Homemade ladyfingers and tiramisu

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying Five golden rings Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree Tiramisu, like eclairs, is mostly made of air. I know this because I have now left

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Cream puff swans

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying Five golden rings Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree. Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2015 brings plenty of laughter, time with old and new friends, sunny days for adventuring, and

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Jam-filled baked donuts

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Five golden rings Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree. The neighborhood caroling party anchored my family’s holiday traditions throughout my childhood: from hand-delivering invitations at every door to frantically finishing the decorations as the

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Pumpkin loaf cake with browned butter frosting

Pumpkin loaf cake with browned butter frosting Somehow pumpkin spice has gone from the quintessential flavor of fall to the quintessential flavor of the twenty-something girl wearing a scarf and leggings. And while I think the addition of the sixth spice girl takes the group to a whole new level, I am not as crazy

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