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love baking -- the whisking, the waiting, the heat.

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  • Favorite foods: brown butter and butterscotch, toffee and chocolate, apples, cinnamon and dark Jamaican rum.
  • Last bite on earth: peanut butter right from the jar on a slim spoon.

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Bake the Book: 'Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts'

Banana pops -- frozen banana slice on a stick dipped in Biscoff Spread and chocolate, covered in chopped almonds. Tastes naughty, like ice cream.

Bake the Book: 'The Butch Bakery Cookbook'

My husband loves butterscotch anything -- cookies, caramel sauce, blondies.

But I second the Bananas Foster. That was one of his favorites.

Giveaway: Enter to Win This Panasonic Breadmaker

Rosemary pull-apart focaccia with sea salt. I can eat it for dinner.

The Serious Eats National Doughnut Honor Roll

Daylight Donuts in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Awesome maple-glazed donuts.

By far the best apple fritter I've ever tasted.

Ideas for cool kid's breakfast?

CathQ -- I'll definitely try out some of Jim's pancake ideas. Really like the PacMan and dinosaur pancakes.

Ideas for cool kid's breakfast?

Awesome ideas!

BitchinFixins -- Per your suggestion, I used the oatmeal-decorating (syrup, cinnamon, sprinkles, raisins, chips) idea this morning. She loved it!

I love all the ideas. Especially the squirt bottle tips -- definitely use that for pancakes and decorating -- and the fruit dipping idea.

Mr. Nick -- thank you for the cool creations! I'm probably going to try all of them. Margarita-style rimmed glasses and chilled cool.

I've favorited this thread. I'll be coming back to it again and again.

What would you make if you had two days off and were housebound

German pancakes with honey, blackened chicken sandwich with swiss, and a coffee-toffee pecan pie.

Don't Forget To Share Your Sweets!

I have a crazy sweet tooth, so I love the idea of a gallery dedicated to sugar! Can't wait to see this week's creamy desserts!

Best Samoa Girl's Scout cookie recipe?

Awesome suggestions. I think I'm going to kind of hack it, too.

Also, I thought Kelly's site was cute, We Meat Again. Loved the close-ups on the cookies. I'm probably going to use her recipe, along with the other suggestions for the shortbread base. If the Samoas turn out well, hopefully post them at some point. Thank you!

Weekend Cook and Tell: Hello, Salmon!

Maple salmon -- it's sweet and simple and delicious. The maple suits the salmon perfectly. My favorite meal...ever.