Vanilla Snack Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

This week’s Pantry Staple Sweets column recipe, for Feast Magazine, is a Vanilla Snack Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream. I debated about whether to create a celebratory-style cake for this weekend’s column. We’re all collectively suffering and grieving right now. Affected in various different ways by this global pandemic and it made me pause when […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg-Free)

Four weeks ago, before the Stay at Home Order was announced, my editor at Feast Magazine and I were brainstorming ideas for a new weekly Pantry Staple Sweets baking column. My list of recipes included Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread, Blueberry & Almond Crumble Muffins, Chocolate Babka, and a couple of other ideas. I threw in […]

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Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka is this weekend’s Pantry Staple Sweets recipe for Feast Magazine. Babka is a truly special braided bread that every baker should make at least once (trust me- you’ll keep making it after that first loaf). A twist of buttery sweet dough with a rich dark chocolate filling, this Chocolate Babka is worth the […]

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Blueberry & Almond Crumble Muffins

The second week of Stay at Home is over and I keep forgetting what day it is. Anyone else having that problem? There are three things I’ve learned this week. First, you must put on pants in the morning; otherwise, by mid-day you feel like a sloth. Second, working from home means that you never […]

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