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Coffee Brownies

Are you one of the kabillion people who likes coffee and chocolate? If so, you will want to bake this coffee brownie recipe (or at least lick the computer screen).

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Vanilla Sugar Cinnamon Rolls

Nielsen Massey sent me some vanilla sugar so I decided to make cinnamon rolls. They were delectable. I tweaked a King Arthur Flour recipe to create these. One person is going to win some N-M vanilla sugar along with a 2 ounce bottle of vanilla. If you’re a vanilla lover, this is for you.

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Golden Beehive Bread

Blue Diamond is my Golden Egg, or How I Made an Easter Coffeecake Using Coffee Almonds

Using a 1970s bread baking cookbook and Blue Diamond almonds, I made 5 recipes for Easter dinner to honor my sister. Oh, bacon is also involved!

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How Duff Goldman, Pompeian Oil and I Teamed Up To Donate $5000 to the Foodbank

Pompeian Oil had a photo baking contest, and the winner was the Foodbank, as a $5000 donation was made to them. Ace of Cakes celebrity chef Duff Goldman was the judge. Want to see the winning photo?

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Holiday Food Gift Guide & Giveaway

Just as with the first 11 months of the year, it’s important what you eat during the holiday season. Maybe even more so, because the amounts tend to increase (yeah, we know about second helpings and cookie swaps)! We made a handy little list for you of some of our favorite food brands. Oh yeah, and a massive giveaway.

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Holiday Baking Means Family Memories (and a Spode Giveaway)

Do you like baking? Do you enjoy holiday traditions? Why not combine the two and win our Spode Christmas cake tin set giveaway? Read, enter, be 1 of 3 winners! But first a story about our older sister and her sun-dried tomato rolls.

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Baking and Cooking in Seattle with Miele

Alexandra was invited to Seattle to test out her baking & cooking skills in Miele’s new Combi-Steam Oven. Galettes were involved. So was coffee macchiato. And a trip to Pike Place!!! And do you wonder what’s hiding behind the Combi-Oven control panels?

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Stress, Relaxation, Bread & Exercise

High stress = faster aging + weight gain. Relax to reduce stress. Bread-baking is one way. What’s Yours? Eating a plant-based diet, moderate exercise and reducing stress might help reverse the aging process on a cellular level. I

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Food, Glorious Food: What do a Steam Oven and Cologne Cathedral Have in Common?

BlogTour to Cologne and Amsterdam begins on Sunday, and Alexandra is going to learn about the latest home design trends, especially the Miele steam oven. While there, she’ll also dust off her medieval history degree and tour Cologne Cathedral. Then she’ll mangle her knowledge of the Dutch language with a stop in Amsterdam.

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Holiday Food: Mind Over Platter

The holidays (and every day) should not be about denial and guilt when it comes to food. Everything in moderation; that’s great advice for a sustainable lifestyle AND for enjoying life in general, don’t you think? Here’s what we’re baking up for Thanksgiving to share with loved ones…

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