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Spooky Ghost Cupcakes

Spooky Ghost Cupcakes

Not much says Happy Halloween like a choir of spooky, white, gape-mouthed ghosts floating atop fluffy chocolate cupcakes!  Happy Halloween! These cupcakes were a last-minute decision for my contribution to a Halloween party this...

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Everything to love about maple-apple-cinnamon oatmeal, only cutting to the chase in dessert form. It seems like the weather in Brussels has gone straight from a glorious Indian summer to a frigid, somewhat damp cold....

DIY Graham Crackers

One of the many snack staples in my household are graham crackers. My husband can often be found “sneaking” one at random hours, and seems to enjoy them equally well plain, dipped in chocolate,...

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

I can vividly recall one of the first times I made scones from scratch. I was not yet married to my husband, but we had recently moved in together, and his parents were coming...

Applesauce Mini Bundt Cakes

Applesauce Mini Bundt Cakes

Right on cue, the weather is starting to feel a bit more fall-like. A crispness to the air, a snap that requires a coat or sweater in the morning, the smell of leaves and...

Buttermilk Cheddar Chive Biscuits

Buttermilk Cheddar Chive Biscuits

I don’t know about you, but for me, getting comfortable in the kitchen has been a years-long process. I can still remember a time when raw chicken breasts scared the daylights out of me....

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Let’s have a brief ode to the muffin, shall we? Are there many other foods that are so beautifully versatile? It goes without saying that muffins are excellent to have on hand for quick...

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

These cookies constitute a major guilty pleasure for me. They are the nearest thing I’ve found to the soft, sugary, seasonally-decorated cookies available in just about every big box grocery store in the US....

Lemon Shrimp Orzo Skillet

Lemon Shrimp Orzo Skillet

We recently got back from a vacation in Italy, where we indulged in a smorgasbord of pasta, pizza, bread, and gelato for the better part of week. It was delicious! But upon returning home,...