies & Bars

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