Perfect Chocolate Malt Layer Cake

Chocolate Malt Layer Cake is dense, moist and totally decadent. Chopped malted milk balls add flavor and crunch. You need this dessert! There are many sweet flavor pairings I adore, and chocolate + malt is right at the top of that list. Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor, because I can still clearly remember the first time I tried malted milk balls in the fifth grade. There’s something about childhood food memories that makes the flavors taste that much better, you

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Savory Palmiers with Cheese and Herbs

Savory Palmiers with Cheese and Herbs are perfect party food! Prepare them in advance and serve at room temperature with wine or cocktails. 2016. Where do I even begin? What a strange time to try and pull together a year-end retrospective. These past 365 days have been madness on so many levels. However, for me personally, 2016 was full of career milestones and achievements. Reminiscing about everything I’ve accomplished feels overwhelming and humbling. That’s what I choose to focus on as I

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Apple Hand Pies with Rosemary Thyme Crust

These apple hand pies have a delicate crust seasoned with fresh rosemary and thyme. They’re a fragrant treat that will make your kitchen smell amazing! I think hand pies are a great recipe for novice bakers who feel intimidated by homemade dough. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for working with the dough while treating it a bit more like a large cookie. A large cookie with tasty pie filling. Plus, who doesn’t love a good single serving dessert?

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Vanilla Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries

Vanilla Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries are an easy-to-prepare, light dessert that your guests will adore! Holiday parties are always a bit of a mad dash, aren’t they? Sometimes I’m a big fan of over-the-top, elegant desserts, but at a certain point in the holiday season I just want to keep things as simple as possible. And there’s nothing wrong with that; the holidays are about celebrating time with our loved ones and being thankful for what we have. Not rushing around the

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Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

This Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese is perfect for holiday parties and any cozy winter meal! The holidays means different things to different people. One of the main focuses for me is the wonderful food. Preparing food is is way for me to express myself to friends and family, and I love sharing the flavors of the season with them. This baked butternut squash macaroni and cheese is everything I love about the autumn and winter months. It highlights seasonal produce,

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Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

You NEED these Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches sandwiches from Alanna Taylor-Tobin’s new cookbook, Alternative Baker! These gingerbread pumpkin ice cream sandwiches are spectacular. And I can say that without sounding self-congratulatory, because this is not my recipe. It comes from the kitchen of Alanna Taylor-Tobin, author of the new cookbook Alternative Baker, and all around fabulous gal.

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Baked Gouda in Puff Pastry

Baked Gouda in Puff Pastry is perfect for entertaining, especially around the holidays! This recipe can be prepared using either regular or smoked gouda. Holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about easy entertaining recipes. This baked gouda in puff pastry is a classic, and one that reminds me of my childhood. I used Wisconsin Apple Smoked Gouda for extra flavor.

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Banana Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache + A Gourmet Kitchen Giveaway!

You don’t want to miss this decadent Banana Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache, shared from my new cookbook, “The Gourmet Kitchen!” Emotions are high at Savory Simple Headquarters. Today is the day, over two years in the making. I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that The Gourmet Kitchen is finally available online and in stores. It’s… surreal is the only word I can think of to describe it. To celebrate the book’s release, I’m giving

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Strawberry Bundt Cake + A Giveaway!

This Strawberry Bundt Cake is wonderful year round, and it’s also perfect for holiday parties! Baking season has arrived. At the Farley residence, it’s technically baking season all year long, but there’s something about autumn that just begs for baked goods. Where I live, I know that the sudden shift to cooler temperatures makes turning on the oven seem so much more inviting. Certain produce starts immediately coming to mind (winter squash, apples, etc). When California Strawberries asked me to

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies are delicate, flaky & buttery. This easy recipe uses 6 basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand! Cabin fever never seems to hit me quite as hard as others, and I’m assuming that’s partly because I work from home. I’m used to spending extended stretches of time in one space, though under normal circumstances I try to leave at least once per day. Even during the blizzard, I was able to take a walk

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