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Pumpkin Chai Bread and the Boston Book Festival

Pumpkin Chai Bread

I made this amazing, delicious Pumpkin Chai Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting, and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you at the end of this post, but first I want to tell you a bit about my Saturday morning.  I’d love for you to stick around and read about it, but if you’re just here for the recipe you know where to find it!

Pumpkin Chai Bread Batter

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to listen to a panel at the Boston Book Festival that consisted of Stella Parks from BraveTart and Serious Eats, Karen Akunowicz from Myers+Chang and Top Chef, and Joanne Chang from Myers+Chang and Flour Bakery.  Each of these women have impacted my life in different ways, and seeing them all come together in one panel was a truly amazing experience.

Stella Parks, Karen Akunowicz, and Joanne Chang speaking at the Boston Book Festival Continue Reading

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Fudge

Smoky Bourbon Chocolate Fudge

Smoky Bourbon Fudge with Makers Mark and Liquid Smoke

Do you have a super quick, super easy, go-to recipe that you always resort to when nothing else is working?  If you do, share it in the comments! Mine has always been Eagle Brand’s Foolproof Chocolate Fudge.  Now, I don’t believe in the word “foolproof” as I’ve been known to mess up “foolproof” recipes or projects, but this fudge just always works.  It takes no time at all to make, and then you just throw it in the fridge and you’re done. You don’t even have to turn on the oven! Continue Reading

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Cupcakes

Fiery Chocolate Cupcakes

I have never been a fan of spicy foods. I don’t understand why people want to eat foods that cause physical pain.  But recently I discovered that often those spicy foods also have a really delicious flavor. I decided I needed to build my tolerance to spice because I am missing out on so many amazing foods and flavors by avoiding it.

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Cupcakes

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Did you read my post about our trip to Phoenix earlier this year? If not, check it out here! If so, you may remember the part about basically the most amazing cinnamon rolls on the face of this planet. (If you’re in Phoenix and have not had a cinnamon roll from Phoenix Public Market & Cafe, stop everything and go RIGHT NOW.)

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Cookies

Flufforeo: Fluff Centennial

Last year I discovered that Marshmallow Fluff is from Somerville, a city right outside of Boston, and that every year Somerville has a Fluff Festival. I also found out that this festival has a baking contest, so of course I have to enter.  If you didn’t see my entry from last year, I made these.

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