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Holiday Recipe Exchange: Cranberry Bliss Bars

Do you ever becoming obsessed with making something, but it just never actually transpires into the finished product? Last year, I became slightly enthralled with the Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks. I’m fairly certain that they are a holiday selection, but let me tell you they are amazingly delicious. After my first bite, I knew …

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

I would guess that since you are reading My Baking Addiction, you probably have some form of vanilla extract in your pantry. Some of you may use imitation vanilla, while others may fork over the money for higher quality pure vanilla extract. Regardless of your vanilla choice, I wanted to share an effortless “recipe” for …

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread adapted from Nigella Lawson | makes 16-24 bars Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter; divided use 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 tablespoons light corn syrup 12 ounces semisweet chocolate 1 teaspoon vanilla fleur de sel (sea salt) Method 1. Preheat …

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No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

No bake cheesecake a.k.a. easy deliciousness. One of the few co-workers of mine that knows of my blog asked me about a “thick, fluffy, creamy cheesecake…like the kind you get at Mediterranean diners.” I had absolutely no idea what she was taking about. I love Mediterranean food, but never order dessert from my favorite place… …

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Vanilla Bean Waffles With Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Six out of seven days a week I wake up completely content to start my morning with an iced coffee and no breakfast. Most of the time I eat a light breakfast because I know I should, not because I actually have a feeling of hunger. However, there is something about Sunday mornings that make …

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake & Winners Announced

If you follow my blog, you may remember that I have a thing for cheesecake. It’ s textural thing for me. The thick and creamy filling and crunchy, buttery crust is just a magical combination. Since I was announcing the givewaway winners in this post, I wanted to provide you with another recipe that utilizes …

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Cream Puffs and Eclairs…

Due to Labor Day, I had a lot of time on my hands this past weekend and did a lot of baking. I was inspired by this month’s Daring Bakers challenge and decided to try my hand at making pâte à choux. Some of you may ask…what the hell is pâte à choux? Well basically …

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Apple Crisp with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

I love apples, especially Granny Smith apples! I had a bunch of them in the fridge, so I decided to make apple crisp. However, I did not stop there, I also made a homemade vanilla bean ice cream in my beloved Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment. I have made ice cream several times since …

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