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Let It Be Sunday, 254!

Hello friends!  Happy Sunday!  I feel like everyone is talking about Paris Hilton’s lasagna… but, I’m not.  This weekend we hosted our first Bakehouse workshop of the year and it feels good to fill this space with people again.  It’s always fun and a little rowdy and I wouldn’t like it any other way. I ha...

Easy One-Dish King Cake

I’ve got a long list of King Cakes to make this carnival season.  They vary in degrees of complication and amounts of butter.  Most are sweet. One is savory.  All are being testing this month and shaping up to be deeply delicious.   Lord knows there’s no shortage of King Cake around here.  There’s an Original King Ca...

Let It Be Sunday, 253!

Hello friends!  Welcome to another Sunday! This week I’ve been back and forth to Los Angeles for a quick family trip which always jumbles up my week and clouds how I feel about whether I’ve done a dang thing or not.  Turns out I likely have done all sorts of productive things and there are likely many...

Spiced Pumpkin and Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

If there is something in my house that I can eat while standing at the kitchen counter, I can guarantee I’ll try my best to eat enough to make it a meal.  I speak specifically of hummus and crackers, hummus and pretzels, hummus and a hastily chopped vegetable, hummus and a spoon – it’s almost a...

Let It Be Sunday, 252!

Hello sweet friends!  Can you believe?  Can you believe we’re settling into another year and another decade? Feels good. Feels very much like a privilege.   I%80ve been taking it slow and steady through this holiday season. Taking time to be reflective. Taking time to have important conversations that I mig...

Breakfast Jambalaya

Hello my dears!   Are you enjoying this extended slow space between Christmas and the new year?  It feels like a luxurious amount of space.  Enough time to stretch and be lazy.  Enough time to put off taking down the Christmas tree.  Enough time for me to figure out how to incorporate the oranges I handmade for m...

Let It Be Sunday, 251!

Hello friends!  I just realized this is the last Let It Be Sunday of the year!  It’s actually the last Let It Be Sunday of the decade. Honestly that’s far too much pressure to acknowledge further.  I%E2m not ready to sum of the year, let alone the decade.  What is wild is that I’ve been Joy the Baker for th...

Quick Cranberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Rolls

I swear, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas goes by in the blink of an eye.  With so much many people to see, so many halls to deck, so many little gifts to re-gift, so many cookies to bake, … listen, we really have to concentrate. It’s really one of my favorite times of year. It f...

Spiced Mulled Wine Fruit Bars

Friends!  Here’s one late addition to our holiday cookie table!   Last week I told you about my holiday cookie swap. It’s this coming Saturday which means I’ve had my nose firmly planted in Dorie Greenspan’s cookie book for the last week straight.  Dorie has a recipe for a mulled wine jam cookie topped with...

Let It Be Sunday, 250!

Hello friends, Happy Holidays!  It’s Sunday. We’re here. We’re in it. It’s not Christmas just yet. We’re all ok, I promise.  There’s a frenetic energy this time of year – a buy, buy, buy encouragement that I’ve mostly just observed from a distance this year.  I%E2ve spent this week writing towards a ...

Sweet Little Pastry Cream Pumpkin Buns

I’ve got a little baking adventure for you!  It involves yeast, pumpkin and spice, and pastry cream.  Cranberries get all the glory come December but I’m not done with pumpkin just because pumpkin pie season is a few weeks past.   This is a weekend recipe. The sort you bake up on a late Sunday morning wit...

The Cookie Swap

Y’all. I’m not doing a gift guide this year.  There are enough people on the internet telling you to buy a lavender stand mixer or a set of rocks glasses for your father in law.  Enough is enough.  I%E2m taking it easy in the gifting department and leaning full body into cookies.  The Bakehouse is quiet this mont...
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