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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

If there's one baked item that screams "easy entertaining', it's coffee cake. It looks beautiful on a tall cake platter and appears to have taken way more time and effort then you actually need. It makes a great breakfast and brunch centerpiece, a nice addition to afternoon coffee, or a festive holiday dessert. If there… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Scones were one of those things that I would see in bakeries and immediately skip because I always thought of them as rock hard, dry dough balls. When I got the job as Head Baker at Cambridge Cafe in Portland, Maine I sort of rolled my eyes when their signature product was their scones. Luckily… Continue reading Cranberry Orange Scones

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

You might decide to make these bars as a surprise for your kids in their school lunch. Maybe you'll make them for a fun afternoon snack. And if you don't have kids, you should make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars as a great treat that brings back all the memories of childhood. This bar recipe… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

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Orange Creamsicle Muffins

As I mentioned earlier in the summer, I have been experimenting with baking recipes by substituting Greek yogurt for butter. The results have been mostly successful and make for a creamy product that is significantly lower in fat than its original counterpart. We used to make a version of these Orange Creamsicle Muffins during the… Continue reading Orange Creamsicle Muffins