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Whole Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Sometime last year, I started a relationship with a new nut. I have known hazelnuts for a while. But in the last year, our relationship deepened. And now, I am blending hazelnuts into flour in my newish food processor. Then I am making Chocolate Hazelnut cake with mascarpone cheese frosting and fresh berries. Yes, that relationship escalated. But this chocolate hazelnut cake is such a thing of beauty.

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a bite fo roasted strawberry cream cheese on bagel

Roasted Strawberry Cream Cheese

A few years ago when I worked in retail, I developed a taste for a bagel and cream cheese. I have Bruegger’s to thank because it was on my path to work. Whenever I had an early morning opening shift, I would stop by to get a bagel for breakfast. The sesame bagel, toasted and slathered with cream cheese, was my go-to order. The roasted strawberry cream cheese was born of that memory.

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