Baked Goods

Cranberry Scones

November 12, 2013
Cranberry Scones

These scones almost didn’t make it.  I’ve used this recipe for years, so I only casually glance at the ingredient list as I throw things into the mixing bowl.  When I reached the final ingredient and started stirring in the heavy cream, the batter just wouldn’t come together – it was dry and clumpy.  Undeterred, […]

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Apple Spice Bars

October 29, 2013
Apple Spice Bars

With all the attention that pumpkin has been getting lately, I decided to finally pick a recipe where apples are the star of the show.  I’ll admit that despite the abundance of beautiful, local apples during this time of year, apple recipes often get pushed to the bottom of my baking list.  Why?  Because I’m […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

October 22, 2013
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Fall baking is in full swing in our house.  After an unfortunate afternoon when I couldn’t bake because I was completely out of semi sweet chocolate chips (despite an over-abundance of dark chocolate, white chocolate and mint), my baking supplies are fully stocked.  I have plenty of chocolate chips of ALL varieties, and let’s just […]

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

October 21, 2013
Pumpkin Pie Spice

Raise your hand if you’ve encountered a recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice.  Now raise your hand if you actually have a jar of pumpkin pie spice in your kitchen. If your anything like me, seeing “pumpkin pie spice” in a recipe sends your scrambling to Google and a search for substitutions.  I do […]

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Pumpkin Muffins

October 14, 2013
Pumpkin Muffins

It should come as no surprise to those who know me that I love baking with pumpkin.  I’ve blogged about a variety of pumpkin baked goods over the years and baked many more than never made it onto this website.  It only seems fitting that my first blog post after nearly two years of radio […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie

May 1, 2012
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My Nana made the best Lemon Meringue pie.  Really, she made many delicious pies – standouts include apple and mincemeat – my favorite though was probably her lemon meringue variety.  The meringue was always so perfectly browned on the peaks, but yet so soft and springy - came out just right every time.   She was a great cook – […]

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Cheese Babka

April 16, 2012
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Alright, alright, we know.  It has been over 3 months since this blog was updated.  What can I say, life gets in the way sometimes!  To be honest, it’s just really hard for a working gal to take good food photos during the winter months.  Now that it stays light after 6pm, I’m good again. […]

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Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops

January 2, 2012
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Ok so I recently found the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops at Starbucks and my life has not been the same since.  They are that delicious.  And somehow, under 200 calories…I’m guessing that’s because they are so small, but really this sweet treat is all I really need to get me through my day.  I also, […]

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National Cupcake Day

December 15, 2011
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Happy National Cupcake Day!!! My new favorite holiday.   In honor of National Cupcake Day, I thought I’d post a few of our favorite cupcake recipes here on Domestic Pursuits. Happy Cupcaking!! These Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes would be absolutely wonderful this time of year.  They are minty and moist and fabulously rich – perfect to bring […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

October 28, 2011
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In addition to loving just about all things pumpkin, I am also posses an unabashed affection for whoopie pies.  While I have sample many varieties of this fun treat, I had yet to try pumpkin.  My search for the perfect pumpkin whoopie pie recipe led me to Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland, Maine.   The state […]

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