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Caitlin’s Confections: Banana Pudding

This is a quick and easy crowd pleasing dessert inspired by the Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery in NYC. You can get it right in Grand Central- it was our first stop off the train on a recent girl’s trip! While it doesn’t quite compare, it shares the same flavor and texture profiles and is a very simple, at-home version. Growing up, trifle was one of my mom’s go-to desserts and this is a fabulous…
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A Great Bagel Recipe + What I Learned in the Process

At the beginning of the year, one of my resolutions was to learn how to make croissants. While I haven’t mastered that one yet, I did figure out a pretty foolproof recipe for bagels, which Ryan and I will be eating for the foreseeable future. They are fluffy, taste just right, and are made with four simple ingredients. It really doesn’t get much better than that. While making bagels is on the easier side (compared…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Wild Blueberry Jam

Our first summer in our house, we discovered that the wetlands in our backyard are full of blueberry trees. I can go out for hours in my wellies and pick until my bucket is full. Each year, I gather about 16 cups total. Then, I schedule a jam day (which went much smoother this year compared to last!) If you look up anything to do with canning online, you’ll find suggestions for specific supplies. I…
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Cookbooks I’m Loving Lately

Without fail, I always get one or two cookbooks for Christmas so I have compiled quite the stack. These have been particularly helpful this year, considering we’ve been cooking at home so frequently (see: everyday.) I really enjoying cooking but most of the time, I’m winging things and hoping they come out. That being said, having a great recipe to follow makes for a nice change of pace. Below I’ll be sharing some of my…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Chewy Molasses Gingersnaps

These gingersnaps come handed down from a family friend to my mom to me. I swear, they taste too good to be true. The ultimate holiday staple- flavorful, chewy, sweet, and just crisp enough. Plus, the dough is honestly effortless to make. If you need a quick treat to gift or an extra addition to a dessert table, this recipe is for you! I hope you love it as much as we do. Ingredients 3/4…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Grandma Barbie’s Pumpkin Bread

For most people, pumpkin-flavored ends with Thanksgiving. However in our family, we always know to expect a few loaves of Grandma Barbie’s famous pumpkin bread at Christmas. Normally, it travels all the way from Texas in a 60 lb. suitcase! That’s how you know it’s the good stuff. This is my go-to recipe for pumpkin bread. Easy, foolproof, and oh so good. Your loaves will come out sweet and light, perfect to serve in the…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Cinnamon Apple Spice Cake with an Apple Jam, Maple Whipped Frosting

I made this cake back in October for my mom’s birthday weekend and while we originally only cut up half, it was gone by the end of the evening. Such a good and easy recipe to hold onto the tastes of fall, especially with the holidays coming up. The cake is definitely more of a dense tort consistency but I feel like that pairs perfectly with the light, fluffy maple whipped frosting. The jam adds…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies

Let’s get these pumpkin recipe going! It’s officially October which means pumpkin is surpassing apple in my baking repertoire. Give me all the pumpkin everything! These pumpkin cookies are more cake cookies than regular cookies, which means they’re light and fluffy. The chocolate perfectly complements the pumpkin and oh boy, they’re good. I got the seal of approval from all the teachers at school. If you’re in need of a quick and easy cookie recipe,…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Apple Berry Bourbon Bread Pudding

Got a bag of apples fresh from picking and a freezer full of berries leftover from the summer? Have I got a recipe for you! This Apple Berry Bourbon Bread Pudding was adapted from a recipe my grandmother makes and it is to die for. I love a good bread pudding. It’s warm, sweet, soft, and the perfect cold weather dessert. Throw in some fruit and an incredible sauce and you have a show stopping…
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Caitlin’s Confections: Jammy Blueberry Peach Galette

Looking for the perfect, easy, end of summer dessert? Look no further. This Jammy Blueberry Peach Galette is super speedy to whip up and oh so good. Who says summer fades comes September 1st? I love galettes for their ease, but also for the fact that they are easily served/held as they are enjoyed. It makes it perfect to serve to a small crowd. We enjoyed ours with breakfast and truthfully, there was no guilt…

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