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    Welcome to borderlinebaked. I believe that the kitchen is a home for the heart, and that food is sustenance for the soul. Come with me on my culinary adventures and be prepared to unbutton your pants (just a tad). As always, thanks for stopping by.
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Chocolate and Espresso Shortbread

I have been in a rut. Everything is coming out wrong. Burnt. Broken. Too crumbly, too soggy. The other day I made muffins for a few friends, and pulled them out of the oven only to discover that for some reason they stuck to the pan. Even after a night of soaking and a morning … Continue reading

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Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

I’m quite possibly obviously having an identity crisis. Espresso Cheesecake Brownies? Or millet? …Espresso Cheesecake Brownies? …Or millet? What a dilemma. I always plan to create lusciously healthy meals, yet I can’t resist the temptation to bake up some rich, creamy cheesecake or perfectly golden pound cake. I want to care about my carb intake, … Continue reading

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Dorie’s Truly Perfect Pound Cake

Yesterday, when I came home from walking the dog, there was a brown package waiting for me. As soon as I spotted it, I had a totally precious yet fleeting moment of extreme joy. You see, I love brown paper packages tied up with strings… Ever since the days of sleep away camp and tie … Continue reading

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Pecan Sandies

Pecan sandies remind me so much of frayed linen napkins and hand painted measures. They are sweet yet sophisticated. Dainty yet bold. Unnecessary yet so very necessary. They are borderline indulgent and fit the bill for any occasion. A perfect treat for just one, and the ideal cookie for an evening of wine and cheese … Continue reading

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How to fix everything broken: aka Chocolate Chocolate Cake

Yesterday I skipped out on dinner and drinks to stay home and have a relaxing evening. I just wanted a minute to catch my breath, maybe snuggle with my italian greyhound princess (my dog, for those of you who haven’t met her) and watch some movies. I know, I’m lame. But sometimes I gotta slow … Continue reading

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Biscuit Muffins

The other day I found this recipe for Biscuit Muffins and knew I was in trouble. I mean, I obviously love biscuits. And I obviously love muffins. Biscuit muffins just seemed like the next logical step. The right thing to do. I made these on a Saturday night, swearing up and down that I was … Continue reading

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David Lebovitz’s seriously amazing Brownies (Gluten-free)

There’s not much to say about these brownies. Except that you must make them now. I used some fancy Callebaut chocolate and I have not one regret. They are one of those brownies that become the standard. So, wherever you are, whenever you try your next brownie, you will be comparing it to these. This … Continue reading

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Tangerine Lemon Curd

Yesterday I put my big girl shoes on, and despite my enormous fear of failure, I made french pastry dough for the first time. I was so excited that I finally got the courage for this endeavor. For some reason, the words “French” and “pastry dough” always make me think of professional bakers, with white, … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Apricot Oat Bars

When I was growing up, I always used my “eagle eyes” to find the best parking spot in the lot. Despite the fact that as an adult I am practically blind, back then I was an expert at spotting the perfect, well, spot. This talent has, for better or worse, never disappeared. Nowadays, I don’t … Continue reading

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Browned butter pear and apple crisp

I have this problem when I go food shopping. I know that it is dangerous to have oreos and wheat thins in my house, because when the sun goes down and no ones looking, I sneakily eat them by the handful. But, as I stand there in front of a sprawling display of toasted onion … Continue reading

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