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Fundamentals: How to Make Homemade Caramel Sauce

Today is the beginning of a new recipe series I’m dubbing Fundamentals. I get a lot of emails from new bakers asking for basic recipes, tips, and product recommendations that will get them started with their newly acquired baking addiction. While I can’t guarantee rock star status, I can provide you with some practical tips …

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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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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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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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