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gingerbread whoopie pies with vanilla marshmallow cream

gingerbread whoopie pies with vanilla marshmallow cream

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

Our living room is glowing. Yes, this holiday season is going to feel very different, but we are making the best of it: playing Christmas music on repeat and sipping bourbon cream as we hang colorful decorations around the house. And even though we’ve been a couple for almost two decades, this will be the first Christmas tree we’ve ever put up together. Normally in December we fly to Portland, Oregon to visit Ryan’s family, but since we won’t be traveling anytime soon, we wanted to re-create that welcoming, festive atmosphere here in our own home. So this year will have firsts for both of us: Ryan’s first Christmas away from his parents and brothers, and Adam’s first tree of his own, since he grew up celebrating Hanukkah, eating latkes and noodle kugel, and lighting the menorah instead. Well, right now the Husbands’ house is extra sparkly because this winter we are lighting up both. And since many families will be apart this season, we were inspired to create something special to try and make up for it. If we had to pick just one word to describe this heavenly treat, that word would be “cloud.” When you take one bite of this soft, cake-like cookie, you will understand exactly what we mean. Here to make everything merry and bright, would you please welcome this holiday hero, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Marshmallow Cream.

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vegan chocolate olive oil cake with espresso frosting

vegan chocolate olive oil cake with espresso frosting

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

If you like chocolate, coffee, and cake, today is your lucky day. And if you’ve never baked a cake before, let this easy one-bowl recipe be your first! Ryan made a similar cake in a kids cooking class when he was just 5 years old, so if that precocious kindergartener with baby blonde curls could pull it off, then you, too, will be able to impress your friends and family this holiday season with this decadent dessert. Rich, moist, and ultra-chocolatey, please welcome your new go-to chocolate cake recipe. We know what you were thinking when you saw the word “vegan” in the title—how can you bake a cake without eggs, butter, or milk? Sit back, relax, and we’ll let you in on a few of our secrets.

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brown butter cinnamon crumb coffee cake muffins

brown butter cinnamon crumb coffee cake muffins

Repeat after us: Brown Butter Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Muffins! We’re excited to share these special treats with you. This recipe was adapted from Adam’s grandmother who would make her famous coffee cake for every holiday and special occasion. We included the cake recipe in our cookbook, and today we’ve turned them into cute individual muffins for the blog. This year, make the holidays memorable by baking homemade treats for everyone on your list. Wrap these mini-cakes in a festive box (if you don’t inhale the entire batch yourself) or bring them to your next outdoor socially-distanced gathering. It’s the perfect dessert to safely share with no plates or silverware required. Happy baking!

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apple brown butter whoopie pies with chai marshmallow cream

apple brown butter whoopie pies with chai marshmallow cream

This post was created in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are our own.

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn. The weather in L.A. is finally cool enough to open the windows and let a fresh breeze flow through our house. The constant low rumbling of the air conditioner which hums all summer long is now replaced with sounds from outside: birds singing, bees buzzing, and distant echos of the high school marching band practicing for their homecoming game. This morning, it was even chilly enough to wear robes for the first time in months. So as we watch the peaches and tomatoes of August magically transform into pumpkins and apples, we tip our hats farewell to summer and pop a cork to this brand new season. You’ll want to break out your finest bubbly for this beauty that we’re sharing today—we certainly did after taking our first bite. Will you please welcome to the stage… Apple Brown Butter Whoopie Pies with Chai Marshmallow Cream. And yes, they are just as dreamy as they sound!

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raspberry-peach upside-down cake with ginger-vanilla crème fraîche

raspberry-peach upside-down cake with ginger-vanilla crème fraîche

This post was created in partnership with Vermicular. All opinions are our own.

Roll out the red carpet for this summer stunner. Peach season is here and this elegant dessert is dressed to impress and prepared to be the star of your next pool party. Watch your guests’ eyes follow this shining treasure as you carefully set it down on the picnic table, and see your friends turn into paparazzi as they frantically whip out their phones to take pictures. Dressed in a golden gown of caramelized peaches and topped with a crown of ruby red raspberries, this dessert is destined for stardom. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome one of 2019’s hottest new desserts: Raspberry-Peach Upside-Down Cake with Ginger-Vanilla Crème Fraîche.

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