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  • a glazed old fashioned buttermilk doughnut on a cooling rack

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes are a specialty of the house here at the Great Island kitchen, I’ve got one of these irresistible breakfast cakes to fit every doughnut fantasy……

  • shortbread cookies recipes

    One Classic Cookie Dough – 12 Ways!

    One Cookie Dough – 12 Ways! My signature shortbread cookie dough has been my holiday go-to forever, no wonder I’ve come up with so many variations. This classic cookie recipe is…

  • 3 show stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes ~ want to win Christmas this year? Make one of these fun holiday layer cakes that are specially formulated for maximum impact with minimum fuss. …

  • Best Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are an enduring classic for a reason ~ the combination of a rich, buttery shortbread cookie filled with silky chocolate ganache just can’t be beat!…

  • gingerbread spritz cookies in a bowl

    Glazed Gingerbread Spritz Cookies

    Glazed Gingerbread Spritz Cookies are fun to make and have a lovely old world flavor. They may be tiny in size, but they’re bursting with Christmas spirit!…

  • cardamom buns on a baking tray with cup of coffee

    Swedish Cardamom Buns (kardemummabullar)

    Swedish Cardamom Buns are soft, plush sweet rolls with a fragrant cardamom sugar filling. This easy knotted pastry is beyond delicious and so easy to make, I’ll hold your hand through…

  • Slice and bake cookie dough

    Fruitcake Shortbread Cookies

    Fruitcake Shortbread Cookies are buttery slice and bake cookies that take their cue from the holiday treat everybody loves to hate, only this time fruitcake will be the star attraction of…

  • cranberry muffins in a muffin pan

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins are loaded with tangy pops of cranberry ~ they’re a delicious way to celebrate the unique color and flavor of my favorite winter fruit. This easy one bowl…

  • buche de noel layer cake on a cake stand with meringue mushrooms - 2

    Bûche de Noël Layer Cake

    A bûche de Noël layer cake is a spectacular but do-able holiday dessert.  This woodsy toasted hazelnut cake with chocolate hazelnut frosting tastes divine, and actually gets applause from the table…

  • moist gingerbread loaf cake with cream cheese frosting on a plate with fork

    Gingerbread Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Gingerbread Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is an easy little baking project to get you in the holiday spirit ~ it’ll make your winter mornings (and afternoons and evenings!) a…

  • slices of pumpkin doughnut cake

    Pumpkin Doughnut Cake

    My Pumpkin Doughnut Cake is a golden, lightly spiced pumpkin cake with a crisp sugar doughnut crust that makes it the ULTIMATE fall coffee cake, snack cake, or dessert ~ you…

  • Buckwheat Honey and Caraway Rolls

    Buckwheat Honey and Caraway Rolls are lightly sweet with the unique aroma of caraway seeds (they’re what give rye bread its amazing flavor!) These rustic dinner rolls turn your favorite soup…

  • apple scones on a cooling rack

    Easy Apple Pie Scones

    Apple Pie Scones make a chilly morning feel just a little bit warmer, a little bit happier, and a whole lot more delicious. I think we should all sub out our…

  • Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies with a glass of milk

    Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies

    Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies are tender little pumpkin spice cookies with a soft melting texture and a crisp sugar coating ~ think snickerdoodle meets pumpkin spice. Hello fall!…

  • Diving into a slice of apple cake with a fork

    Apple Butter Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

    My Apple Butter Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream is the perfect fall dessert ~ think golden apple spice cake with a plush caramel frosting. It’s got the perfect fall color palette, too;…

  • baked apple galette with plate of apples

    6 Apple Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie!

     An apple dessert a day might not keep the doctor away, but, who knows? Might be worth a try 😉 And anyway, you’re going to need a couple of great apple…

  • Pecan Sandies cookies on a plate

    Perfect Pecan Sandies

    Buttery Pecan Sandies are the official cookie of fall ~ feed hungry back to schoolers, or get a head start on your holiday cookie list. (But first, make a batch just…

  • a stack of maple oat nut banana bread slices on a blue plate

    Maple Oat Nut Banana Bread

    Maple Oat Nut Banana Bread is an easy banana loaf cake with a warm maple icing ~ perfect for breakfast, coffee break, or after school snacking. This recipe will zhush up…

  • baked apple galette with plate of apples

    Rustic Apple Galette

    An apple galette is a no pressure, no pretensions apple pie ~ just buttery, flaky pastry meets perfect in-season apples with a hint of sugar and spice.  No fancy pastry skills required for…

  • cranberry breakfast cake with fork

    10 Breakfast Cake Recipes

    I guarantee you’ll find a new favorite in this list of comforting breakfast cake recipes, so you can ring in the new season properly, with a fork and a cup of…

  • taking a bite of a piece of caramel glazed apple cake

    Caramel Apple Sheet Cake

    Caramel Apple Sheet Cake is a moist apple studded cake (almost a blondie) glazed with a thick layer of caramel icing  ~ it’s a favorite fall apple dessert that’s quick and…

  • Apple, Cheddar and Sage Biscuits

    Apple, Cheddar and Sage Biscuits are a magical combination of fall-forward flavors ~ these cheesy biscuits are equally at home on a breakfast plate, next to a warm bowl of chowder,…

  • blackberry sweet roll with glaze, on a plate

    Blackberry Sweet Rolls

    Melt in your mouth Blackberry Sweet Rolls ~ these no yeast breakfast buns need no rising time, and are made with a super delicious blackberry filling using whole berries! They couldn’t…

  • spiced peach bread, sliced on parchment paper

    Easy Spiced Peach Bread

    My Spiced Peach Bread straddles the best of summer and fall, it’s got chunks of juicy ripe peach warmed up with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. This easy quick bread became an…

  • rhubarb crisp

    How to Make Any Fruit Crisp Without a Recipe

    How to Make Any Fruit Crisp Without a Recipe! You’ll go from craving to first bite in no time flat with this simple formula, recipe definitely not necessary.…

  • Gluten Free Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    My gluten free zucchini cake is a moist, grain-free cake lightly spiced and generously topped with my best cream cheese frosting. It’s the perfect cake to ease you into fall baking-mode.…

  • Blackberry Cobbler Bars

    Blackberry Cobbler Bars are a portable, snack-able version of everybody’s favorite summer berry dessert. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t fall hard for these vibrant shortbread bars!…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

    Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread ~ everybody’s favorite quick bread gets an upgrade with crunchy poppy seeds and fresh lemon. It’s the perfect light and breezy summertime bake!…