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What’s Valentine’s Day without some chocolate, right?

Melted chocolate

Is there anything more beautiful than melted chocolate?

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So this weekend, I was hit with an intense desire for warm weather, the kind of gorgeous weather where you can frolic through fields of lavender and pretend you’re Julie Andrews.  But it’s still January and pretty gross out, so I made these lavender caramels, which are pretty much the next best thing.

I swear I could hear a chorus of nuns singing when I ate one of these. But those might’ve just been my taste buds.

Lavender Caramels

As always, the best part of caramel-making is the tedious process of wrapping each individual piece in wax paper. Halfway through, I considered hiring an intern.

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Sometime back in June, I brought in banana crumb muffins to work as a morning pick-me-up. The next week, I brought in cranberry orange muffins and thus Muffin Mondays were born. That weekend, I purchased what I now refer to as the muffin bible and was a promptly goner. This book is all sorts of incredible and the best part is that I no longer have to agonize about what muffin I’ll bring to work each week (because these are the things that keep me up at night) since I’m planning on baking my way through all 750.

I’ve been trying to cram in as many summery flavors as possible now that it’s August, so I opted for lavender lemon muffins this week.

Lavender Lemon Muffins

Lavender lemon muffins

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