Chocolate Peanut Butter Babka

Peanut Butter Chocolate Babka by Wood and Spoon. This is a fluffy and sweetened braided bread filled with dark chocolate and peanut butter. This can serve as dessert or morning pastry! Making babka can be hard to learn how to do but with these steps you'll be baking in no time! Read more at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

We're nearly halfway through #monthofchocolate, and just the thought it all being over soon is kind of devastating to my spirit. I get more excited about serving up chocolatey stuff throughout February, and to think that we've completed as much as we have to look forward to makes me want to extend this whole shebang an additional month. Any of y'all in support of that?Today's recipe for chocolate peanut butter babka is really special. Sometimes I get in a baking slump and find myself lacking inspiration or motivation to get in the kitchen and create. I reach for the same recipes and lean on bland, unimaginative methods and ingredients in order to not fail. That's totally lame, right? Full transparency- I am guilty of being that person who hesitates to try something new because it's scary for things to not work out and feel like a flop. I recognize that...

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Double Chocolate Muffins

Double chocolate muffins by wood and spoon blog. These are a one-bowl recipe loaded with cocoa powder and chocolate chips. These are a simple make ahead valentines breakfast in bed option and freeze well for treats to save for later! Check out the recipe and how to for the moist cupcake like pastries on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood.

Happy Sunday, friends! Are you relaxing hard on this day of rest? We have just finished up a packed-out week in Florida, and as much as I love being on the go, it feels good to be home. We visited with my family in Orlando, spent a magical 24-hours at Disney, and managed to squeeze in a viewing of Hamilton in an off-Broadway production. Truly, it was a mini version of all of my dreams come true, and I loved every minute of it. Now that we’re back home it’s time to get back to work, and today that includes these double chocolate muffins.So why muffins for the second installment of #monthofchocolate? Three words: BREAKFAST IN BED. You need some good options. I’m going to list out a few other favorites at the end of this post, but I think it’s vital you have a make-ahead chocolatey treat to serve...

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a fudgy meringue cake flavored with espresso. It has a fallen sunken top from the egg whites and a flaky top with gooey center. Topped with cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or loads of decor, this cake is as beautiful as it is delicious. Perfect for the ultra rich chocolate lover in your life or for valentines day! Find the recipe and how to on thewoodandspoon.com

It's finally here, y'all- #monthofchocolate! I'm so excited that it might as well be Christmas morning. We're starting this February fest of chocolate with a super-rich and decadent flourless chocolate cake, and I can promise you it will be enough to entice you to stick around all month long.I started this #monthofchocolate thing a couple of years ago. February, to me, is synonymous with Valentine's Day (which is synonymous with chocolate which is synonymous with delicious), and I just knew we needed to honor the month of love by featuring only chocolate-filled recipes. If you don't like chocolate, these 28 days might be tough for you, but I'm almost certain there will be something to come along in the next few weeks that might make a believer of you. I dare you to stick around to find out.So we're kicking the festivities off with this flourless chocolate cake. This is...

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Warm Apple Tea

Warm Apple Tea recipe by wood and spoon blog. This is a sweet tea based winter beverage infused with fresh apples, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and served with lemon. This drink feels like a caffeinated cider, warm and toasty, the perfect beverage for chilly mornings. This is made with ready to drink Red Diamond sweet tea and can be refrigerated and served cold as well. Make a large batch and reheat all week long! Find this alternative to coffee and hot tea recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

I think most of us need that morning cup of something. Whether it be coffee, tea, or even a ritual AM smoothie, our mornings taste better with a drink that will start us off on the right foot. Today I'm sharing this simple recipe for warm apple tea, and I have a feeling it's going to make your mornings a whole lot sweeter.I've been incredibly blessed with two (and a half!) really easy pregnancies. The first trimester usually brings an onslaught of morning sickness and yawning and bloating, but I'm otherwise in the clear. Aside from a few out of the norm food cravings (I'm looking at you, sausage egg and cheese biscuits), the only really strange thing that happens to me early on in every pregnancy is that I suddenly can't tolerate coffee. Although I'm normally a devout morning coffee drinker, the smell, the taste, and even just looking...

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Funfetti Rolls

Funfetti Rolls by Wood and Spoon. These are morning sweet buns filled with a birthday cake flavored filling that makes breakfast feel like a party. This overnight dough can be made ahead and the bun are baked and frosted with a cream cheese sprinkle icing. Using Milk Bar birthday cake crumbs, butter and sugar as the filling, these "cinnamon rolls" are the most fun way to do brunch. Find the recipe by Kate Wood on thewoodandspoon.com

It's been a while since we've included some sprinkles in our lineup here. The sprinkles, birthday cake flavor, and bright colors that make up these funfetti rolls make me feel like we're celebrating, and you guys know how much I love a party. Our mornings deserve something extra-special, extra-festive, extra-fun, don't you think? If you ask me, these funfetti rolls are just the ticket.With all of the breakfast recipes we've been sporting on this site this month, mornings have been seriously special in my house lately. The other morning I prepared my kids what is, to use, a normal healthy breakfast and they were appalled. Like, where's the cinnamon rolls, Mom? Where's the chocolate bread and pound cake and muffins? WHERE IS THE SUGAR IN THIS BREAKFAST? Clearly I need to send the little sugar junkies to breakfast bootcamp for a little reset.These funfetti rolls really do not help the...

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Recipe by Wood and Spoon. This is a healthy breakfast pastry featuring 100% whole wheat flour and an option for reduced sugar! The cake is sweeter extra with fresh or frozen blueberries and ends up being a fluffy treat with a big domed top. Feel good about your lighter morning foods with this baked good. Read more on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate wood

I'm just going to say it: I'm old. It's official. While it's easy for me to cover up the physical manifestations of this aging process (i.e. gray hairs, fine lines, and an increasing willingness to step out in public without makeup on) there are other, less-obvious behaviors I exhibit that let me know I'm no longer 22.Unsurprisingly, most of this aging can be traced back to the two toddlers that currently rule my house, and every day there are tests of my patience and stamina. Just this morning, I made a phone call to my own mother to apologize for giving her hell over my clothing choices as a teenager. My 4 (going on 14) year old and I had just duked it out over her outfit for school, and I really thought I was reaching the brink of insanity. Almost immediately, I thought of my mother and all of...

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Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake recipe by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a southern style pound cake loaf scented with lemon juice and zest and topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. This recipe makes one loaf or three mini loaves of bread. This baked good can double as dessert or breakfast! Sweet, tart and beautifully yellow, this pound cake can be cut and served in trifles or stand alone. Find the recipe and read more at thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

There's something about January that is comforting to me. The gray skies force me inside to cozy up in worn blankets, and thick sweaters cover me like a second skin. Life's pace seems to naturally slow after the holidays, and there is a calm within that time lulls me to rest. Almost instinctively, I read more, sleep more, think more, and as I fall in step with the gentle metronome of these winter days, I'm reminded to slow down.I like that this lemon pound cake feels right for January. Just as it seems fitting to warm myself by a simmering pot of stew on the stove or to sit with my children in front of the oven watching loaves of bread rise, I like waiting for this cake to bake and to cool. Just like these January days, this lemon pound cake feels simple and lazy. It's the type of recipe...

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