Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cardamom Almond Shortbread Cookies

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My first shortbread experiment was, well…a tasty experience. It was an experience that I would love to redo someday. Cardamom is a spice that I never thought of using before this recipe, but it has inspired me to be more creative with foreign spices. A bite of cardamom shortbread tastes like a bite from India, Nepal, or even Bhutan.

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Peppermint Whoopie Pies

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Its been over a year since I made whoopie pies. The last time I made whoopie pies it was a bit more of a fiasco. It was the week before my wedding and I was trying to make over 600 whoopie pies for the Whoopie Pie Bar Reception Dessert! This time it was much more low key and I was making them for a small family gathering at Christmas. Regardless of whether you are making these peppermint whoopies for your own wedding or for some friends and family, they are guaranteed to be a hit and you will constantly have people reminding you to make some more!  Continue reading


Butternut Squash Galette

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In lieu of my New Years resolution announcement, I have concocted another healthy recipe that you will definitely enjoy: a butternut squash galette. For those of you that don’t know what a galette is (don’t be ashamed, I didn’t know what a galette was until a few weeks ago either!), it is somewhat similar to a pie however you don’t need a pie pan for it. All you need Continue reading


Caramel Pecan Brownies

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Health. What is the first thing that you think about when you read this word? Personally, I think about push-ups, Arnold, gym junkies, cookies, and the 21st century. I can’t get over how much people talk about their health, their friend’s health, and the neighbors dog’s health these days. Why can’t we just eat food without thinking of <—- that word? Continue reading


Winter Spiced Granola

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2013 New Years Resolution for The Male Baker: Healthy recipes. This doesn’t mean that I won’t post my favorite sugar and guilt filled sweets but it does mean that I will post more healthy recipes for those of you who can’t eat sugar, regular flour, wheat, chocolate, caramel, icing, and butter. Continue reading