Category Archives: Baked Goods

Pumpkin Küchen

It’s family tradition time!

Pumpkin Küchen | Milk & Cereal | You know pumpkin is not just for Thanksgiving, so make this German custard dessert for Christmas! The crust is soft and puffy, and the custard is perfectly spiced. You and your family will LOVE it!

And, you guys, this is not a recipe you want to skip over. Of all my family tradition recipes, küchen is probably my favorite. My grandma is 100% German, and this is one of her signature desserts. I can’t make it, eat it, or even think about it without being reminded of her. Though she lives on the opposite side of this vast state, I am blessed not only to still have a grandmother, but also to still have the privilege of seeing her every now and then. Continue reading

Dark Chocolate & Orange Macarons (plus macaron-making tips!)

Hello hello!

This week, friends, I’ve got a shiny new recipe that took many attempts to perfect.
I offered to write a guest post for Laura’s Mess and decided upon French macarons.

As we Northerners enter into the cold and desolation of winter (Well, we’re technically entering into fall, but we likely won’t be graced with its presence for long before winter shows its face!), and Southerners enter into the fresh rejuvenation of spring, I decided on a macaron recipe fitting for all seasons and any hemisphere: Dark Chocolate Orange. The slight piquancy of citrus is especially for those of you in or entering a season of warmth, and the chocolate is for anyone, because is there ever not a time for chocolate?

Dark Chocolate Orange Macarons | Milk & Cereal

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Cuatro Choco Cookies {& updates}

HELLO!
Were you beginning to worry about me?

I do apologize; I’ve been holding out on you.

It’s been months now since I created this cookie recipe, but the impending busyness of life (a full-time job plus two side businesses, et cetera) has prevented me from sharing it with you. Fortunately, the time has come!

These cookies are for those of you who crave and adore chocolate as much as I do. They’re brimming with FOUR different kinds of chocolate! Is it overkill? No, not at all. I assure you.

Cuatro Choco Cookies | Milk & Cereal

With cocoa powder, melted semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chips (or white chocolate, if you prefer), these cookies are not for the faint of heart. For those who prefer fruity or salty sweets, these may be a bit of an overload. However, you should at least give them a chance. 😉

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Melt Away Cookies (& Christmas favorites!)

It’s December! Snow has fallen! Christmas is coming!

And with Christmas come lots of unneeded-calorie-wise but temptingly-delicious treats and goodies that fill my belly with joy.

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One such Christmas-time treat is the Melt Away cookie. (I think they’re also known by the name “Melting Moments.”) I’ve been making and devouring them since I was a wee child, and you’ll see why once you make them!

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Better-For-You Honey Oat Banana Bread

“With bread, all sorrows are less.”
– translated quote from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Better-For-You Honey Oat Banana Bread by {milkandcerealblog.wordpress.com}

It’s true; there’s just something about fresh, homemade bread that makes life more pleasant. Wouldn’t you agree?

This Better-For-You Honey Oat Banana Bread will make your life even more pleasant because of the health benefits it offers. It’s a modified version of my main go-to banana bread recipe: The butter and processed sugar have been cut in half, and I added Greek yogurt, honey, and oats.

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Caramel Stuffed Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Happy Friday, everyone!
I hope your sweet tooth is ready, ’cause you’re in for a sweet treat today.

Caramel Stuffed Chewy Chocolate Cookies by {milkandcerealblog.wordpress.com}

Do I really need to say more? I feel like the chewy chocolate and oozing caramel kind of speak for themselves… Ah, what the heck, I’ll tell you more anyway.

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