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Snow Dusted Lemon Cranberry Bars

I’ve been baking up a storm this winter and while doing so re-discovered my love of the playful sweet/bitter combination that cranberries bring into the mix. I made these bars for Thanksgiving this year and upon request, they’ll also be making an appearance in a few weeks again at Christmas! They’re packed with so much… Read More Snow Dusted Lemon Cranberry Bars

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Dark Chocolate Ghiradelli Brownie Cookies

The 4th of July is swiftly approaching. Bring on the pool parties, BBQs, beach days and all the outdoor fun! Since we’re using a Ghiradelli brownie mix for the cookie batter, this recipe is really rich with chocolatey goodness and takes just a few minutes of prep work to make. Although I always make my goodies… Read More Dark Chocolate Ghiradelli Brownie Cookies

Desserts, The Classy Cook

Elegant Éclairs with Homemade Whipped Cream & Wine-Infused Strawberries

Indulge yourself, you know you want to. This easy to make and extravagantly delicious dessert will not only make your stresses go away (OK, maybe just for a few minutes) but will also impress the lucky people you share it with. This is my take on Masterchef Season 4 winner Chef Luca Manfè’s “Strawberry Shortcake with Bauli Mini Croissants & Whipped Cream.”… Read More Elegant Éclairs with Homemade Whipped Cream & Wine-Infused Strawberries

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Brunch Spots We Love: ZUMA NYC

Zuma NYC   *   261 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10016   *   $$$ If you’re lucky, brunch reservations are the plans that get you through the week. There’s nothing like waking up on a Sunday morning feeling the motivation you may have been lacking towards the end of the week to… Read More Brunch Spots We Love: ZUMA NYC

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Practically Perfect Pumpkin Pie

So has it been a stressful past few weeks? You bet. We’ve been through a lot with the entire election process and the results were kinda sorta really truly shocking. There’s been a lot going on in the country since last week and people are becoming unsure of how rocky our future will actually be. Regardless… Read More Practically Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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Golden & Delicious Apple Pie

There are so many reasons why fall is such a great season (yes, half of them are food). In addition to sweater weather and gorgeous walks in red and orange transformed parks, fall spices up your menu with some of your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies. One of my favorite weekend activities in the fall… Read More Golden & Delicious Apple Pie

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Sea Salt Caramel Banana Muffins

And so the banana baking trend continues on CATC! Since the banana bread was such a big hit last week, I stocked up on the ingredients again and was all ready to make a repeat. THEN I remembered that I had delicious hand-made sea salt caramel sugar from a boutique spice shop in Ocean City,… Read More Sea Salt Caramel Banana Muffins

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Rethink Sweet With Cake Boss & Whole Earth Sweetener Co.

If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram (@felicia.czo and @theclassycookbook), then you saw that a few weeks ago I was at the Cake Boss Factory in Jersey City, decorating cookies with Buddy Valastro! It has been SO hard to not spill the beans (or sprinkles) about what that was all about until now,… Read More Rethink Sweet With Cake Boss & Whole Earth Sweetener Co.

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Lovely Lavender Loaf with Lemon Glaze

If you love lavender as much as I do, this loaf cake is a dream come true. Lavender is my absolute favorite smell and surprisingly, this was my first time cooking with it! Essential lavender oil is known to be a relaxer and stress-reliever. Enjoying a piece of this loaf last night definitely helped me… Read More Lovely Lavender Loaf with Lemon Glaze

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Red White and Blueberry Pound Cake

I’ve always been drawn to getting cutesy and creative when it comes to baking for holidays – as you’ve seen with my Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Nest Cookies this past April. With the 4th of July holiday weekend finally here, I wanted to make something patriotic and different from the mainstream red white and blue sprinkle cookies… Read More Red White and Blueberry Pound Cake