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Tag: dessert

Pecan, Bourbon and Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Whoa to the nelly. This recipe renders me somewhat speechless. First, it’s a DESSERT. I have, like, four desserts on this blog. And while I love a tasty dessert just as much as the next person, I have found in the past year or so that my sweet tooth has dulled considerably. I used to […]


Isn’t it appropriate for traditions to begin as a newly-married couple? I didn’t set out for that to happen, but after sinking my teeth into this fragrant, yeasty pastry, I decided right then that stollen would become mine and Matthew’s Christmas tradition. Stollen is a popular Christmas bread in Europe, where rum-soaked dried cherries and […]

Pumpkin Apple Bread Pudding

I didn’t originally set out to make (what I have now dubbed) bread pudding when I had the desire for something pumpkin-y and sweet. This dessert bread was definitely a surprise when Matthew and I sliced into it, and my expression fell when I pulled out the first piece. What was intended to be apple […]