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About loavesandkisses

I'm 16 and have been into cooking healthy for about two years. I love baking and a dessert without chocolate has to be pretty bloody tasty for me to like it! Right now my passion is trying out new recipes and cooking styles as a sort of self-teaching experience. I like to try out new cooking styles by sticking to that style for a week. So far it's just been a week of vegan and a week of raw. I'm hoping to try gluten free next. This blog will be about foods I make, recipes I try, restaurants I go to and (although this last sentence sounds painfully self centered) generally about me and this new world of food I just so happened to stumble into. I hope you like it. ~LoavesAndKisses

Caramelized Maple Praline Shortbread Bars

Caramelized Maple Praline Shortbread Bars  This is one of the most decadent desserts I have ever made for myself. I do make very rich special occasion desserts for family and friends, but I normally try to stick to the lighter … Continue reading

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Chocolate Hazelnut Pistachio Cookie Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Pistachio Cookie Cake    This is a special cake I invented for my mom’s birthday. Almost every ingredient was picked out specifically for what I know about her tastes. She loves pistachios (especially in ice cream) so I … Continue reading

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Homemade Caramel Fondant

Homemade Caramel Fondant      Fondant has always been a bit of an internal struggle with me. I love how beautiful it can make a cake look but I don’t like the taste or the ingredients. Cakes should be pretty … Continue reading

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Salted Maple Honey Caramel Corn with Toasted Pecans.

Homemade caramel corn is so surprisingly delicious. Sometimes that’s easy to forget when all you’ve tasted recently is store bought,yellow #5, high fructose corn syrup drenched caramel corn. But then you take a bite of this crisp,sweet,buttery,light homemade treat and … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Coconut Blondies

Browned Butter Coconut Blondies with a Salted Browned Butter Glaze. These are maybe the most amazing blondes I’ve ever had. I wanted to make something with coconut butter because I had a nearly full jar sitting around in our cupboard … Continue reading

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Orange Almond Chai Banana Bread

Mmmm….almonds and candied ginger. Not something I normally would go for. I mean almonds and ginger are yummy on their own but together they are something else entirely. I love this grain free banana bread recipe from Healthful Pursuit but … Continue reading

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Floral Raspberry Shortbread

Normally when I start out a blog post,I add a little anecdote. Something to catch your attention,or just ease you into all the tech talk. Normally…but not today. These cookies are just too good to beat around the bush! For … Continue reading

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