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Despite the name of her blog, The Novice Chef, Jessica is no longer a novice in the kitchen. Since 2008, this trial-by-error, self-taught home cook has been experimenting in her kitchen, and sharing her adventures and tasty recipes with readers. Whether it’s cupcakes, tacos, or pizza, Jessica approaches cooking with ease and a sense of humor. Jessica is a misplaced Texan living in Tampa, Florida with her husband Jorge, and their brood of four-legged, furry children.
Almond Amaretto Pound Cake
Almond Date Truffles
Almond Shortbread Tea Cookies
Andes® Mint Cookies
Apple Cider Cookies
Apple Cinnamon Snack Cakes
Apple Pie Cookies
Apple Pie Pop Tarts
Apple Upside Down Cake
Apricot Pecan Bread
Baked Mini Doughnut Muffins
These cookies are delicious! Super soft and tons of honey and ginger flavor (if made with honey). However, when I think of gingersnaps - I think of the traditional crisp cookie. I personally prefer a soft cookie, so I was excited to find those flavors in a soft cookie instead.
Loved the berry soup - was the perfect dip I didn't know I was missing with my poundcake!
Perfect candied apples just like from the fair! I used wilton icing red coloring to give them a deep red flavor without having to add a lot of food coloring.
Soaking the cake in eggnog is a key step. It gives the cake so much eggnog flavor and makes it more like a tres leche! Loved it!
This was definitely a new way of making banana bread for me with the maple syrup. I wish I could have tasted the maple flavor more and would personally add a splash of maple extract next time. It's easy to over cook, so be careful!
I really liked the combination of orange and sweet potato and I wasn't sure I would. I added a little zest to the top of my icing for an added orange kick.